There was a risk. This is because Sean Nolin and Thomas Panoni, who played last year, did not perform so badly. 토토사이트 Nolin has 8 wins and 8 losses with a 2.47 ERA in 21 games, and Panoni, who joined as a substitute foreign player, has 3 wins and 4 losses with a 2.72 ERA in 14 games. In other words, both of them could have considered renewing their contracts. But KIA wanted a stronger pitch.
Norlin and Panoni were not power features, to say the least. He threw an average ball in the early and mid-140km range with his left-hander. There was a sense of stability, but it was not the type that could overwhelm the opponent with power. Therefore, when struggling, it was also pointed out that there was a slight lack of innings. After seeing this, KIA recruited Shawn Anderson and Adonis Medina, who can pitch more than 150 kilometers per hour, one after another, and threw a winning move to change all of the foreign pitcher lineup.
As expected, the speed of the two players was not so bad. If I made up my mind, I could hit more than 150km at any time. However, his performance fell short of his speed. Anderson struggled because he didn’t have a crystal ball other than a slider, and Medina didn’t make good use of the materials she had and pitched wide. Both players also had something in common that they struggled with walks at important moments. Medina was particularly severe.
Among them, Anderson’s slightly better performance was 2.96, which was not so many walks per nine innings, but the story is a little different except for his good April performance. There were 16 walks in 16⅓ innings in May. In other words, it was a walk that started leading Anderson to the exit. Not to mention Medina. The number of walks per nine innings reached 4.50. It was hard to believe. On top of that, both players were in a tight spot as they failed to show their strikeout ability as expected.
However, this problem is not seen well for new foreign pitchers. This is because Mario Sanchez and Panoni, who were recruited in turn, are showing the possibility of being free from walks. There were not many cases where “walking” was hampered.
Panoni did not have a large number of walks per nine innings last year, 2.61. The strikeout/walking ratio was also decent at 3.04. This year, he gave up only two walks in his first nine innings. As I can’t say I’m in 100% condition yet, I can expect to maintain last year’s level.
Sanchez, who wore a KIA uniform while playing on the Taiwanese stage, is also noteworthy. Sanchez has pitched 18 innings in three games of the season, recording 2 wins, 1 loss and a 4.00 ERA. His ERA may not be satisfactory, but he showed that he is at least a calculated pitcher.
In particular, the strikeout/walk ratio, which is usually regarded as a leading indicator of pitcher performance, is impressive. Sanchez struck out 23 in 18 innings, while giving only one walk. This ratio of 23.00 may not continue, but it is worth giving confidence that at least it is not as likely to self-destruct with a walk as Medina.
The two players are doing well, giving up only three walks in a total of 27 innings. If this continues, we can expect steady performance in the future. KIA manager Kim Jong-kook is also giving a passing score on the stability of the two players. Panonya showed something last year, and Sanchez is also going smoothly.
Head coach Kim Jong-kook said of the two players’ small walks, “It’s the same for any pitcher.” You can get a hit or a home run, but a walk or a hit ball became the start of a big inning run. “When I lose a point, I always get a walk,” he said. Both players have fewer four walks and are unlikely to accumulate as many runners as possible, making it less likely to collapse at once. It could mean that the performance will be calculated in the future, which could be a comfort for KIA, which has to chase the top teams.