KIA Tigers Shawn Anderson (29) is slowly integrating into the team with his outstanding affinity.
Anderson is in his first season in the KBO League this year. He is a right-handed fire bowler with a fastball that reaches up to 154 km/h and a high-speed slider. In addition, he has a fast pitching tempo and excellent inning digestibility.
Anderson is preparing for the 2023 season at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, where the team’s spring토토사이트camp will be held.
In an interview after the end of training on the morning of the 18th (Korean time), Anderson expressed his expectations, saying, “From the first time I came to the team, it was a welcoming atmosphere and helped me adapt. I hope I have a better time playing the game.”
Could he have known anything about the KBO League? Anderson said, “I knew a few players who played in Korea, so I asked. I heard that the fans were enthusiastic about signing with the KIA.”
When asked which player he heard about Korean baseball, Anderson specifically replied, “LG Suarez, Kelly, KT Benjamin, KIA Yang Hyeon-jong, Doosan Brandon, and Lotte Barnes.” Anderson, who accurately told the players’ teams, showed delicacy, saying, “You have to know which team you’re playing against.”
Anderson, who spent nearly a month with Yang Hyeon-jong at the Texas Rangers two years ago, is accelerating his adaptation by talking with Lee Eui-ri and Yoo Seung-cheol in addition to Yang Hyeon-jong at the KIA. He said, “I hope the players will introduce me to Korean culture.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk has high expectations for the “new faces” Anderson and Adonis Medina. He hopes that foreign pitchers will throw more than 300 innings combined.
Anderson said, “140 innings is the most individual innings in a season. At the time, because of the team culture and regulations, I skipped several appearances a month.” I want to build up. I always want to win every time I throw,” he said, expressing his aspirations.
Like KIA, Anderson is thirsty for winning. Anderson expressed his desire, saying, “I have won championships in the minor leagues and college baseball, but not in the pros. I want to throw in the playoffs and try to win.”