Doosan Bears foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle’s first-team debut is just around the corner. This is because Dylan, who was hit in the head by a live pitching ball during spring camp and spent a long recovery period, completely shook off the aftereffects. In order to repay the favor to the Doosan club that has waited for him, Dylan is full of desire to throw the ball right away.
Dylan started on April 27 at Bears Park in Icheon in the second game of the Doubleheader against the KIA Tigers in the Futures League, recording 4 innings, 1 hit, 4 strikeouts and no runs on 3 walks.
On this day, Dylan threw a total of 69 pitches, with a maximum velocity of 150 km/h (average 145 km/h), a slider (127-134 km/h), a changeup (130-134 km/h), and a curve (122-126 km/h). I faced the KIA lineup. If there are no major problems with his physical condition after pitching, Dylan is more likely to make his KBO League first-team debut in the first week of May.
“Today (27th), I would like to give Dylan 8 points out of 10 for Dylan’s appearance,” said Doosan Futuresteam coach Lee Jung-hoon. I need to increase the number of pitches, but I think that the type of pitch and the level of the current breaking ball will be enough for the first team stage. He is a pitcher who will not easily score points if he throws his own ball while immediately adapting to the Korean baseball batting style and strike zone.”
Dylan, who met with MK Sports after starting the Futures League that day, said, “It was my second appearance in the actual game, and the overall feeling was good. The top speed of 150 km/h is also a satisfactory part because it was at a similar level in the United States. His control is more important to me than speed. The pitching is also at a satisfactory level. I just need to increase the number of pitches a little, but I don’t care if I throw the ball in the first team right away.” ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Dylan had completely shaken off the aftermath of the blow to the head. After two actual appearances, Dylan is expected to prepare for his first-team debut without major problems.
Dylan said, “Regarding the head injury, he has now fully recovered with no symptoms. No dizziness. I wear a specially made hat, but it doesn’t have any mental or anxiety-related effects. The odds of getting hit in the head again are very low. I think it’s just a matter of safety and try to wear it.”