Adonis Medina (27), who will be starting his first season in the KBO League. He has a strong colleague by his side.
The KIA Tigers completed the composition of foreign players by recruiting pitcher Medina in December of last year. Medina leads the team’s pitching with ‘brother’ Shawn Anderson and Socrates Brito, who had a successful season in the KBO League last year.
KIA is conducting a spring camp at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Medina threw 4 bullpen pitches and 1 live pitch.
When asked how he felt about joining KIA after training on the morning of the 18th, Medina said, “It’s great because it’s a club with a thick fan base. The offer came while I was in Milwaukee. I heard it for the first time then and decided.” I want to do it,” he said, expressing his physical condition.
Medina is a right-handed fireballer who throws a fast ball over 150 km/h. He is a sinker, two-seam fastball, and his changeup is excellent on breaking pitches. Here, sliders and curves are also used. The composition is also evaluated as stable.
What ball are you most confident about? Medina said, “I’m confident in all types of pitches, but when I throw a sinker, batters get confused. That’s my strength.”
At spring camp, Socrates is 토토사이트, working hard to adapt to Medina. Socrates and Medina are from the same Dominican Republic. Socrates gave generous advice.
Medina revealed the contents of the conversation, saying, “Socrates said,’Baseball is not different from country to country. Working hard in the game is the same. You just have to do your best.” KIA is contemplating the starting pitcher for the opening game of the 2023 season
. will participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in March, and Medina and Anderson have yet to pitch in. The two foreign pitchers are expected to take the mound in a practice game held at the second spring camp in Okinawa, Japan
. He had the experience of starting as a starting pitcher in the opening game. (To go to the opening game) I will do my best to match that.”
Kim Jong-guk, coach of the KIA, hopes that Medina and Anderson combine to digest more than 300 innings. Medina revealed a strong aspiration.
“As a member of the team, I work hard I’m going to do it. The goal is 15 wins and 180 innings. You can do 180 innings. He never pitched 180 innings while in the Dominican Republic. I plan to keep moving forward with that goal.”