On the 7th (hereinafter Korean time), Hanwha held a spring camp at Bellbank Park in Mesa, Arizona, USA. Hanwha is using three of the four sides of the large baseball field. The other side is open to the public or college or amateur teams by the Belbank Park side.
However, on this day, several baseball players warmed up and threw the ball from the mound, attracting attention. Jack Greinke (Kansas City Royals), who boasted 233 major league victories, Dallas Keuchel (FA), who was a reference book for Ryu Hyun-jin’s cut fastball, and Griffin Jackson, who played an active role in the Minnesota Twins bullpen in the 2022 season.
According to a Hanwha official, they visited the site that day while working out as part of Driveline during the off-season. It seems that the Driveline side paid a fee to Bellbank Park and arranged for a personal training place for the players.
I am interested in Keuchel. When Greinke threw the ball from the mound, Keuchel warmed up enough by rotating his shoulder with a rubber band in the corner of the ground, then climbed the mound and sprayed the ball. Minor league hitters and catchers were mobilized to help them train.
Keuchel went 101-91 with a 3.98 ERA in 268 major league games. He debuted with the Houston Astros in 2012, a year ahead of Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays). He went 20-8 with a 2.48 earned run average and even won the American League Cy Young Award in 2015.
However, after 2018, when he won 12 games, he no longer reached 10 wins and his value dropped. He eventually played for the Chicago White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Texas Rangers in the 2022 season, but all failed to settle down and were released.
The fact that Keuchel is throwing the ball at this time means that there is a strong will to extend his active career. He’s 35, so it makes sense. It is famous for domestic fans as a cutter reference book for Ryu Hyun-jin. Ryu Hyun-jin drew attention by revealing that he referred to Keuchel’s cutter at the time of increasing his competitiveness after shoulder surgery. The cutter, which cuts into the right-handed hitter’s body, was a weapon that enhanced Ryu Hyun-jin’s competitiveness.먹튀검증
When Keuchel and Greinke appeared, Hanwha players were finishing training. In particular, Noh Si-hwan finished the interview with the reporter and went back after watching Keuchel’s pitching for a while. The front desk and coaching staff were all busy watching their pitching right behind the ground. “Wow” and “Hey” kept coming out.