“It’s the best when looking at the future…”
The Doosan Bears will face off against the Australian All-Stars at the Blacktown International Baseball Stadium in Sydney, Australia on the 18th.
On the 15th, Doosan, which had its first real match against Cheongbaek, will play its first match against an outside team.
Left-hander Choi Seung-yong cuts the first tape. The 5th selection test has begun in earnest.
This season, Doosan has completed the plan for four starting positions with Raul Alcantara and Dylan Pyle, Choi Won-jun메이저놀이터 and Kwak Bin.
Only 5 starting spots remain. In the presence of Choi Seung-yong, Lee Byung-hun, Kim Dong-joo, and Park Shin-ji, coach Lee viewed Choi Seung-yong’s selection and settlement as an ‘ideal picture’.
Choi Seung-yong, who joined Doosan in the 2nd round of the 2021 rookie draft (20th overall), is a pitcher that Doosan has identified as a future starter. At the time of his joining, his speed stayed at the beginning of 140 km per hour, but he had a soft pitching form, so he judged that he could grow enough.
Doosan’s judgment was correct. He maintained a stable control and his speed rose to the second half of 140 km. As he went back and forth between starting and saving last year, he recorded 3 wins, 7 losses, and 5 holds with an ERA of 5.30.
There was a lot of physical and mental burden while digesting the selection and salvation, and coach Lee promised Choi Seung-yong, “I will definitely decide the position this season.”
In this spring camp, Takahashi Hisanori, a left-handed pitcher with plenty of experience during his active career in the United States and Japan, was invited as an instructor to speed up his growth.
Director Lee explained, “When looking at Doosan’s future or future, it is best for Choi Seung-yong to take the 5th starter position. However, his stamina is still weak and his changeup is not enough for the coach.”
Meanwhile, the Australian all-star team includes six national teams participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). It is scheduled to open a search for ‘Lee Kang-cheol-ho’ against Doosan. In addition, Chris Oxspring, who played 5 seasons in the KBO League and won 49 wins, is also included in the list, so it is noteworthy whether he will face Doosan for the first time in 8 years since 2015.