‘154km’ scored a right-handed rookie pitcher… Director Kang In-kwon, “a candidate for the 5th selection”

The NC Dinos team left for Tucson, Arizona, USA, where the spring camp is located, via Incheon International Airport on the 29th.

NC coach Kang In-kwon, who is holding spring camp for the first time after taking office as head coach, said, “I am half excited and half worried.” This year, the biggest concern is how to build and perfect players so that our team can play better baseball. There is also anticipation of what the players can show.”

Coach Kang In-kwon prioritized the starting rotation as a key task in the spring camp. He said, “We need to complete a competitive 4-5 selection. We need to find more candidates,” he said. 

In NC, 1 to 3 selections are confirmed, including two foreign pitchers and native ace Gu Chang-mo. Foreign ace Luczynski returned to the major leagues, signing Eric Peddie for $1 million as the first pitcher. The second foreign pitcher is in a state of imminent contract. Manager Kang In-kwon said, “The new foreign pitcher is in the final stage. An announcement will be made soon. We will participate in the spring camp normally.” 

Coach Kang said, “(Competition for 4th and 5th selection) Shin Min-hyuk and Song Myeong-ki will go a little ahead, but Lee Jae-hak, Choi Seong-young, Jung Gu-beom, and newcomers Shin Young-woo and Lee Jun-ho are watching a wide range of candidates competing.”

Shin Young-woo, a rookie high school graduate, and Lee Jun-ho, a college graduate rookie, were also included in the spring camp roster. Shin Young-woo is a pitcher nominated by NC in the first round of the 2023 draft. He played an active role as the ace of Gyeongnam High School and led the team to victory in the Golden Lion Flag last year. 토토사이트

His main weapon is a fast ball with a maximum speed of 154 km and a knuckle curve. Shin Young-woo pitched in 11 games (50.2 innings) in his senior year of high school last year and recorded 3 wins, 1 loss, 2.47 ERA, 28 hits, 1 home run, 31 walks, 12 strikeouts, and 85 strikeouts. He is a pitcher that is attracting attention among new pitchers this year, along with Hanwha Kim Seo-hyun and KIA Yoon Young-cheol.

Director Kang said of Shin Young-woo, “First of all, he has a fast speed. He has a good breaking pitch and a good curveball. However, he lacks control over fastballs, but I think he will improve, so I expect him to be a player who will be a starting point for our team in the future.” Outstanding rookies are attracting attention even before the start of spring camp, and there is a possibility that NC Shin Young-woo will also become a secret weapon.

Regarding the selection of rookies, Director Kang said, “There are variables in the Asian Games in September, so we have to prepare for that part. It is a part to decide at the end of the camp whether to start with the Futures or the 1st team with rookie pitchers in the starting candidates,” he explained.

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