Kiwoom Ahn Woo-jin, “I want to do 200K for two consecutive years.”
Kiwoom Heroes’ Ahn Woo-jin (24) finished the first half of this season with 6 wins and 5 losses and an ERA of 2.44 in 17 games (107 innings). 먹튀검증 Compared to 10 wins in the first half of last year alone, there is some regret in the multiplier, but the pace is rather faster in the strikeout category. He recorded 130 strikeouts (1st place) this season, surpassing 125 strikeouts in the first half of last year.
Ahn Woo-jin’s final performance in the 2022 season was 15 wins and 8 losses in 30 games (196 innings), ERA 2.11. He recorded 224 strikeouts, marking the second-largest strikeout in a single season in the KBO League history, only one short of the first-place record of 225 strikeouts (2021 Doosan Bears Ariel Miranda).
Last year, he showed off his power in the strikeout category, but this year, attention is being paid to whether he will achieve a new record because the pace is faster. However, Ahn Woo-jin himself is focusing on “200 strikeouts for two consecutive seasons” rather than winning a strikeout title and a new record.
Ahn Woo-jin said, “I know that none of the seniors who have recorded 200 strikeouts in history have recorded 200 strikeouts for the second consecutive year. “As this year’s pace is better than last year, I want to achieve 200 strikeouts for the second consecutive year,” he said.
Since the launch of professional baseball in 1982, only 11 pitchers have recorded 200 strikeouts in a season. Lotte Giants’ Choi Dong-won (223, 208) in 1983, Samsung Lions’ Kim Si-jin (201), Haitai Tigers’ Sun Dong-yeol (214, 200, 210) in 1986, 1988, 1991, Hanwha Eagles’ Jung Min-chul (203), Lotte’s Joo Hyung-kwang (221) in 1996, SK Wyverns’ Fernando Hernando’s (215), and Lotte’s Ryu Hyun-jin (2210, 2022, 2022).
Ahn Woo-jin said, “I usually start about 30 games in a season, so I think I can play 12 to 13 more games in the second half.” “At the current pace, I can fully achieve 200 strikeouts,” he said. “The ERA has risen a lot due to a lot of runs in the last three games of the first half.” “In the second half, I want to find my own pace again and contribute to the rebound in the team’s performance,” he stressed.
Ahn Woo-jin is greedy for both team and individual performance. Attention is focusing on whether he will be able to play a leading role in Kiwoom’s rebound in the second half with his 200 strikeouts record for the second consecutive year.
Kiwoom Heroes’ Ahn Woo-jin (24) finished the first half of this season with 6 wins and 5 losses and an ERA of 2.44 in 17 games (107 innings). 먹튀검증 Compared to 10 wins in the first half of last year alone, there is some regret in the multiplier, but the pace is rather faster in…