SSG Landers foreign pitcher Loenis Elias (34) from the Cuban national team has completed preparations for the first team sortie.
Elias made his first actual appearance on the KBO League stage in the Futures game against Samsung at 11 am on the 18th in Gyeongsan. Elias, who came to the mound as a starting pitcher, recorded 4 hits and 2K and 1 run in 3.2 innings. He threw a total of 60 pitches (39S/21B), and the highest fastball speed was 147 km.
Elias, a left-handed pitcher from the Cuban national team who signed a contract with SSG for a total of $540,000, recorded 22 wins, 24 losses, 14 saves, and an average ERA of 3.96 in 133 major league games. He had a career record of 46 wins and 39 losses with a 4.34 ERA at the minor league level.메이저사이트
In particular, Elias’ greatest strength is his various experiences in the US Major League, including his active role as a key player in the Cuban national team. In addition, SSG officials explain that they have a great desire to show a good performance in the KBO league in terms of work ethic and sincerity.
As it was a pitch to check the senses of the first team, Elias checked his condition by throwing a curveball, changeup, and slider.
Elias, who finished the game, said, “I am happy to finally be able to play in Korea, and I look forward to my appearance in the future. Today, I focused on throwing strikes, and I felt that I was in good shape.”
Lee Dae-soo, general coach of SSG Futures, said, “Considering today’s 11 o’clock game and the adaptation to the mound due to rain, it seems that the speed of the first team will increase and the power of the fastball will increase in the future.” The balance was fine too. In particular, the changeup was easy to steal the timing against right-handed hitters, and the curve was also powerful.”