Koh Young-pyo’s ‘regular inning’ average duration is 2 hours and 52 minutes, with
extreme walk deterrence and ability to induce hits… high speed game
Professional baseball kt wiz players enjoy the benefit of ‘early leave’ once a week.
It is the day when native ace Koh Young-pyo (31) will pitch.
The game in which Koh Young-pyo starts is over sooner than usual.
Korea Baseball Organization
According to the data released by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO),
The average duration of 19 games in which Koh Young-pyo started in the 2023 season was 2 hours and 57 minutes.
This is 12 minutes shorter than the average game time (3 hours and 9 minutes) of the kt club this season. 먹튀검증
It was 24 minutes away from Lotte Giants (3 hours and 21 minutes), which had the longest average game time among 10 clubs.
Looking at the 19 games in which Koh Young-pyo started, more than half of them ended in 2 hours, with a total of 10.
There were eight 3-hour matches.
There was only one long 4-hour game.
In the match against the LG Twins on the 26th of last month,
both teams could not decide the outcome until the 9th inning, so the game time increased as they fought 12 times overtime.
Excluding this game, the average time required for the ‘regular inning’ of Ko Young-pyo’s starting game will be shortened to 2 hours and 52 minutes.
When Koh Young-pyo appears, kt players leave work about 30 minutes earlier than other team players.
The reason why Koh Young-pyo’s starting game ended early is simple.
This is because Koh Young-pyo throws the ball at a fast tempo, walks less, and induces a hit rather than a strikeout to quickly catch an outcount.
Koh Young-pyo’s walk suppression ability is, in a word, amazing.
He gave up just 10 walks while pitching 125⅔innings this season.
His walks per 9 innings are just 0.72.
Even with a complete pitch, that means he doesn’t give up one or even one walk.
Ko Young-pyo ranks first in walks per 9 innings by an overwhelming margin.
He is giving up less than half the number of walks than Doosan Bears Raul Alcantara (1.59), which is second in this category.
There is also a big difference from the best pitchers in the league, such as Kiwoom Heroes An Woo-jin (1.98) in 3rd place and David Buchanan (2.05) in 4th Samsung Lions.
Koh Young-pyo surpasses the current generation and is also breaking the new record for minimum walks per 9 innings in a season in the KBO League history.
The record for first place in this category is 1.00 recorded by Woo Kyu-min (currently Samsung Lions) in 2015 when he was a member of the LG Twins.
A walk is not something that can be reduced because the pitcher does not want to give it up.
He needs to maintain good control, stamina and concentration throughout the season.
Composure is also an essential element.
Ko Young-pyo is continuing his great record while strengthening himself through thorough self-management and lower body training.
His sharp change-up and his ability to hit the pitcher are also a driving force in reducing game time.
Koh Young-pyo’s changeup, which is considered the representative tool of the KBO League,
shortens the defense time by causing the opponent’s hitter to swing or miss the ball.
Ko Young-pyo led 166 ground balls this season, ranking second in the league,
made 113 fly balls, ranking ninth in this category.
By catching rather than striking out, he reduces the number of pitches and increases the number of innings he is responsible for.
Koh Young-pyo is the first in this category this season in quality starts (3 earned runs or less in 6 innings) 16 times,
the quality start plus (3 earned runs in 7 innings) 14 times this season.
Koh Young-pyo’s fast game speed has a significant impact on the kt team’s strength.
As the defense time is shortened, the beast’s stamina consumption decreases and concentration increases.
The consumption of pitchers in the bullpen is also reduced, so you can focus on other games.
After becoming the winning pitcher against the Doosan Bears held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 6th,
Ko Young-pyo said, “I hate giving up walks more than dying.” I’m thinking about it,” he said.