In 2023, 8 out of 10 first-time players nominated are pitchers. Among them, KIA Tigers Yoon Young-cheol (19), Samsung Lions Lee Ho-seong (19), and SSG Landers Lee Row-un (19) participated in the first team game.
Yoon Young-cheol, 메이저사이트who has been receiving attention since the demonstration game, made his debut as a starter. He took the mound against the Kiwoom Heroes on the 15th and gave up 4 hits and 5 runs in 3⅔ innings. He lacked control, giving up four walks.
Lee Ho-seong was the fastest in his first start. On the 1st, he climbed the mound in the 9th inning of the opening match against the NC Dinos and finished one inning with no runs. He experienced the first team relatively unburdened in a situation where he was far behind by 0-8. He allowed 2 runs in 7 innings and an earned run average of 2.57 in 3 games. During the match against SSG on the 12th, he took the mound 6 times following starter Baek Jung-hyun, giving up 2 runs in 3 innings.
On the 2nd, Lee Rowun played the 8th inning of the second game of the opening series with KIA and finished one inning scoreless. He allowed 3 runs (2 earned) and an earned run average of 3.38 while pitching a total of 5⅔ innings in 3 games.
However, Kim Seo-hyun (19), who was nominated for the first place among all newcomers in 2023, has not yet climbed the first team mound. A top-notch prospect called ‘Super Rookie’ is staying in the second group of the Hanwha Eagles.
He was in the first team until the US and Japan spring camps and exhibition games, but was excluded from the opening entry. He started in the second team and continues to play in Futures League matches.
It was jagged during the trial game. He overwhelms batters with a fastball of 158 km/h, then suddenly shakes and walks.
I used to give Concentration collapsed over the runner, and a wild fight broke out. Because I didn’t have enough time, I couldn’t see the runner check sign. He allowed a stolen base. There was a scene where he brought himself into a crisis and managed to fix it himself. While throwing an attractive fastball, it failed to give trust.
Coach Carlos Subero said in an interview in the first week of his opening, “I will prepare Kim Seo-hyun in the second team for the time being.” He is a mantra to improve control and find stability.
The season has started and we are now into our third week. The time for Kim Seo-hyun’s first-team debut is approaching.
He appeared in 5 Futures League games and pitched a total of 7 innings. He gave up six hits, three on four walks, and struck out 11, including one home run. He has 1 hold and a 1.29 earned run average. He’s got pretty good grades. Choi Won-ho, head coach of the Hanwha Futures team (50), said, “He is a player with tremendous potential. He is preparing well.
What stands out is the pitching innings. On April 4, he pitched 1 inning each on the 6th and 2 innings on the 8th. After throwing 1 inning on the 14th, he was responsible for 2 innings on the 16th.
I pitched 20 pitches in 1 inning and 40 pitches in 2 innings. After his appearances, he was given rest days at regular intervals, and his recovery rate was monitored. Director Choi said, “The recovery speed after starting is very good. He throws more than two innings and throws a little variety of pitches.” If he throws one inning at a time, he will only play with the pitch he is most confident in. It is highly likely that the pitching pattern will become monotonous.
He may even take the pitch long to the next three innings. This is to build the ability to digest long innings while strengthening durability.
Last year, Moon Dong-ju (20) did the same, but Hanwha manages rookie pitchers meticulously at the club level. Now, if we wait a little bit, it seems that Kim Seohyun’s time will come.