80% sweep → 151km bang’ SSG Duggar’s first bullpen pitching, “Beautiful” exclaimed and cheered

They exclaimed, “I erupted in cheers. I threw just 29 balls in the bullpen session. It wasn’t even my strength. Still, it was powerful. Robert Duggar (29), a new foreign pitcher at SSG, shone brightly.

Duggar held his first bullpen session of the 2024 spring camp at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex bullpen hall in Vero Beach, Florida, on the 7th (Korea time).헤라카지노

He mixed fastballs and breaking balls and sprayed 29 times. He sprayed the ball with about 80 percent of his strength. It was not an easy start to make. Coaches including Lee Sung-yong and Song Soo-young, and pitching coach Bae Young-soo and their power analysis teams focused on pitching almost all at once.

Every time I threw a ball, I exclaimed. “Good!” and “Beautiful.” The catcher who received the ball shouted “Nice Ball” constantly. The fastball was powerful, and the completion of breaking balls such as sliders, curves, and changeups was also excellent. The average was 147-148 kilometers per hour with a maximum speed of 151 kilometers per hour.

SSG New Foreign Pitcher Duggar is pitching his first bullpen session at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, U.S. on the 7th. Florida | Reporter Kim Dong-young raining99@sportsseoul.com

After checking the percentage of his throws, Lee said, “It would be no joke if we start the actual game.” Senior manager Song also praised him, saying, “I feel like I need to play right away.”

Coach Bae Young-soo said, “They say it’s not a power, but this is really good. Above all, a pitcher has to be aggressive, and I can see that part. He seems to make his own plans and go according to those plans. As a coach, I’m very satisfied.”

Duggar is a resource that SSG brought in with all its heart and soul. He played in the Major League Baseball from 2019 to 2022. Although he has no big league record in 2023, he pitched in 29 games with 146.1 innings, 7-10-143 strikeouts and a 4.31 ERA in Triple-A.

He also played in Triple-A league. He ranked first in ERA and won the title of strikeout king. Numbers are not all there is. Now he wants to command the KBO league.

SSG New Foreign Pitcher Duggar is pitching his first bullpen session at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, U.S. on the 7th. Florida | Reporter Kim Dong-young raining99@sportsseoul.com

Duggar said, “I threw about 80 percent of the ball. I controlled it the way I wanted. It’s a bullpen session that I really like. I could throw it the way I thought it would. You have to make good use of the top, bottom, left, right. That’s where I ended up.”

“Actually, I tend to be quiet when pitching in the U.S. The coaches responded very well today. I was able to throw with confidence,” he said with a smile.

“I threw my first bullpen session. The season is long. The camp is also long. I want to take my time and calm. After all, what matters is the regular season. I will prepare for the opening of the season. I will make sure that I can throw 80 to 100 balls at the opening of the season,” he added.

He also strengthened his commitment. “In last year’s Triple-A, I played in the Tagore and Thrower League. Still, I threw aggressively. I am a fighting person. I will play for the fans, put my name on it, put my baseball on it. I will do my best. SSG was the winner two years ago. I will adapt well and contribute to the team,” he stressed.

SSG New Foreign Pitcher Duggar interviews after his first bullpen session at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, U.S. on the 7th. Florida | Reporter Kim Dong-young raining99@sportsseoul.com

Last year, SSG had a hard time because of foreign pitchers. Eni Romero left without making any throws. It was comforting that foreign player Roenis Elias pitched well. Kirk McCarty pitched an ace-like pitch, but his durability was not good enough.

He will play the combination of Duggar and Elias in 2024. Elias has experience and has been proven. Duggar is important. He caught the eye from his first pitching. If Duggar explodes, SSG can go higher.

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