The Samsung Lions focused on bolstering their pitching staff in the offseason. Left-hander Choi Sung-hoon, who joined the organization in the second round of the draft, is expected to be a strong backstop on the mound this season.
After graduating from Gyeonggi University and Kyung Hee University, the left-hander began his professional career with LG in 2012 and has appeared in 269 games in the first team, posting an 8-8 record with two saves and 23 relief appearances. His ERA is 3.97.
After the second round of the draft, Lee Jong-yeol said, “Overall, it went according to the scenario we envisioned and we are satisfied with the outcome of the selection.” “By signing Choi Sung-hoon, we aimed to strengthen the depth of our left-handed pitching staff,” he said.
On the 10th, Choi visited Daegu Samsung Lions Park for his profile photo shoot and said, “I’m happy to come to a good team. I am very grateful to the team for selecting me, 온라인카지노 and I will prepare well to show a performance worthy of expectations,” he said.
With the team in need of more left-handed pitching resources
Choi’s arrival is as welcome as a rainy day after a drought. “There are so many good players in Samsung, so if I can integrate well and do well together, I think we will have a better performance this season,” said Choi, who is well aware of the club’s high expectations.
“I didn’t think about the size difference,” says Choi, who will be playing at Daegu Samsung Lions Park, one of the largest baseball stadiums in Korea and considered a hitter-friendly ballpark, instead of Jamsil Stadium, which is favored by pitchers. Over the course of the season, I hit a higher percentage of ground balls than fly balls, so I don’t think it matters if the stadium is smaller.”
He was also sad to leave the team he played for for 12 years after making his professional debut in 2012. “I played with the same team for 12 years, and I’m really grateful for the good treatment. I will keep the good memories and gratitude. Thank you again.”
“I’m a little worried because I’ve been in the same team for a long time, but it’s such a good club and I have a lot of good teammates, so I think I’ll be able to adapt quickly if I get along well,” he said.
With the coaching staff, including head coach Lee Byung-kyu,
First-team batting coach Lee Jin-young, first-team defense coach Son Ju-in, and Future Team coaches Jung Hyun-wook and Jeong Byung-gon, as well as many teammates from his LG days, including right-hander Lee Seung-hyun and catcher Kim Jae-sung, he shouldn’t have too much trouble adjusting.
“What I can give to the juniors is a lot of experience, and if they have strengths, I will accept them,” Choi said. “I also want to learn a lot from the good seniors in the team.
On his current physical condition, Choi said, “I prepared (for the next season) as soon as the last season ended, so my current physical condition is good. My workouts are much better and more consistent than last year’s preparation, so I’m looking forward to this year.”
On the professional stage, 바카라사이트 순위 yesterday’s enemies often become today’s comrades. Choi Sung-hoon said he feels secure in teaming up with Oh Jae-il and Kang Min-ho. “They are very experienced and have great long-hit production, so it’s tricky to play against them, but I’m glad we’re on the same team. In particular, Min-ho is known for taking care of his juniors, so I’ll try my best to approach him,” he smiled.
“I’ll be out on the baseball field from tomorrow and prepare hard,” he said.