‘Up to 155km bang!’ NC Dinos recruited right-handed fireballer Widener

Lastly, NC Dinos, all teams in the KBO League have completed recruiting foreign players.

On the 31st, NC announced that it had signed a contract with right-hander Taylor Widener (29, USA) for a total of $743 million, including an annual salary of $598,000 and a contract fee of $1450 million.

Widener is a right-handed overhand pitcher with a height of 183 cm and a weight of 92 kg. His main pitch is a fastball with an average speed of 150 km/h and a maximum speed of 155 km. He uses sliders, changeups and curveballs. 메이저놀이터

He joined the American Professional Baseball New York Yankees in 2016 and made his major league debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2020. He recorded an average ERA of 4.26 with 2 wins, 3 losses and 4 holds in 49 games (13 starts) in the big leagues during the 2020-2022 three seasons. His minor league performance is 23-26 with a 4.31 earned run average in 119 games (80 starts) in his six seasons.

Widener said, “My goal is to play without skipping the starting rotation. I will do my best to help the team win again.” “During the offseason, I practiced pitching and weight training, and recently started mound pitching. It’s my first time in Korea, but I’m interested in Korean culture and I’m ready to learn it. I look forward to the day I play in front of NC fans.” said.

Lim Seon-nam, general manager of NC, said, “I am satisfied that I can reinforce good resources in the foreign player recruitment market, which has been experiencing many difficulties recently. With Widener joining, I think we will be able to build a strong starting lineup with Eric Peddy and Koo Chang-mo.” revealed He also said, “Widener’s four-seam fastball is powerful, so he is in contrast to Eric Peddy, who focuses on two-seam fastballs. He has been able to compose the starting lineup in various ways. Together with Koo Chang-mo, we will be able to build a strong starting lineup.”

NC finished the composition of foreign players, including right-handed pitcher Pedy and outfielder Jason Martin, with the last widener contract.

As soon as the transfer process is finalized, Widener will join the spring camp held in Tucson, Arizona.

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