“You might be wondering why I act so harsh…” The pitching form of the 13-win ace was corrected. Why? 

 “You may be wondering why I act so sternly…”

Koh Young-pyo, the domestic ace of the KT Wiz, changed his pitching form this season. He may not notice much difference to the general public, but for him, it is very important to change the pitching rhythm.

Ko Young-pyo started in an exhibition game against SSG Landers held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 25th and recorded 4 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 1 run in 3 innings. The number of pitches was 64.

Koh Young-pyo threw with a new pitching form that day. He said that he changed the process of shifting the center of gravity when throwing by lifting his leg and stepping forward. “I tended to lean backwards when I raised my legs to control my weight well, but I paid a lot of attention to that side, so when I moved my center forward, it slowed down and I couldn’t use that power and felt like I was throwing it out of place,” he said. To compensate for that, I corrected my pitching form.”

It’s not finished yet. Koh Young-pyo said, “I’m seeing the effect in the windup,” and “but I think I’m still lacking in the set position. I’ll keep working hard and fix it.”

KT coach Lee Kang-cheol seemed to be a little worried about the change in his pitching form. Koh Young-pyo said, “When the form is changed, the upper body tends to go up. When the upper body goes up, the arms naturally go up. In the case of a sidearm pitcher, when the arms go up, the ball moves less, so it can look normal to hitters.” 스포츠토토

In fact, in a situation where you are throwing well, pitching form correction may not make sense at first glance. Koh Young-pyo contributed to the team’s first win in 2021 with a good record of 11 wins, 6 losses and 1 hold average ERA of 2.92, and last year also played an active role as a domestic ace with 13 wins, 8 losses and an average ERA of 3.26. His 182⅓ innings was the most on the team, sixth overall, and second by a pitcher in the country.

Go Young-pyo is well aware of the worries around him. Young-Pyo Ko, who said, “I’m doing well, why am I acting so harshly?” said Young-pyo Ko, “I want to do better, pitch better, and contribute more to the team’s victory. I hope you will support me rather than worry.” said.

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