“I have to go to the 1st team and be a help, but it’s sad.”
KIA Jeong Myeong-won (57), former Futures coach, was reassigned to KIA 1st team pitching coach ahead of the 2023 season. Over the past year, he led the Futures (2nd team) and watched numerous players trying to rise to the 1st team.
In a phone call with Sports Seoul on the 4th, Coach Jung looked back on his life as the coach of the Futures and said, “My heart was written by Yoo Seung-cheol (25) and Kim Sa-yoon (29, former name: Kim Jeong-bin). These guys should do well, it would be of great help to KIA, but the 2022 season was not like that. They are enough friends to help the 1st team. 토토사이트My record was not good compared to the talent I have. Everyone works hard, but it was a pity.”
Coach Jung said, “They have to go to the first team and help and help, but it’s sad. This year, (Yoo) Seung-cheol, (Kim) Sayoon, and all the players in the 2nd team, I hope that they go well.”
Yoo Seung-cheol is the first player nominated by KIA in 2017. He joined with great expectations. He appeared in 39 games in 2018, posting a 4.37 earned run average with 1 win, 1 save and 3 holds in 47.1 innings. Since mid-August, I have been unable to play many games in the second half due to an injury. But it was not a bad start. He prepared for the next season with high expectations, but in 2019, he started only three games due to injuries and other reasons. His earned run average was 11.25.
After being discharged from the military, he reappeared in 2022. He appeared in a lot of games early in the season. He appeared primarily out of the bullpen, appearing in 21 games, winning 3 games and posting an earned run average of 7.58. He did not come up to the first team for some time after the end of May, but was registered again in August. However, by September he had only made six total appearances. He hasn’t made it to the first team since September 9 last year.
Kim Sa-yoon also has a bad record. Kim Sa-yoon, who was nominated by SK in the 28th overall in the 3rd round in 2013, is familiar to us as Kim Jeong-bin. Recently, she changed her name to Sayoon Kim. In 2020, he participated in 57 games, recorded 1 win (1 loss), 1 save, and an average ERA of 5.13. Traded to KIA.
He dreamed of a new leap forward at KIA, but he only had an ERA of 7.00 in 31 games for the season. He had a lot of ups and downs. He continued his streak of scoreless runs on consecutive days when he threw well, but once he collapsed, he easily conceded 3 or 4 runs in one inning.
While changing his name, he vowed to solidify his place in the first team 토토사이트, but there are many obstacles. Sa-yoon Kim has been used as a one-point relief for left-handers, but ahead of this season, left-handed pitcher Dae-yu Kim from LG came to the KIA as a compensation player for catcher Dong-won Park. competition is expected. In addition to this, left-handers Lee Jun-young, Kim Yu-shin, and Kim Ki-hoon will join. Yoon Young-cheol, the 2023 KIA 1st round nominee, is also a lefty. He has a lot of left-handed pitchers at KIA.
KIA handed over two starting pitchers to the WBC from the list announced on the 4th. There is a possibility that local aces Yang Hyeon-jong and Lee Eui-ri may not be able to throw long innings due to physical problems at the beginning of the season. At that time, Yoo Seung-chul and Kim Sa-yoon should exert their strength, as coach Jung hoped.