NC Coach Kang In-kwon, Who Spent a Quiet Winter

NC Coach Kang In-kwon, Who Spent a Quiet Winter, “Kim Young-gyu and Kim Si-hoon are Candidates for Selection”

The quietest team in this professional baseball stove league is the NC Dinos.

NC was never called up in the free agent (FA) market, where 19 players were up for sale.

NC is the only team that has not signed a single free agent contract. 온라인카지노사이트

Of course, most of them signed contracts to stay with their original teams, but considering the departure of starting pitchers Eric Peddie and Koo Chang-mo, it was a somewhat disappointing off-season move.

Peddie, a three-time pitcher in the 2023 season, returned to MLB after being called up by the Chicago White Sox, and native ace Koo Chang-mo joined the Sangmu military service in December of last year after suffering an injury.

This is also why NC coach Kang In-kwon, who met at Incheon International Airport before departing for spring camp on the 30th, announced,

“We will confirm the starting pitcher through fair competition at the camp.”

The urgent priority is to discover native starters who can keep pace with the newly recruited foreign pitchers Daniel Castano and Kyle Hart.

Shin Min-hyuk, Lee Yong-jun, Lee Jae-hak, Choi Seong-young, and Lee Jun-ho,

who had selection experience last year, and Shin Young-woo,

who took selection classes in the 2nd team, are candidates to fill the vacant position.

What is worth noting is that bullpen players Kim Young-gyu and Kim Si-hoon are competing for selection.

Last year, Kim Young-gyu performed well with an ERA of 3.06 in 63 games, 61⅔ innings, and 24 holds,

while Kim Si-hoon recorded an ERA of 4.44 in 61 games, 52⅔ innings, and 12 holds.

Last year, NC had the third-best bullpen ERA (3.92) in the league,

and had the second-highest number of holds (88) after the championship team, LG Twins (92).

Ultimately, the plan is to transfer the power of the bullpen mound,

which was one of the pillars of advancing to the playoffs (PO), to the starting lineup.

Coach Kang said, “In addition to the six existing starting resources,

we have a total of nine people in the selection candidates,

including Kim Si-hoon, Kim Young-gyu, and Kim Jae-yeol, who joined through the second draft.”

Regarding foreign pitchers, he said, “They may not be as powerful as Peddie,

but they all have the stability of being starting pitchers.”

The experience of overcoming the prospect of being weak last year and rising to PO level is a valuable asset that cannot be quantified.

After finishing the 2022 season, NC Dinos entered the top 5 in the regular season despite losing free agents Yang Eui-ji and Noh Jin-hyuk,

then defeated the Doosan Bears and SSG Landers in order to advance to the Korean Series.

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