NC Dinos’ foreign one-two puncher Eric Peddie and Taylor Widener have finished adapting to the KBO official ball. 

Pedy and Widener, who are participating in the spring camp in Tucson, Arizona, USA, made their first pitching with the KBO official ball on the 3rd (hereinafter Korean time). 

Peddy threw a total of 26 pitches at 80% intensity and reached a maximum speed of 143 km. He expressed satisfaction, saying, “The KBO official ball is not slippery and has a sticky feel. 

Widener also successfully completed his first pitching. A total of 25 pitches. Up to 141km was stamped on the speed gun. Widener said, “Today’s pitching goal was to focus on mound pitching and adapting to the KBO official ball. The KBO official ball has viscosity, so it felt good to grip when pitching.” 

Left-hander Chang-mo Koo, selected for the WBC national team led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, tried to talk to Feddy and Widener ahead of their first pitching on the 3rd to get various advice about the WBC official ball, which is the same as the major league official ball. Kindly explained the difference between the types of official ball and the tips for using the slippery official ball.

Meanwhile, Pedi is 193cm tall. As a right-handed pitcher with excellent physique and weight of 92 kg, he throws a fastball with an average speed of 149 km (up to 153 km), along with a two-seam fastball, cut fastball, curveball, and changeup. His stable command and ground ball induction ability based on various types of pitches are evaluated as his strengths.

He went 21-33 with an earned run average of 5.41 in 454⅓ innings in 102 major league games (88 starts). He was active as the team’s 5th starter when the Washington Nationals won the World Series in 2019, and is an active big leaguer who played an active role as the 5th starter last year.  토토사이트

The right-handed widener is 183 cm tall and weighs 92 kg. He mainly uses a fastball with an average of 150 km (up to 155 km), a slider and a changeup, and throws a mix of curves. Widener, whose command is considered outstanding, competed for 5 starts in his team until just before the season last year and started 13 of the total 23 games he played in the big leagues in 2021.

He was selected by the New York Yankees in the 12th round of the 2016 draft and has played for the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2018. He debuted in the big leagues in 2020 and went 49 games (13 starts) in his major league career, 107 2/3 innings, 2 wins, 3 losses, 4 holds, and an earned run average of 4.26. Last year, he appeared in 14 games and posted an ERA of 3.63 with 1 loss and 1 hold in 17⅓ innings.

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