SSG new foreigner, “Choo Shin-soo, a very tricky player who does not play well”

SSG Landers foreign pitcher Eni Romero introduced himself, saying, “My strength is to deal with batters aggressively and make them feel 먹튀검증pressured when they step into the plate.” 

Romero, who is participating in spring camp at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Florida, USA, successfully completed his first bullpen pitching on the 7th (hereinafter Korean time). He threw a total of 30 pitches, including a fastball, two-seam fastball, slider, curveball, and changeup. On this day, pitching was his first bullpen pitching since joining the team, throwing all his pitches and checking his physical condition. 

Romero said, “Today, I focused on learning how to pitch on the mound. In addition to the fastball, I threw a breaking ball and had a process of feeling the first KBO League official ball with my fingertips.”

He added, “The KBO league official ball feels similar to the American minor league ball. It feels smaller than the Japanese official ball.”

Romero also said, “I will do well in running and technical training to keep my body healthy during the spring camp. Also, I will prepare and learn about the play style I will have to do in Korea.” 

The following is a Q&A with Romero through the club. 

– How do you feel about joining the camp? 

▲ I am grateful to be able to join the team camp. I will do my best at every moment and use 100% of my ability whenever the opportunity is given to contribute to the victory of the team. Also, before joining the spring camp, I worked out with a personal trainer in Dominica and prepared well, and I want to finish this season in good health. 

– Describe your play style. 

▲ I like to do aggressive pitching. My strong point is to deal with batters aggressively and make them feel pressured when they step into the plate.

-What is your current physical condition and goal for the season?

▲ It hasn’t been long since the spring camp started, but I’m already ready to compete. The goal for this season is to finish the season healthy without a loss.

-What was your experience with Choo Shin-soo?

▲I played against the Tampa Bay Rays and the Washington Nationals. Most of the players have weaknesses and points that can be attacked, but Choo Shin-soo was a very difficult player to target.

– Before joining, did people around you give you any advice about Korean baseball? 

▲ I heard that it is a league that is very difficult to adapt to as a pitcher. I’ve heard hitters know the strike zone well and make good contact. I played baseball in the United States and Japan, but in Korea, there will be advantages of the Korean league again. I want to learn a lot about the Korean league. I am close with Ivan Nova and he told me a lot about Korea because he was a player last year.

-What was the story told by manager Kim Won-hyung, whom I first saw when I joined the team? 

▲ They welcomed us and treated us like family. He seems to make me want to be on the team as a player.

-Lastly, if you have something to say to your fans. 

▲ It’s nice to meet SSG fans, and I’ll do my best to show my 100% skills on the mound to the fans by preparing well for the spring camp. I hope to see the fans at home stadium as soon as possible.

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