Will Oh Seok-ju be the hidden card in the Kiwoom?

Will Oh Seok-ju be the hidden card in the Kiwoom starting lineup?

The biggest challenge for the Kiwoom Heroes in the 2024 season is building their starting lineup. They have the same two foreign pitchers as any other team. The Hurado-Heisus one-two punch doesn’t look bad.

The problem is that they have no domestic starters. Ace Ahn Woo-jin had elbow surgery. Another pillar, Choi Won-tae, was traded to the LG Twins midway through last season. Veteran Jung Chan-heon, who was a solid fifth starter, also has a sore back.

It’s ‘Muju Gongsan’. For manager Hong Won-ki, it’s a headache, but for the players, it’s a land of opportunity. Anyone who shows competitiveness can enter the rotation immediately.

However, the more experienced pitchers are likely to get the first chance. Jang Jae-young, Ha Young-min, and Kim Sun-ki are the favorites. 바카라사이트 However, Hong said, “No one is set in stone,” indicating that there will be competition.

That’s why the two players Hong took to the first spring training camp in Arizona, USA, stand out.

They are Kim In-beom and Oh Seok-joo. Their names may be a bit unfamiliar to fans. But they have a lot of potential. They”re also full of confidence.

Kim In-beom was a 2019 fourth-round pick of the second round of the Kium draft. After playing three games for the first team in the 2021 season, he enlisted in the Merchant Marine and completed his military service. “Through military life, I created a regular lifestyle pattern. I’ve maintained it even after leaving the military,” he said, adding, “I’ll do a good job in the role I’m given, whether it’s starting or in the middle. My goal is to stay in the first team.” As for his strengths, he said, “My pitches are my fastball. I can control hitters with a variety of pitches,” he said.

Oh Seok-ju came to Kiwoom through the second round draft late last year. He left LG for a new challenge. He also played nine games for the first team last year. Considering LG was a team with tremendous pitching depth, 안전 토토사이트 you can see that coach Yeom Kyung-yup and the club had some expectations for him. Kiwoom recognized his potential and took a gamble in the second round of the draft.

“I’m grateful to Kiwoom for giving me a chance through the secondary draft,” Oh said, “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a desire to start. I’m training with the idea that the first thing is to show good performance on the mound, regardless of the position,” he said.