The coronavirus pandemic has caused uncertainties in the sports world. However, one sure thing is that the new Kia Tigers pitcher is ready for the upcoming season of the Korea Baseball Organization.
Drew Gagnon, a right-hander, will play his first season with the Tigers this year. He pitched nine years in the US before going for a short stint in Venezuela. He is now preparing for the upcoming season in a new league and lives in a new country.
According to Kia Tigers betting sources, Gagnon hasn’t pitched a game in the KBO yet. The league scheduled its preseason for March 14 to 24, and open on March 28. However, the coronavirus postponed most sporting events in the world.
New Kia Tigers Pitcher
Based on online gambling news, KBO teams can play intra-squad games in their home stadiums. Gagnon said that his teammates are preparing as if they are in season. They have their routines down and ready whenever the KBO starts the season.
Gagnon told online sports betting sources that he tries his best to keep himself in good physical and mental form. He doesn’t let himself lose focus. Also, the new Tigers pitcher takes the game one day at a time. Since he hasn’t faced KBO hitters other than his teammates, Gagnon relies on videos to learn the techniques of his potential opponents.
Also, he tries not to overthink his pitching. His professional pitching career began with the New York Mets for two seasons. However, he spent most of the time in Triple-A, where he put up better numbers than in the MLB.
In 2019, he was 3-1 for the Mets in 18 appearances as a relief pitcher. His ERA was 8.37 over 23 2/3 innings. In the Tripe A, he had 15 starts and a record of 6-5. He walked 17 batters in 88 2/3 innings and has a walks-per-nine innings rate of 1.7.