“So that I can show my 100% skills!”
‘Defending champion’ SSG replaced all three players ahead of this season. Instead of continuing to accompany proven resources, he chose an adventure. This is why interest in newcomers is growing. In particular, the gaze toward left-handed pitcher Annie Romero (32) is hot. An SSG official hinted, “We are expecting a left-handed version of the font.” Wilmer Font is the face that has been the centerpiece of SSG’s mound for the past two seasons. Last season, he recorded 13 wins and 6 losses with an average ERA of 2.69 in 28 games, and became the main player in the combined championship. 먹튀검증
He is gradually improving his body condition. On the 8th, he also threw his first bullpen pitch at SSG Spring Camp. He threw a total of 30 pitches, including a fastball, two-seam, slider, curve, and changeup. He is the first KBO league official ball to experience, but he is not very unfamiliar. “It feels a lot like the American minor leagues,” he said. Pitching coach Cho Woong-cheon said, “I haven’t pitched with all my strength yet, but overall, both strength and movement are good. His pitching is stable and his sense of throwing the ball seems excellent,” he nodded.
Romero is from the Dominican Republic. He joined the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008. He debuted in the Major League (MLB) in 2013 and went through the Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Kansas City Royals. He went 4-6 with an ERA of 5.12 in 137 major league games. He later moved to Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He played for Chunichi Dragons (2019) and Chiba Lotte Marines (2021-2022). Last year, despite poor team performance, he did his part by posting an ERA of 3.36 in 20 games.
It is also a card that SSG has been watching for quite some time. Even during his predecessor SK days, he was caught on the radar network of the scouting team. He has a 2021 contact. At that time, Chiba Lotte moved one step faster and was canceled, but this time they succeeded in holding hands. Of course, he puts in effort on his own to adapt quickly. Romero said, “I heard that batters in Korea know the strike zone well and have good contact skills. I want to learn a lot,” he said. He said, “I will do my best to prepare well and show 100% of my skills on the mound. I hope I can see the fans at the home stadium as soon as possible.”