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It’s not unusual from the camp list, how will the ‘pitcher kingdom’ LG change again?

While the overseas spring camp is back after 3 years, the LG Twins will take 43 people to the US spring camp this year. From the list change, you can get a glimpse of the direction ‘Yeom Kyung-yeop’ is pursuing. In particular, he gave strength to the pitcher. 스포츠토토

A total of 40 people participated in the LG 2022 first team spring camp. Even though this year’s camp is held in the United States, 43 people were included, which is more than that. From the 14th, the number was slightly increased considering the number of people who will join the WBC national team. Pitcher Ko Woo-seok, Jung Woo-young, and Kim Yun-sik, infielder Oh Ji-hwan, outfielder Kim Hyeon-soo, Park Hae-min, and coach Kim Min-ho will have to leave their positions in two weeks. Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said that in order to prepare for this, he would focus on team strategy training at the beginning of the camp, in which players need to work together.

▷ Pitchers 22 → 26
joined: Kim Dae-hyeon (discharged) Kim Yu-yeong Yun Ho-sol (transferred) Park Myeong-geun (newcomer) Choi Dong-hwan Bae Jae-joon Seong Dong-hyun Yoo Young-chan Yoo Young-chan Jo Won-tae
Excluding: Kim Dae-yu (transferred) Lim Jun-hyung Choi Yong-ha (enlisted) Lim Jeong-woo Chae Ji-seon Pitching

staff changes the most. There are nine players who were not at the camp last year. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said that he regretted not being able to properly see pitchers throwing from the mound during last year’s finish camp. This is why the number of pitchers has increased and the number of people has changed a lot, even considering the three members of the national team.

Although LG is called the pitcher kingdom, there is a clear reason why the player base should be thicker. If the Asian Games are held this fall, there is a high possibility that the main bullpen pitchers will be eliminated. Even for this, the bullpen depth needs to be strengthened.

It was natural for Kim Yoo-young and Yun Ho-sol, who transferred as compensation players, to join the 1st team spring camp. Both players were the choice of the field. Among the rookies, only Park Myeong-geun was named to the 1st team camp. Seong Dong-hyeon, Yoo Young-chan, and Cho Won-tae are players who did not play in the first team last year or who did not get a chance.

▷ 3 catchers → 4
joined: Dong-Won Park (Juck Lee), Gi-Yeon Kim
Excluding: Kang-Nam Yoo (Juck Lee) As the number of

pitchers increased, one more catcher is also taken. It increased from 3 last year to 4 this year. Yoo Kang-nam, who left for Lotte, is filled by Park Dong-won. Park Dong-won has been preparing for spring camp by studying the tracking data of LG pitchers throughout the off-season. In addition, Kim Ki-yeon, who had been with the first team in the second half of last year, also joined the spring camp.

▷9 infielders → 6
joined: Son Ho -young
excluded: Lee Young-bin (enlisted), Rio Ruiz Lee Sang-ho (released), Jung Joo-hyun

Pitcher Unlike catcher, the number of infielders has decreased. There are 7 players including Lee Jae-won, who was classified as an outfielder according to the position classification last year. If you look at the players who passed through the narrow gate, you can see what coach Yeom Kyung-yeop thinks of as a starting player and a ‘junior match backup’. Lee Jae-won, who is preparing to transform into first baseman, Seo Geon-chang, who is aiming to return to second baseman, Moon Bo-gyeong, who has emerged as one of the best third basemen in the league, and Oh Ji-hwan, shortstop, naturally joined the first team camp.

Here, Kim Min-seong, Son Ho-young, and Song Chan-eui join as key bench resources and main competitors. They are all players who can play in multiple positions. The player to keep an eye on is Song Chan-eui. He not only recorded a batting average of 0.324 in Australian professional baseball, but was also selected as the top batsman in the first and second rounds in a row. Here, with his accumulated confidence, he gets on a plane to Arizona.

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