“Everyone expects something from (Yang) Will.”
As soon as the Doosan Bears start their spring camp in Australia, they are feeling the effect of recruiting catcher Yang Eui-ji (36). Doosan has been holding a spring camp since the 1st at Blacktown Baseball Stadium in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia. Yang Eui-ji shows off her presence not only at the bullpen pitching ground, but also during batting training. There was a reason why Doosan regained the master of the house this winter by offering a 4+2 year 15.2 billion won contract, the best free agent treatment ever.
Yang Eui-ji received balls from Park Chi-guk (25)먹튀검증 , Jeong Cheol-won (24), Jang Won-joon (38), and Kwak Bin (24) in order at the bullpen pitching ground on the 1st and 2nd. When Eui-ji Yang appeared to receive the ball, the fight between the young guns trying to match the catcher of the national team was fierce, but for now, they lined up in an urgent order. Jeong Cheol-won and Kwak Bin enjoyed a preferential treatment, not a preferential treatment, because they had to work together with Yang Eui-ji at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will be held in March.
Park Chi-guk and Jang Won-joon worked together comfortably as they had experience with Yang Eui-ji at Doosan in the past. While receiving the ball from the two pitchers, Yang Eui-ji saved his energy by specifically mentioning what was better than in the past. He wasn’t just giving compliments unconditionally. When he was out of balance, he pointed out right away and helped to correct it.
Jeong Cheol-won and Kwak Bin threw the ball so powerfully that they felt the need to show it in front of Yang Eui-ji. Kwak Bin was so motivated that he lost his balance greatly and even committed a wild fight. Yang Eui-ji laughed at Kwak Bin’s wild fight, and then led him so that he could throw the ball comfortably while looking only at the center. Jeong Cheol-won also ordered several times to throw only with balance, without power.
Eui-ji Yang, after working with the young guns, said, “There are a lot of friends I see for the first time, so there is something awkward. I think I should do well.” He replied with a smile.
When Doosan Pitching Coach Jung Jae-hoon said that Young Guns seemed to be more nervous and throwing the ball in front of Yang Eui-ji, he said, “There can be no influence. Everyone expects something from Will. It seems that my concentration is getting better.”
Eui-ji Yang’s eyes were not focused only on the pitcher receiving the ball. Pitchers who are in sync with other catchers in the bullpen pitching field were also closely watched. He immediately pointed out a pitcher’s pitching habit and told them that there was a difference between throwing a fastball and a breaking ball.
Yang Eui-ji also showed off his influence next to his batting cage. He moved to NC Dinos as a free agent after the 2018 season and has been attacking Doosan hitters as an enemy for four years. In the meantime, it is true that Doosan hitters have been working hard to prevent them from producing in-play balls. Yang Eui-ji informs the Doosan batters whom he met as a colleague again after 4 years of the characteristics he has identified so far and helps them to supplement them if necessary.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop is having a meal with Yang Eui-ji at the camp and wants to ask in detail what Doosan looked like in NC. When Yang Eui-ji asked what he wanted to say to coach Lee, he said, “Doosan was a very formidable team with no weaknesses when I transferred to another team. It was difficult because it was good. The players confused the opponent team’s spirit according to the strategy, and it seems that it was really difficult during the game.
Above all, it was a great source of strength for the former colleagues who were with Doosan during its golden age. 4th hitter Kim Jae-hwan (35), who suffered ups and downs last year, said, “(With Ji-hyung coming), I feel good and comfortable because I have someone to talk to about my difficulties. . It’s more fun to see it every day now,” he said, welcoming the strong supporters.
Yang Eui-ji wants to help her team as much as possible until she returns to Korea to join the national team on the 12th. He said, “I want to receive the ball from possible pitchers at least once, and I need to get to know the names of players I don’t know.”