‘Weight secret’ free agent pitcher finally makes first team with 150 mph fastball

“I’m throwing over 150 kilometers”

When free agent Chae Eun-sung signed with Hanwha last winter (6 years, 9 billion won), LG named pitcher Yoon Hosol as compensation. It was a move to bolster the depth of the bullpen rather than a prospect.

After spring training and exhibition games, Yoon started the season in the Futures League. He has yet to make it to the first team. He is expected to get his chance soon.

Coach Yum Kyung-yup also mentioned Yoon when he revealed the timing of Park Myung-geun’s call-up on the 13th. Yi said of Yoon, “He is going over 150 kilometers. He’s throwing the ball when he’s at his best,” Yoon said. “I told him to lose weight, but he’s only lost a little bit. He needs to lose about 10 kilograms more. I’m still working on it in training, and I need to lose it in the final camp and keep it off.”

Yoon’s biggest challenge is maintaining a healthy weight and improving his mechanics. His profile lists him as 99 kilograms, but it’s estimated that he weighs more than that. In an interview during spring camp, Yoon declined to reveal his weight, saying it was “a secret.” He has lost some weight, and his pitches have been good in the Futures League.

Yoon has been on a roll lately. He hasn’t allowed a run in five appearances in August. His detailed stats are good: 4 hits, 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts in 3⅓ innings. On the 12th and 13th, he pitched back-to-back games against SSG’s second team. On the 12th, he pitched one inning with two strikeouts and no runs, and on the 13th, he came in with the bases loaded and gave up a double to Ryu Hyo-seung, allowing the tying run to score. He then struck out Jeon Eui-san.

He gradually improved in July. In six games (4⅓ innings) in July, he allowed one run on two hits with three walks and five strikeouts.In the Futures League, he has a 4-3 record with two saves and a 3.24 ERA in 20 games (16⅔ innings).

Yoon broke into the professional ranks in 2013 as a Rookie of the Year priority pick for the nine-team NC, but his time in the organization was marred by surgery and rehabilitation. He pitched in two games in 2014 and then went four years without appearances until 2018 due to military service and rehabilitation.

He was traded to his hometown team, Hanwha, and gradually worked his way into the bullpen in the 2021 season. In 2021, he appeared in 55 games (48⅔ innings), and last year, he went 3-5 with a 4.04 ERA in 52 games and seven holds. His main weapon is a fastball that sits over 150 mph. He switched teams again as a compensation player and is waiting for a chance to return to the first team in an LG uniform. 먹튀검증

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