Won Tae-in (23, Samsung), the ‘blue-blooded ace’, who is undergoing personal training in Florida, USA, had the honor of meeting Sandy Alcantara (28, Miami Marlins), who was a member of the Cy Young Award.
Alcantara pitched in 32 games last year and threw 228⅔ innings, recording 14 wins and 9 losses (2.28 ERA). He had 207 strikeouts and a 0.98 WHIP. Following his best season since his debut, he was unanimously honored with the Cy Young Award given to 먹튀검증 the league’s best pitcher.
On the 13th (hereafter Korean time), he visited the training center for personal training with Ko Young-pyo and So Joon So-jun, and got the opportunity to meet Alcantara.
Won Tae-in, who was contacted by the reporter on the phone that day, said, “I am very happy to come here and meet good players such as Aroldis Chapman and Alcantara. I personally like Alcantara as a role model. It was nice,” he said.
Won Tae-in, who couldn’t take his eyes off Alcantara’s catch ball, approached Alcantara after the training and asked questions about what he was always curious about. Alcantara said that she answered Won Tae-in’s questions in detail and that if she wanted to ask something, she could talk to her at any time, and she treated him kindly.
Won Tae-in said, “I was surprised to see Alcantara’s changeup. It was the first ball I had ever seen in my life. It is said that Alcantara, who watched Won Tae-in’s catch ball, conveyed his thoughts without hesitation.
Won Tae-in, who had the honor of meeting the best pitcher in the major leagues he had only seen on TV, said, “Today was a good experience. He also told me about the change-up grip and throwing techniques, and it felt good when playing catch. Next time, I’m thinking of talking about playing catch together.”
Won Tae-in met not only Alcantara, but also Pablo Lopez (27, Miami), Ryu Hyun-jin (36), who is active in the Toronto Blue Jays, and Alec Manoa (25), who is well known to domestic fans. He boasted, “Thanks to Manoa, I even had a video call with Ryu Hyun-jin.”
Training with the best pitchers in the major leagues, he promised, “It is a really good opportunity.
Having been selected for the WBC national team, he said, “I am very proud to have the opportunity to participate in the WBC tournament, which is called the Great Baseball Festival. My biggest desire is to wash away the regrets of the Tokyo Olympics.” During personal training with the WBC official ball, he expressed his confidence, saying, “It feels bigger than the ball I used in Korea and it seems slippery. I got used to it after throwing it, but there is no big problem.”