Returning Doosan ace Raul Alcantara has become stronger.
Already sprayed 154 km. The splitter has also been sharpened. Unnecessary balls have also been drastically reduced. It has three elements: speed, changing ball, and control ball.
Alcantara made his first start in an exhibition game against NC held at Changwon NC Park on the 15th, and made a good pitch against 12 batters in 3 innings, giving up 3 hits, 1 strikeout, and 4 walks. He finished three innings on just 37 pitches with no walks. The strike rate was also high at 26. Fastball (16 pitches) with a maximum velocity of 154km. Centered on the splitter (11 pitches), various changing balls such as slider (6 pitches), curve (2 pitches), and changeup (2 pitches) were checked.스포츠토토
Alcantara, who had already covered 150km in Cheongbaekjeon, became faster in his first appearance in the demonstration game.
At the start of the season, he is expected to deliver a more powerful fastball. When combined with a sharper splitter refined in Japan, an untouchable performance is expected. It was also impressive that he had no walks. A sense of stability has increased compared to before advancing to Japan.
The Doosan bench is worried about the new foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle, who is unavoidably absent from the beginning of the season due to a bruised goal. Alcantara’s fast pace is a great comfort.
After the game, Alcantara said, “It’s been three years since I’ve been on the Korean mound, and it felt good in itself.”
He implied that preparations for the opening were proceeding smoothly, saying, “I am satisfied with the contents of the pitching, regardless of personal feelings.
Alcantara gave meaning, saying, “The speed came out well, but the first ball is the first ball. It is more meaningful that there is no 4 balls than the fast speed. Of course, if the speed is higher, it will be the icing on the cake.” After returning to Doosan for the first time in three years, he said, “I feel like I’m back home,” and smiled happily, saying, “I’m satisfied with my first appearance after coming back home.”