“It is not over yet. I want to become a reliable and stable pitcher.”
NC Dinos Shin Min-hyeok, who is dreaming of a rebound in the Futures (second team) league, was confident of his revival.
Shin Min-hyeok, who made his debut in the first team in the 2020 season, is a right-handed pitcher with an average ERA of 4.66 and 15 wins and 18 losses in 73 games (55 starts) until last year. In particular, in the 2021 season, when he established himself as a built-in starting pitcher, he even recorded an average ERA of 4.41 with 9 wins and 6 losses in 30 games (145 innings).
However, Shin Min-hyeok fell into a bit of a slump this year. After the opening, he seemed to be on the rise with two consecutive wins, but after that, the ups and downs were severe. His performance was 3-2 with an ERA of 5.20 in 8 appearances (36.1 innings). As a result, he was dropped from the first team entry on the 24th of last month, and is currently having time to readjust in the Futures League.
The main reason for his sluggishness is that his pitches suddenly fluctuated after a round of batting order. According to baseball statistics site Statties, Shin Min-hyeok’s 1st inning batting average is only 0.226, but his 3rd inning batting average is 0.313 and 4th inning batting average is 0.452.
Shin Min-hyeok, who met with a reporter while doing an individual exercise after the Futures League match against Sangmu, which was scheduled to be held at Masan Baseball Stadium on the 1st, was canceled due to rain, said, “(The game) was good in the beginning, but the ball always came around once the batting order was turned. In particular, it seems that the batters took good timing because the breaking ball was driven to the center.”먹튀검증
However, as can be seen from the fact that he always shows off good pitches at the beginning of each game, there is no big problem with Shin Min-hyuk’s pitch itself. As long as he maintains good control, he can always show a sense of security. Head coach Kang In-kwon, NC coach, also has no doubts about his resurrection.
Shin Min-hyeok said, “(Kang In-kwon) coach (on the 23rd of last month) after the Busan Lotte Giants match, he said, ‘Go to the 2nd team and prepare well. I will adjust the selection, so see you soon,” he said.
It’s only one game, but the Futures League performance wasn’t bad either. Shin Min-hyeok, who started against Sangmu on the 30th of last month, threw 79 balls and blocked 5 innings with 2 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and no runs. What part is he currently improving in the Futures League?
Shin Min-hyeok nodded, saying, “I’m practicing a lot, focusing on things I didn’t like.” “I’m building my body with an emphasis on physical strength. He is also refining pitching balance and breaking pitches. He’s practicing a lot of things he shouldn’t be doing.”
He also had a secret weapon ready. that’s the curve. Shin Min-hyeok said, “Especially, I am practicing curves, and (NC Futures Team) coach Son Jung-wook and coach Lee Yong-hoon are well informed. Thanks to that, I am polishing it comfortably,” he said.
Coaches Son Jung-wook and Lee Yong-hun, as well as NC Futuresteam coach Gong Pil-seong, are among his strong supporters. Shin Min-hyeok expressed his gratitude, saying, “(Director Gong Pil-seong) told me to ‘continue to do the things you did in the first team.
Regarding his goal, Shin Min-hyeok said, “The first thing is to get into the first team and pitch well,” and “I want to become a reliable and stable pitcher.” Lastly, he did not forget to greet his fans.
“I am practicing well. (My baseball) is not over yet. No matter when I go up (to the 1st team), I will pitch well, so please support me a lot. I will try to find myself as soon as possible”. Those were Shin Min-hyuk’s words.
Shin Min-hyeok is sharpening the blade of his comeback while consulting with each other like this. Will he be able to successfully rebound? One thing is clear: when he joins, the NC starting lineup can become more solid.