Kirk McCarty, the new foreign pitcher of SSG Landers, has been highly anticipated from the beginning of the camp.
Coach Kim met with reporters at the 2023 spring camp in Vero Beach, Florida, USA on the 11th (Korean time) and evaluated with a positive gaze, saying, “Mccarty has built up his body enough to play right now.”
McCarty is a new foreign pitcher who needs to keep the SSG starting lineup this year. At the time of McCarty’s recruitment, SSG said스포츠토토, “He is a left-handed starting pitcher who can play long innings with fast ball swings and perfect breaking balls along with a fastball with an average speed of 148 km/h. highly rated.
It is still in the early stages of spring training, but coach Kim repeatedly expressed satisfaction, saying, “I was in good condition from the first day of camp.”
McCarty recorded his highest speed of 146 km/h in bullpen pitching on the first day of camp, raising expectations for his successful season.
At the time, pitching coach Jo Ung-cheon 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.”
McCarty started preparing for the season at the campsite on the 29th of last month. He raised expectations that his physical condition was controlled by more than 90% from the first day.
McCarty also said after his first bullpen pitching, “I was satisfied with the pitching condition and the feeling of my fingertips overall. The throwing mechanism and release point were good as expected. As soon as he entered the camp, he thought he had to get into a physical condition that could deal with batters, so he improved his condition a lot,” he evaluated himself.