LG Twins’ young starting pitchers Kim Yun-sik and Lee Min-ho are celebrating their fourth professional season.
Kim Yun-sik and Lee Min-ho stepped on the professional stage through the 2020 rookie draft. Lee Min-ho was nominated by LG in the 1st nomination, and Kim Yun-sik wore the LG uniform in the 3rd overall in the 2nd 1st round.
Both pitchers have grown while receiving opportunities in the first team stage since their rookie days. Lee Min-ho was responsible for 97⅔ innings in 20 games (16 starts) in his debut season, and 115 innings in 25 games (22 starts) in the 2021 season. Last season, he started 26 games and posted his first double-digit winning streak since his debut with 12 wins, 8 losses, 77 runs (73 earned runs) and an average ERA of 5.51 in 119⅓ innings, but the content of the game was disappointing.
Kim Yun-shik climbed the mound in 67⅔ innings in 23 games (11 starts) in the 2020 season and 66⅓ innings in 35 games (3 starts) in the 2021 season. Last season, he did a great job. He went 8-5 with 46 runs (42 earned) in 114⅓ innings with a 3.31 earned run average in 23 games. In particular, he achieved an astounding result of 3 wins, 29 innings and 2 runs (1 earned run) average ERA of 0.31 in 5 games in September.
This season, LG has a starting rotation of young pitchers along with two foreign pitchers, Casey Kelly and Adam Plutko. Kim Yun-sik, Lee Min-ho, and Kang Hyo-jong each take on the 3rd to 5th starting roles.
On the 27th, general manager Cha Myung-seok conducted a communication broadcast with fans through the official LG Twins YouTube channel먹튀검증 General manager Cha picked the young starting pitching team as the key to the pitching staff this season.
General Manager Cha Myeong-seok said, “If Kim Yun-shik shows only what he showed in the second half of last year, the starting lineup will be solid. Lee Min-ho was also good. Compared to last year, there were some changes.” “The 5th starter is Kang Hyo-jong. Players, Lee Sang-young and Son Joo-young, who are discharged in June, will also return after rehabilitation. There is no need to worry about the 5th selection. It would be very good if Kim Yun-shik showed amazing performances like he showed in the second half.”
General Manager Cha Myung-seok also opened up about plans to nurture native starting pitchers. Director Cha said, “Among the KBO League’s native starting pitchers, Woo-jin An is the best. Woo-jin An has thrown a fast ball of 155 km/h since high school. But last year he became a complete player.” It takes. Kim Yun-sik and Lee Min-ho are now in their 4th year. Kim Yun-sik showed a good performance last season. Lee Min-ho won 12 wins. There were some regrets in terms of content with an average ERA of 5 points. The two players have grown well as planned.” revealed
General Manager Cha Myung-seok said, “These are the players who started the starting rotation when I was the general manager. I think that players under the age of 22 should not throw regular innings to protect their shoulders.” I have to do it. I think this is the selection and development process.”
Next, general manager Cha Myung-seok said, “Actually, the team was weak in the past, so good pitchers played as bullpen pitchers. As for the 5 starters, Kang Hyo-jong, Lee Sang-young, and Son Joo-young can take turns and develop them.”
Kim Yun-sik performed well last season and experienced the World Baseball Classic (WBC) stage. After he returned to LG, he pitched in two exhibition games and posted an earned run average of 2.08 with 3 runs (1 earned run) in 4⅓ innings. Lee Min-ho marked an average ERA of 3.27 with 5 runs (4 ERA) in 11 innings in 3 demonstration games. He took the mound against SSG Landers held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 27th and showed good pitching with 3 hits and 4 strikeouts in 5 innings.
The fourth season of the two young pitchers begins. Attention is focusing on what kind of performance he will perform this season.