“It seems stable but not overpowering.”
Yang Sang-moon, a baseball commentator at SPOTV, evaluated Dylan Pyle (27, USA), who made his debut in the KBO League, like this. He pitched excellently until the third inning, but shook sharply after the fourth. He was a pitcher who found an all-too-obvious task.
Dylan started in the home game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Hanwha Eagles held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 4th, giving up 5 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks in 4 innings.
It was the pitching content that clearly identified the strengths and weaknesses.
Dylan, who had high expectations, was hit in the head by a batted ball during spring camp in Australia and spent more than a month recovering. He did not have any major problems with pitching, but as he complained of dizziness after being hit by a ball on his sensitive head, manager Lee Seung-yeop took “when the doctor said it was completely fine” as the point of return and had to pack the starting lineup without Dylan for a month after the opening.
4th and 5th starters Kim Dong-ju and Choi Seung-yong threw unexpectedly well and were able to endure April with a 50% win rate. Doosan coach Lee크크크벳 Seung-yeop expressed his regret by moving Choi Seung-yong to the bullpen. Because he was throwing so well.
Before the game, manager Lee Seung-yeop plans to throw around 80. In the words of his interpreter, he said that he did not know what would happen if he received the application. He said, “I wish I could get some pills.” In the US, camps usually start late. Since he has his own routine, he hasn’t been able to increase his pace much. It was his first pitching with a hitter on the day he was injured. “I haven’t fully figured it out yet,” he said.
Expectations were high. Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “He is a pitcher with good control. Although his RBI is low, he throws a lot of strikes and has good breaking balls. I think he is competitive in Korean baseball. I hope he doesn’t get sick and keeps his rotation well.”
He was flawless until the third inning. He pitched aggressively with a fast tempo. His top speed did not exceed 150 km, but he was enough to steal the timing of hitters with a compliant breaking ball. This is the reason why he was able to turn Hanwha hitters into a beom-tae one after another even though he had no strikeouts.
However, when the number of pitches exceeded 50, the power of the ball dropped significantly. After training in Australia, he took a lot of time off and pitched in a practice game with independent baseball team Yeoncheon Miracle and a Futures League game with KIA Tigers, but there was a big difference between the actual game and the level of tension.
In the 4th inning, with no one out runners, the curve thrown at Noh Si-hwan went over the left wall. It was a large cannon with a range of 126m. Afterwards, Dylan, who also gave away a hit to Chae Eun-seong, had a high change-up against Kim In-hwan, and Kim In-hwan’s hit hit became a superior two-run four that flew so strongly that he felt a home run the moment it hit.
Afterwards, he committed a walk and a wild throw to Choi Jae-hoon, and when the first baseman grounded, he failed to catch during the base cover process and showed a series of regrettable scenes.
Commentator Yang Sang-moon, who praised the pitcher until the 3rd inning, saying, “Hanwha is a difficult pitcher. He throws strikes well, has a good breaking ball, and has a fast tempo.” did.
He went to the mound in the 5th inning as well, but after allowing a right-handed hit to Noh Soo-gwang and a walk to Jung Eun-won, he passed the ball to Kim Yu-seong. To make matters worse, after Kim Yu-seong gave up a walk, Chae Eun-seong hit a grand home run, increasing the run to 5.
It is still difficult to evaluate. He came back healthy, but he hadn’t thrown a lot of balls in the meantime, so it was quite acceptable that his strength dropped after the 4th inning. The problem is the next game. Director Lee Seung-yeop’s worries will inevitably grow if he fails to show an improvement in this respect.