Kwak Bin (24, Doosan Bears), who grew into a 10-win pitcher, stopped again. This is due to the ups and downs of ball control that rarely improve.
Kwak Bin started the game against the Hanwha Eagles held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 12th and retired without a win or loss after allowing 4 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 3 runs in 4 innings. Following the game against Jamsil KIA Tigers on the 6th (6 runs in 3 1/3 innings), the team has performed poorly in two consecutive games. He recorded 8 wins, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 2.08 in the first half, but in the second half, he went 2 wins, 5 losses, and had an average ERA of 4.47.
Kwak Bin has 10 wins, 7 losses, and an average ERA of 3.12 in 21 games this season. Both wins and ERA are career highs. He also has a respectable hitting percentage of 0.211. His fastball average is 147.1 km/h (4th among domestic starting pitchers) and his position remains the same. The problem is the ups and downs of control. The difference between good days and bad days is stark. I also remember playing well against KIA and Hanwha, which were currently performing poorly. He gave up 1 run and 10 strikeouts in 7 innings against Hanwha (August 1), and gave up 2 runs in 6 innings against KIA (June 11), resulting in both wins.먹튀검증
Kwak Bin, who has a good pitch, can overwhelm his opponent just by hitting it properly in the strike zone. There is a contrast between the game on August 1st, when they faced Hanwha, and the game on the 12th of this month. On August 1, Kwak Bin recorded a strike rate of 68.7% (based on Stats), effectively counting out. On the other hand, he only got 58.2% on the 12th. The difference came from the strike zone pitching ratio. On August 1, Kwak Bin’s fastball strike zone pitching rate was 50%, and his slider pitch rate was 53.3%. However, in the game on the 12th of this month, the percentage of pitches in the strike zone was only 37.5% for fastballs and 33.3% for sliders. As he was unable to stick properly, Kwak Bin was caught in an unfavorable count and suffered a sluggish performance.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “In the game on the 12th, he threw 98 pitches through the fourth inning. On a day when his condition is good, he is a pitcher who throws less than 100 pitches in 7 innings.” He added, “Depending on the condition of the day, the ups and downs are very severe. Kwak Bin clearly has a higher goal. “I think he is a pitcher who looks and runs. If he does not close the gap (between good times and bad times), it will take a long time to become a better player,” he advised.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop advised him to clear his head. Manager Lee said, “As a pitcher, you will definitely be sensitive and have a lot of desire to pitch better. If you think comfortably and simply and throw, you will definitely pitch better. This is something I always talk about. Kwak Bin is a striker.” “If he can increase his ratio, he will be the best pitcher in our country,” he encouraged.