Who will take the 5th starting spot for the Samsung Lions this season?
With Samsung starting full-scale spring camp training from the 1st, interest is already gathering who will be the pitcher who will secure the 5th starting position.
In this Stove League, there was no power reinforcement due to external recruitment, so it is expected that the 5 starters will be selected through internal competition this year as well as last year.
Currently, Samsung has a strong foreign one-two punch called Albert Suarez, who did not have a win with immovable ace David Buchanan, but fought well. Here, Won Tae-in, who earned 10 wins by playing the most innings in a season (165.1 innings) in his personal career last year and was also named on the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team, and left-hander Baek Jeong-hyun, who shook off sluggishness in the first half and made a rebound in the second half, are the four starters. It is easily predictable.
Even before the opening of last season, Samsung competed for the 5th starting pitcher, but no pitcher left a clear impression. Yang Chang-seop was the first to be given a chance, but after becoming the winning pitcher in the first two starts, he fell out of the starting lineup due to overlapping sluggishness and injuries. Afterwards, Heo Yun-dong, Hwang Dong-jae, Choi Ha-neul, Jang Pil-jun, and Kim Yun-soo took five starting positions, but all of them were not enough to establish themselves.
This year, the competition for the 5th selection was announced early. Left-hander Choi Chae-heung is scheduled to be discharged after completing his military service at Sangmu on June 12, but it is difficult to get him to join the selection right away. In the case of Choi Chae-heung, who also came out as a midfielder before enlisting as Sangmu, it is highly likely that he will join the bullpen rather than immediately appear as a starting pitcher, as the bullpen pitching staff needs to be strengthened.
In the end, it is expected that the outline of the 5 starters will be revealed at this spring camp. As the 1st team and the Futures all have spree camps in Okinawa, coach Park Jin-man can take a close look at all the pitchers. Pitchers who competed in the 5th starting competition last year, such as Yang Chang-seop, Jang Pil-jun, Hwang Dong-jae, Heo Yun-dong, and Choi Ha-neul, will of course be listed in the 5th starting competition.
In particular, Yang Chang-seop completely brushed off his injury at last year’s finish camp and continued intensive off-season training. Heo Yun-dong, who broke the team’s 13-game losing streak last season, is also training to reduce his ups and downs and aim for a starting position again. 바카라
Hwang Dong-jae also showed confidence that he would take a place in the starting lineup this year by accumulating experience in the first team selection last year and improving his slider and curve following his main weapon splitter during the preparation period.
In addition, as three new pitchers, Lee Ho-seong, Park Kwon-hoo, and Seo Hyun-won, who are top picks for the rookie draft wearing Samsung uniforms this year, also participate in this spring camp, the competition for the 5 starting pitchers is predicted to be more intense than last year.