Kang In-kwon NC coach “Discover selection through competition… Park Seok-min’s performance is important for the other line”

Professional baseball NC Dinos manager Kang In-kwon (51) cited the depth of the starting pitcher as a key point for the 2023 season.

Coach Kang met with reporters after the New Year’s party held at Masan Sports Complex in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do on the 16th and said, “The team’s first goal is to have more competitive starting candidates.” We will find players who are there.”

It seems that he intends to expand the 4th and 5th selection candidates as much as possible to succeed two foreign pitchers and left-hander ace Koo Chang-mo.

Along with Choi Seong-young, who recorded 6 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 2.84 in the Futures League last year as part of Sangmu, there are Shin Min-hyuk and Song Myeong-ki.

Left pitcher Jeong Gu-beom, who joined with the first overall pick in the 2020 rookie draft, and Shin Young-woo, a recruited player in the first round of the 2023 rookie draft, also jump into the competition.

NC, which recently recruited Eric Peddy, who has extensive MLB experience, still has one foreign pitcher left.

Director Kang said, “I think the outline will come out to some extent this week or so.”

Regarding Koo Chang-mo, who returned from injury last year, he said, “It is important to digest a season in a healthy way within the set number of innings.” I am thinking,” he said.

He added, “I will think about how to operate while looking at the condition after returning from the World Baseball Classic (WBC).” 바카라사이트

In other lines, the key is the revival of veteran infielder Park Seok-min.

He returned from disciplinary action for violating quarantine rules in 2021, but last year only had a batting average of 0.149 in 16 games. This year, with Yang Eui-ji (Doosan Bears) and Roh Jin-hyeok (Lotte Giants) leaving, his shoulders became heavier.

Coach Kang, who plans to appoint Park Seok-min as the starting third baseman, analyzed, “Since players with long hitting power are missing, Park Seok-min needs to play an active part in order to stabilize the batting line. Park Seok-min’s performance is important at the beginning of the season.”

Regarding the placement of the outfielder, he said that he is considering putting Park Kun-woo and Son Ah-seop in right field and left field, respectively, with new foreign player Jason Martin as center fielder. did.

On the other hand, at the New Year’s party, CEO Lee Jin-man instilled fighting spirit this season through a New Year’s speech prepared with PowerPoint (PPT) materials.

CEO Lee said, “We should start from the position of the so-called underdog (weak team). No matter how the outside evaluates us, if the players, front desk, and executives work together with confidence, there is no reason we can’t win.” “he emphasized.

The catchphrase of the 2023 season, ‘We’re Game Changers’, was released and explained, “Let’s all come together with the mindset that all members can become game changers” and “Let’s get out of the existing baseball framework.”

Son A-seop (35), who received the most support in the team vote, was selected as the new captain.

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