“Please watch Yoon Young-cheol!”
Expectations are rising for a new face that will make its debut in the KBO League this year. The introduction of the command tower full of pride is also impressive.
The 2023 KBO League Media Day was held at the Grand Hyatt Seoul in Hannam-dong on the 30th. 10 club command towers, captains, and even sign players gathered in one place.
Will there be a newcomer who can compete with Moon Dong-joo and Kim Seo-hyun (Hanwha Eagles), who are considered the first candidates for the Rookie of the Year award? KIA Tigers and Lotte Giants have something to say.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk showed confidence, saying, “Yun Young-chul has been confirmed as the 5th starter. As a result of watching the spring camp and demonstration games, he is a well-qualified player.”
Then, he smiled, saying, “Rookie pitcher Kwak Do-gyu will also join the opening entry. Both are promising pitchers. Please watch and support us.”
If KIA has Yun Young-chul, Lotte has Kim Min-seok. His debut season has not even started yet, but he has already shown off his fierce bat through spring camp and exhibition games with Geelong Korea of the Australian Baseball League (ABL). It is still unclear whether he will be the starting outfielder, but Lotte manager Larry Sutton’s pride is sky-high.
Coach Sutton said, “He showed incredible skills at spring camp. A good approach at the plate and a good defense based on athleticism in the outfield surprised many people,” he said. player,” he said.
He continued, “It’s not easy for a young player to adapt to the team right from the first team stage and be helpful, but Kim Min-seok is already a ready-made player.” 먹튀검증
At the beginning of the season, Kim Min-seok is expected to be appointed as center fielder along with Ahn Kwon-soo. Ahn Kwon-soo covers all three outfield positions, including center fielder, and Hwang Seong-bin and Rex are in charge of both corners. As Koh Seung-min, who was expected to be the starting right fielder, is practicing first base at the same time, Lotte can make wide use of Kim Min-seok.
Although he does not qualify for the rookie award (less than 60 at bats), expectations for Doosan Kim Dae-han are high. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Now he is a player who will become the present in the future of Doosan. He will be on the ground this season.” We’ll see you there,” he said.