The coaching staff paid attention to SSG Landers new foreign pitcher Kirk McCarty’s first bullpen pitching.

An SSG official said on the 3rd (Korean time) at the camp site in Florida, USA, “In the bullpen pitching held on the first day of the camp (1st), McCarty recorded a maximum speed of 146 km/h, raising expectations for a successful season.” 먹튀검증

Pitching coach Jo Ung-cheon, who watched the pitching, said, “It was the beginning of the camp, so I didn’t use 100% of my power yet, but I felt that McCarty’s fastball was good.” Overall, he received an image as a pitcher whose pitching was stable and his strength was the pitching of the ball.”

On the 29th of last month, McCarty first joined Florida, a spring camp in the US, and improved his condition. He threw a total of 25 pitches, including 11 fastballs, 4 cutters, 3 curveballs, 2 sliders and 5 forkballs. His best speed was 146 km. An official from the club said, “More than 90% of the body has been made.”

McCarty said, “I was satisfied with the overall condition of pitching and the feeling of my fingertips. His throwing mechanics and release points were as good as he thought. As soon as he entered the spring camp, he thought he needed to get into a physical condition that could deal with hitters, so he improved his condition a lot,” he said.

McCarty joined the Cleveland Guardians in the 7th round (222nd overall) in 2017. He started as a starting pitcher in the minor leagues (Triple A) from the 2021 season. That year, he went 9-6 with a 5.01 earned run average in 24 games and 124 innings. The following year, he was called up to the major leagues and went 4-3 with a 4.54 earned run average in 37⅔ innings in 13 major league games.

At the time of McCarty’s recruitment, the club said, “He is a left-handed starting pitcher who can play long innings with a fast ball with an average speed of 148 km/h and a fast arm swing and a high-quality breaking ball. We decided to recruit this year.”

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