Major League superstar Ohtani’s main weapon, the breaking ball sweeper, has landed in Korea. As top aces like NC Paddy and Kiwoom An Woo-jin show off sweepers, fans’ interest is heating up.

This is reporter Lee Seong-hoon.  


In the World Baseball Classic final last month, Ohtani struck out Trout of the United States and confirmed Japan’s championship.

It is a so-called ‘breaking ball’ series that falls while bending in the opposite direction of the throwing hand like a slider and curve, and is characterized by a very large sideways curvature.

As Ohtani, who increased the proportion of sweepers since last year, filled about half of all pitches with sweepers this season and recorded an ERA in the 0-point range, pitchers learning sweepers are rapidly increasing in the big leagues.

NC Pedi, who has the most wins in the KBO League this season and runs first in ERA, also uses the sweeper he learned last winter as his main weapon.토스카지노

The sideways bending movement, the so-called ‘horizontal movement’, is over 20cm, and it is the overwhelming number one among breaking balls with an average speed of over 130km per hour in the KBO League.

[Eric Peddy/NC Pitcher: I learned it in Arizona’s private driving range in the winter.

Kiwoom Ahn Woo-jin, the current strongest native ace, also recently polished his sweeper and used 6 in the KT game yesterday (25th).

The trend of the new breaking ball and the response of hitters are expected to become an important attraction in the world baseball world in the future.

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