Kiwoom Heroes Ahn Woo-jin (24) showed confidence in the upcoming 2023 season.
An Woo-jin, who is conducting personal training at the 54K Sports Training Center in Yeoksam-dong, Seoul, said in an interview on the 18th, “Last year, the end of the season was a little disappointing. But the atmosphere of the players was good. He is grateful to his teammates and wants to finish the season without real regrets this year.”
An Woo-jin had the best season last year. He played 30 games (196 innings) last season with a record of 15-8 and an earned run average of 2.11, winning two pitching crowns (ERA, strikeouts) and the Pitcher Golden Glove. Kiwoom also advanced to the Korean Series for the third time in the club’s career, but lost to SSG with 2 wins and 4 losses and stayed in second place.
Kiwoom will challenge to win again this season. As the best star in the team, Lee Jung-hoo, plans to challenge to advance to the major leagues through a post after the season, all players are determined to challenge for the championship in Lee Jung-hoo’s final season.
Ahn Woo-jin said, “In high school, (Lee) Jung Hu-hyung won the championship together before graduation. I want to win once again before leaving for a good stage this time. When I see the club preparing to win the championship, I also prepare harder,” he said, burning his will to win.
Ahn Woo-jin, who took on the first starting role last season, has now risen to the ranks of the best aces in the KBO League in name and reality. As such, the expectations placed on Ahn Woo-jin this season have grown even more. 카지노
Ahn Woo-jin said, “Of course, it’s really nice that you think of me as an ace. Fans also come to my games a lot. Even on weekdays, when I pitch, there are more spectators than usual. When I meet my fans, there are fans who say that they only come on the day I throw. It feels good every time. But when I don’t throw well, I feel sorry. It’s burdensome to have such high expectations, but I don’t think you should be burdened by fans’ expectations. I want to think that the responsibility increases rather than the burden,” he said about his mindset as an ace.
Ahn Woo-jin, who said, “I don’t know how this year’s performance will come out,” said, “Last year, I was in charge of the first starter for the first time, and I thought, ‘Is it right for me to go out as the first starter?’ Because Yokishi throws so well. It was as much of a burden as the starting pitcher in the opening game and going out as the starting pitcher in the wild card game, but it turned out to be the best season ever. I don’t get good grades because I prepare hard, and I don’t want to do well because I want to do well, but I have to keep preparing hard to keep throwing the ball. I may not be able to control the results, but what I can do is to do my best to prepare.”
An Woo-jin, who said he wanted to achieve better results this season as well as last season, said, “I think the mindset and responsibility are more plus than last season. More passion burns. I stepped on the threshold of winning last year, so I really want to win this year.”