Pitcher Yasuaki Yamazaki, who has been appointed as the captain of the pitching staff of professional baseball team DeNA from this season, threw a powerful ball into the bullpen at a camp held in Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture.

Last season, Yamazaki returned to a holding position, becoming the youngest in professional baseball history at the age of 29 years and 10 months to achieve 200 total saves in August. and made a big contribution to the team's progress to 2nd place.

From this season, he will be the captain of the team's pitching staff for the first time in 10 years. I was taking

Also, after entering the camp, I practiced pitching in the bullpen for the second time, and threw 51 straight balls to the outcourse with a sitting catcher as a referee.

Director Daisuke Miura asked all pitchers at this year's camp to increase the ratio of ``3-ball count composition ratio'', which takes 2 strikes with 3 balls when playing against a batter, and pitcher Yamazaki is 3. Of the 51 balls thrown on the day, 36 were called strikes.

Yamazaki said, "Continuing from last year, I would like to set a goal of refining the starting point of the out-course straight. Also, as the pitching captain, I would like to liven up the pitching staff brightly and actively." .