Is there sunshine in the injured ward? ‘Second Kim Gwang-hyun’ secret weapon ready… Coming back after 4 years
“I feel like (Kim) Kwang-hyeon when I was younger. I am also a direct junior at Ansan Technical High School.”
Will he be the protagonist of the new ‘Steel Magic’? KT Wiz Jeonju (23) is preparing for an emergency.
KT fell to the bottom of the league amidst line injuries to key players. But little by little, it is stretching.
On the 14th,메이저놀이터 ahead of the match against the Lotte Giants, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “Pitcher Ju Kwon Jeon-joo, infielder Jang Joon-won, and outfielder Bae Jeong-dae will register for the first team soon.”
Joo Kwon is the key bullpen that led KT to win the championship in 2020, and Jang Jun-won is a promising prospect being mentioned as a candidate for the next starting shortstop. Bae Jeong-dae is, without a doubt, the representative hitter of KT.
However, in the case of Jeon Jeon-joo, who wore a KT uniform as the 1st nomination in 2019, there is not much experience in the 1st team. Four games in 2019 are all of the first team experience. Director Lee explained, “He went to the army and had injuries. He spent a long time in rehabilitation.” He added, “I can fight, but I can’t digest multi-innings yet. I won’t be entrusted with multi-innings for the time being.”
He is the successor of Ansan Technical High School following Kim Gwang-hyeon. Jeong Cheol-won (Doosan Bears), who led Ansan Technical High School together, won the rookie award last year and stood tall as the league’s representative bullpen. Kim Do-gyu (Lotte Giants) also played an active part in the Lotte bullpen last year.
Is it now the turn of exclusive attention? His highest velocity is around 145 km per hour, but he is a well-received pitcher with good control and a good physique of 1m88.
“The fastball will also come out in the late 140km range if you have more power. It’s pretty good right now. I feel like Kim Gwang-hyun when I was a little bit younger.”
KT players who participated in the rehabilitation camp this year. Park Si-young, Jeon Yong-joo, Lee Jung-hyun, Jang Jun-won, and Jo Hyun-woo (from left). Photo courtesy of KT Wiz
Moon Sang-cheol is the main character leading KT’s other line in the ‘injured ward’. While Park Byeong-ho was missing, he even took the 4th hitter.
Director Lee recalled Lee Jae-joo during the KIA Tigers days, saying, “I think I felt too much pressure during my pinch hitter days.” “When you play as a pinch hitter, you have to actively hit and come in from the first pitch like Lee Jae-joo. Otherwise, ‘What if I can’t hit this?’ “I feel the pressure,” he said.
“If Kang Baek-ho is sick, you have to watch the designated hitter, and there is also Park Byung-ho.
Director Lee’s worries are expected to continue this year as well. Moon Sang-cheol wields a fire bat with a batting average of .455 (15 hits in 33 at-bats) in May, including a walk-off home run on the 12th.
Manager Lee put a finger on his temple, saying, “After all, Sang-cheol Moon’s weakness is that he can’t defend. If Byeong-ho Park and Sang-cheol Moon hit first base, Baek-ho Kang and Alford would have to stand in the outfield all at once…” and put a finger on his temple.