NC Dinos completed the composition of foreign players for the 2023 season by recruiting Taylor Widener.
On the 31st, NC announced that “the recruitment of new foreign pitcher Taylor Widener was finalized and the composition of foreign players for the 2023 season was finalized.
Taylor Widener is a right-handed overhand pitcher with a height of 183 cm and a weight of 92 kg. He mainly uses a fastball with an average of 150 km (up to 155 km), a slider and a changeup, and throws a mix of curves. Widener, whose command is considered outstanding, competed for 5 starts in his team until just before the season last year, and in the 2021 season, he started in 13 out of 23 games played in the big leagues.
Widener, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, was selected by the New York Yankees in the 12th round of the 2016 draft, and has played for Arizona since 2018. He debuted in the big leagues in 2020 and went 49 games (13 starts) in his major league career, 107⅔ innings, 2 wins, 3 losses, 4 holds, and an earned run average of 4.26. Last year, he appeared in 14 games and recorded an average ERA of 3.63 with 1 loss and 1 hold in 17⅓ innings. 먹튀검증
Taylor Widener said, “I am very grateful to be joining the NC Dinos. My goal this season is to play in the starting rotation and bring the team victory. I will do my best to help the team win again. I will do my best. I practiced pitching and weight training consistently during the offseason, and recently started pitching on the mound. I am new to Korea, but I am interested in Korean culture and am ready to learn. Playing in front of Dinos fans I look forward to the day when I do it,” he said.
Lim Seon-nam, general manager of the NC Dinos, said, “I am satisfied with being able to reinforce good resources in the foreign player recruitment market, which has been experiencing many difficulties recently. With the addition of Widener, I think we will be able to build a strong starting lineup with Peddy and Koo Chang-mo. Widener is an excellent pitcher with good control and pitch. In particular, his four-seam fastball is powerful. He also thought that the fact that he had a style that was opposite to Peddy, who led the game with a two-seam fastball, was an advantage in that he could compose the starting lineup in various ways.”
Taylor Widener will join Tucson, Arizona, where the NC Dinos’ CAMP 2 (NC Spring Camp) is underway after his final contract as soon as the process with his current team is finalized.