Growing baby bears, Lee Seung-yeop’s smile in full bloom
“It’s time for future protagonists to move to the present.”
Professional baseball 토토사이트Doosan is smiling big with the existence of left-hander Choi Seung-yong (22) and right-hander Kim Dong-ju (21), who fill the starting rotation. It is a great driving force for Doosan, who was classified as underdog before the season, to hold on in the middle ranks with a win rate of 50%.
Choi Seung-yong was nominated by Doosan with the 20th overall pick in the second round of the 2021 draft. In his debut season, he played only 15 games, and made his name known in earnest from the season before. He went 3-7 with a 5.30 ERA in 48 games, both from the bullpen and from starters. Regardless of his position, he accumulated experience points one after another.
This is why foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle was first selected as a substitute resource to fill the vacated position due to injury at the beginning of this season. His first appearance (against Jamsil NC on the 5th) was sluggish with 8 runs in 1⅔ innings, but since then he has consistently played more than 5 innings and played his part.
With Dylan’s return at the start of May, he went back to the bullpen. Then, this time, Kwak Bin was out due to a back injury. This time, coach Lee Seung-yeop took out the Choi Seung-yong card without regret. It was a hit. On the 13th, he led the team’s two-game winning streak by throwing 6 innings and 1 run in the match against Jamsil KIA.
At the beginning of the winning streak, there was a fortune called ‘No. 2’. Choi Seung-yong’s draft motive Kim Dong-ju was called in the 2nd round of 2021, 10th overall. He was originally a candidate for the 1st nomination in the Seoul area, but a history of elbow injuries hindered him. However, Doosan boldly chose him in the second round and calmly waited for his growth.
Last season, he was in the losing group and announced a late debut. He focused on experiencing the first team stage. And it is exploding its potential this year. He started with 5 starts, and on April 6, his first appearance of the season and his starting debut, he made a mark by pitching 6 scoreless innings against Jamsil NC. His first pro win was a bonus.
Even after that, he proudly takes responsibility for one spot in the rotation. In the game against Jamsil KIA on the 12th, he scored no runs in his first 7 innings and succeeded to a quality start plus (7 innings or more and 3 earned runs or less). As of the 15th, with 2 wins and 1 loss in 6 games, and an average ERA of 1.44 (5 ERA in 31⅓ innings), there is already mention of the rookie king as well as the possibility of winning the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games.
Director Lee Seung-yeop also said, “I think it is time for the future leaders of young Doosan to go to the present. The two players made a winning streak with very good pitching, which was a big help to the team,” he said with a bright smile. He did not hide his anticipation, saying, “It is a win-win for the team and individual players.”