“The starting pitchers keeping the rotation well is the point of holding up well.”
Since last winter, the infamous ‘Hell Training’ has raised expectations, but there were so many players who left that it was called the ‘injury ward’. Even so, Samsung endured well with 15 wins and 18 losses and 6th place. Park Jin-man (47), coach of the Samsung Lions, found the reason in the starting lineup.
Samsung has a solid starting lineup leading to David Buchanan, Albert Suarez, Won Tae-in, and Baek Jung-hyun. The team’s ERA is 4.53, down to 9th place, but the starting ERA is 4.23, 7th, showing a slight difference.
Considering that the 5th selection resources that many candidates have gone through did not meet expectations, the performance experienced up to the 4th selection is more outstanding. Now all that remains is to find the right 5 starters.
Head coach Park Jin-man confirmed the new 5 starting pitchers ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against the KIA Tigers at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 16th.
Coach Park said, “We plan to appoint Ha-Neul Choi (24),” and “Heo Yoon-dong moved to the bullpen and will be on standby from today.
Heo Yoon-dong, who went through the 5th starting test, left a regret with 4 runs in 3 innings against the LG Twins on the 13th. Yang Chang-seop and Jang Pil-joon, who had already left regrets in the first team, are waiting for a call-up to the first team, and Choi Chae-heung will also return from managing in June. For Choi Ha-neul, who has only played in 16 games in the first team, this is an opportunity that must be saved.
Choi Ha-neul is a right-handed sidearm pitcher with a stable pitch. Since the Samsung starting lineup is equipped with three right-handed pitchers and left-handed Baek Jeong-hyeon, it would be nice to see Choi’s soft landing in terms of diversity.
Born in Gyeonggi High School, he joined the Lotte Giants in the 2nd round of 7th in 2018 with the 63rd rank. After being discharged, he wore a Samsung uniform through a trade with Lee Hak-joo ahead of his return. Last year’s first team record was 14 games, 1 win, 4 losses, 1 hold, ERA of 6.15.토스카지노
He is a pitcher who is still developing. He has a good record in the Futures League. He started all four games and pitched with a 2-win ERA of 1.02. In particular, in the last 2 games, he threw more than 5 innings in all of them and spread stable pitches, receiving a drop from manager Park Jin-man.
Manager Park Jin-man said, “I threw close to 100 pitches in the last 10 games, and the pitching coach said that the speed will increase by about 2 km in the first team compared to when I was in the Futures.” , I want to use it as a 5th starter because I want to have some control and the circle changeup, which is an advantage, can work.”
After three consecutive matches with KIA in Daegu, Samsung heads to Changwon to meet NC Dinos. Choi Ha-neul is expected to get a chance to start on the 19th.