163km monster Sasaki’s first bullpen pitching failed.
Chiba Lotte’s second-year pitcher Sasaki Loki (20), who threw 163 kilometers in high school, showed stable ball control in bullpen pitching 토토꽁머니
Sasaki pitched bullpen pitching for two consecutive days following yesterday at a training session held at Ishigakijima, Okinawa, the Chiba Lotte Spring Camp.
He threw the ball with the catcher seated for the first time in the camp.
The total number of pitches is 33. After raising the catcher up, he threw about 10 balls and pitched 33 official bullpen pitches.
Among them, he had 15 strikes, and his pitches were shaken in the early stages of the ball pitching. Usually, more than 60% of bullpen pitches without a batter should be struck.
He also showed stable pitching by throwing four strikes in a row from the 17th ball, but his overall control was a failing point.
Even though it was a bullpen pitch, the field reporters said he made a powerful pitch full of energy.
Sasaki gained attention by hitting 163 kilometers in high school, and after fierce competition, Chiba Lotte was able to get its hands on it.
Chiba Lotte has not put Sasaki in action for the past year. It was judged that the priority was to build a body that could support a fast ball.
He bought Sasaki’s talent so high and made a bold decision to invest a year.
Sasaki is said to have raised his physical condition smoothly and has built a body that can play in the field since this season.
Sasaki is waiting for the new season, raising his goal to 170 kilometers.
Speed is speed, but if control is not followed, power can be halved.
His first bullpen pitching on the day was somewhat below expectations. Whether the ball can be raised gradually is as important as speed.
Last year, his first professional year, he pitched his first bullpen session on February 13, the last day of Ishigakijima Camp. His first pitching training was on February 27. The catcher sat on the 23rd, but the distance was shorter than usual. This season, he is continuing pitching training at a faster pace than last year with the goal of making his first professional appearance and starting rotation.