Yoon Young-cheol caught the eyes of many scouts as the ‘number one’ left-handed pitcher in high school. Yoon Young-chul took the mound in 18 games last year, his senior year of high school, and achieved a remarkable record of 13 wins and 안전놀이터 2 losses with an average ERA of 1.66. He is a pitcher with excellent control, allowing only 11 walks while pitching 65⅓ innings.
Yoon Young-cheol helped Chungam High School win the runner-up in the Cheongryonggi High School Baseball Championship last year, and also performed impressively in the U-18 youth team. Yoon Young-cheol held the ‘High School Choi Dong-won Award’ given to the high school player who performed the best during the year, and was selected by the KIA Tigers following Kim Seo-hyun (Hanwha Eagles), who was the first overall.
Yoon Young-chul was the only rookie among the new players nominated by KIA in the 2023 rookie draft, and was named on the first-team spring camp list. . Although he hadn’t played a single game on the professional stage yet, Yoon Young-chul’s popularity was hot.
Yoon Young-chul, who had time to interview the reporters, held a gift from a fan in his hand. And after the interview, fans approached Yoon Young-chul and asked for his autograph. It was the moment when he realized that he had become a professional player.
Yoon Young-cheol said, “I haven’t even debuted, but I’m very grateful for the interest and gifts from the fans. I think I should do better and show a good image at the baseball field as much as I received.” “I feel the popularity of becoming a professional. There are a lot of fans who recognize me, and a lot of people who are waiting in front of the baseball field,” he smiled shyly.
Spring camp, which is going abroad for the first time after becoming a pro, is obviously unfamiliar to Yoon Young-chul, who is new to everything. Yoon Young-cheol, who knows nothing but baseball, did not even make any special arrangements to spend his free time during the spring camp break. How does he feel about participating in the spring camp?
Yoon Young-cheol said, “I am very happy to go to the 1st team spring camp. After learning a lot without getting hurt, I think I will have to show a lot of good things in the regular season.” I feel it,” he said.
He will learn a lot from his seniors through the spring camp, but he will also have time to test whether his ball will work. Yoon Young-cheol explained, “I didn’t think about what I wanted to learn at the camp. But I want to see how well my ball works. After checking, I think I’ll have time to learn, focusing on the parts that don’t work.”
He did not hide his greed for his position. He said, “The position I want is a starter,” but “I think it will be helpful to me if I throw a lot in any position and gain experience.