KIA Tigers Shawn Anderson (29) expressed his confidence, saying he wanted to play against Kiwoom Heroes Lee Jung-hoo (25), the best hitter in the KBO League.
On the 8th (Korean time), Anderson performed bullpen pitching at spring camp training held at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA. He threw a total of 36 pitches and checked his pitching feeling by throwing various pitches such as four-seam, two-seam, slider, changeup, and curveball.
Anderson, who came to the KBO League for the first time this season, said, “All players bring good energy when they train. They seem to energize each other. I always exercise in a good atmosphere. The difference in language is the biggest difference from the US, but we are learning slowly. I learned words like hello, hello, how are you, thank you, it’s okay, okay, let’s go.” When asked if he hadn’t learned profanity, he laughed, saying, “I can’t say that.” 온라인카지노
Regarding the off-season preparation process, Anderson said, “From the off-season, I prepared how to eat and how to have a routine. He has a trainer he has been with for 14 years called Buyer Call. According to the schedule set with the trainer, he prepared himself to use his body effectively by doing a lot of weight training and flexibility exercises. Condition is good. He and coach Jung Myung-won have set up how to exercise each week,” he explained.
Anderson, who revealed that he had heard a lot about Korea before, said, “Among the players who always get together and exercise during the off-season, there are players who played in Korea. I became interested in hearing a lot about Korean baseball from the players. Among American players, there are many players who played in the KBO League. I heard about Korea from Andrew Suarez (St. Louis) and Casey Kelly (LG). When I was in Texas, I heard a lot about Korean culture from Dane Dunning (a major league player of Korean descent).”
“He throws a four-seam, two-seam, slider, curveball and changeup. The ball he is most confident in is the strike,” said Anderson with a laugh. “The slider is the most confident pitch. He pitches the ball for 6 or 7 innings, intending to use it at key moments. During spring training, he throws a variety of pitches and checks them out. Coach Myung-Won Jeong told me that he has a good fastball location and changeup.”
When asked if there was a hitter he wanted to face in the KBO League, Anderson replied, “Who is the best hitter other than Na Seong-beom?” When the interpreter explained that Lee Jung-hoo won the league MVP last season and was going to advance to the major leagues, he showed confidence, saying, “Then I want to face him.”
Anderson, who said he is also familiar with the cheering culture of Korean baseball, said, “I know KIA as the most popular team. Of course, the goal is to win a lot, and I want to bring victory to Gwangju,” he promised his performance this season.