Samsung has ended its partnership with David Buchanan, who served as its foreign ace for four years starting in 2020. Won Tae-in (pitcher) and Kang Min-ho (catcher), who had a special relationship with Buchanan, expressed their regret on social media.
On April 4, Samsung signed foreign pitcher Denny Reyes for a total of $800,000, completing its roster of foreign players for this season. A club official said, “Buchanan, who has been on the mound for the Samsung Lions for the past four years, recently rejected the club’s final offer while considering a move to the Major Leagues, so the re-contract negotiations unfortunately fell through.”
Buchanan has a huge stake in Won’s growth. Won sees Buchanan as a mentor, asking him questions whenever he can and taking advantage of his strengths. “Every year, he learns and teaches me different ways of working out. 토토사이트 He is a plus in my baseball life,” says Won.
Kang Min-ho said that Buchanan’s thorough self-care had a positive effect on Won.
“He said that he tried to follow all of Buchanan’s training routines because he felt that Tae-in could improve himself to the next level, but he didn’t, and his performance improved dramatically,” he said. “I think Tae-in hasn’t reached the second level yet. I think he’s going to go to the next level from here.”
Won Tae-in, who is no longer with Buchanan, said on social media, “I was always busy following him. It’s very sad to see the player who taught me so much and influenced my growth the most over the past four years leave, but we support and respect each other no matter where we are, so I promise to finish the year injury-free and when we meet again, I will be more than what is expected of me.”
Kang Min-ho, who played alongside Buchanan as a starting catcher, also posted a photo with Buchanan on social media and wrote, “You were the best pitcher for me. Let’s meet again someday. I’ll miss you a lot, my friend!!” and did not hide his regret at the parting.
Meanwhile, Reyes, who will wear a Samsung uniform in place of Buchanan
A Dominican-born pitcher who is strong against left-handed hitters with his excellent physical condition of 193 centimeters tall and 115 kilograms, 토토사이트 순위 and is evaluated as a competitive pitcher in the KBO, which has many left-handed hitters.
Last year, he appeared in nine games (three starts) in the major leagues with the New York Mets, and he also pitched 91⅔ innings in 20 games (18 starts) in the minor leagues. “He throws a fastball with an average velocity of 147 km/h and a top speed of 150 km/h, a slider, a changeup, a cutter, and a variety of other pitches optimized for robotic umpiring,” the club explained.
“His WHIP and BB/9, two of the most important indicators of a pitcher’s reliability, are excellent. In the minor leagues, Reyes has a career WHIP of 1.13 and a BB/9 of 1.6, both of which are indicative of a pitcher’s stability.”