Building a starting lineup. One of Samsung’s top spring training priorities.
After finishing eighth last year, Samsung focused on bolstering its pitching staff in the offseason. It acquired Kim Jae-yoon and Lim Chang-min in the free agent market and brought in Choi Sung-hoon and Yang Hyun through the second round draft. It was successful in retaining internal free agents Oh Seung-hwan and Kim Dae-woo.
“Last year, we had difficulties with our pitching staff, but we finally gained stability by strengthening our pitching staff,” Park said. “We haven’t decided on a closer yet. We’ll decide after watching the physical condition and pitches of the candidates,” he added.
“The new players and the young players who experienced the first team last year will have a synergistic effect through goodwill competition.” 온라인카지노 With a stronger pitching staff than last year, Park Jin-man has a chance to win the so-called Flower Bowl.
However, there is a question mark over the starting lineup as David Buchanan, who was the ace until last year, left the team. “We will focus on organizing the starting lineup in camp,” Park said.
The key will be how much Connor Seabold and Danny Reyes, the first foreign pitchers to step on Korean soil, can contribute.
Connor is a right-handed orthodox right-hander with excellent hardware at 188 centimeters tall and 86 kilograms who has played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies. He made 27 starts for Colorado last year, going 1-7 with a 7.52 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 87 1/3 innings, and was 13-7 with a 4.13 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in Triple-A.
Connor has a strong fastball that averages in the high 90s, along with a changeup, slider, and other pitches that are complete. “With his excellent command of the left and right sides of the strike zone, strong command of his pitches, and stable delivery, we expect him to be an integral part of our starting staff this season,” said a team representative.
Reyes is considered to be a competitive pitcher in the KBO, which is dominated by left-handed hitters, thanks to his outstanding physical attributes at 6-foot-2, 193 pounds.
He appeared in nine games (three starts) in the major leagues last year with the New York Mets and has 91⅔ innings in 20 games (18 starts) in the minor leagues. He has a fastball that averages 147 mph and tops out at 150 mph, a slider, a changeup, a cut fastball, and a two-seam fastball that is optimized for robotic umpiring.
Manager Lee Jong-yeol said of Connor and Reyes
“They are starting pitchers who throw fastballs and have good command. We chose pitchers who can throw two-seam fastballs and sliders and work the corners in line with the introduction of robot umpires.”
Park Jin-man said, “Connor and Reyes are new to Korea, but they have stable pitches. We see this as a positive.”
Won Tae-in, the ‘blue-blooded ace,’ has nothing to worry about, but the fourth and fifth starters need stability. Veteran left-hander Baek Jung-hyun, first-round pick trio Choi Chae-heung and Hwang Dong-jae, left-hander Lee Seung-hyun, second-year right-hander Lee Ho-sung and Lee Seung-min, who was discharged from Commerce, are the candidates.
Park Jin-man said, “Left-hander Lee Seung-hyun was categorized as a starter when he joined the team, but due to team circumstances, he pitched in the middle. He’s taking a starting class in Australia, so he’s going to be a starter now,” Park said.
“We will prepare plenty of starting resources. Some players will need to be managed during the season, so we will have a backup. Some of the players (who are out of contention) will be used in long relief.”
Baseball is a pitcher’s game. 실시간 바카라사이트 This means that the pitcher’s impact on the game is absolute. This is especially true of starting pitchers. It is no exaggeration to say that the flow of the game depends on the performance of the starting pitcher.
Will Samsung be able to turn the question marks surrounding the starting pitching staff into exclamation points through the Okinawa camp?