No matter how you look at it, it is a deformed player composition. You can see how much the LG Twins put a lot of effort into pitching.
On the 30th, LG will go to Arizona, USA for battery training. The unusual part of the 1st team camp roster consisting of 43 players is that many pitchers were selected. A whopping 26 out of 43 players are pitchers. more than 60% of the total. Of course, many pitchers are included, but in many cases, around 50% are selected. However, cases above 60% are by no means uncommon.
SSG Landers, with 45 players, also has 22 pitchers, and Samsung Lions, with 43 players, also has 22 pitchers. In the Hanwha Eagles, 22 out of 42 players are pitchers, and in the KIA Tigers, which consists of 36 players, 18 players, half of them, are pitchers.
LG has four catchers and only 13 fielders. Because there are many pitchers, the catcher also takes four. The 13 fielders are all starters who play in the first team. As for the beast, there are almost certain players who can play in the first team, from starters to backups, and it can be said that only elite members were selected.
But the pitcher was different. In addition to the pitchers who threw the main force in the first team last season, many candidates were included. Including free agent transfer student Yoo Kang-nam and Chae Eun-seong’s compensation player Kim Yoo-yeong and Yun Ho-sol, a large number of promising players who can play as starters and bullpens will participate, including Kang Hyo-jong, Bae Jae-joon, Baek Seung-hyun, Seong Dong-hyun, Son Ju-yeong, Yoo Young-chan, Lee Ji-gang, and Cho Won-tae.
LG ranked first with an ERA of 3.33 last season. In particular, the bullpen ranked first with a 2.89 ERA.
Nevertheless, LG focused on strengthening pitcher depth this time. LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop has emphasized the mound ever since he took office. He focused on strengthening the bullpen as well as domestic selection.
LG is certain of the foreign one-two punch of Casey Kelly and Adam Plutko, but the domestic selection does not give 100% confidence. Kim Yun-sik, who was active as an ace in the second half of last season and was also selected for the World Baseball Classic national team this time, will be the 3rd starter, and Lee Min-ho, who won 12 wins last year, will be the 4th starter. Can not. The 5th starter should also be selected through competition between Lim Chan-gyu and young pitchers.
The bullpen with Go Woo-seok, Jung Woo-young, and Lee Jeong-yong is considered the best in the 10 clubs, but it is also inevitable to strengthen it. 스포츠토토 In particular, during the Hangzhou Asian Games held later in the season, it is obvious that the bullpen will weaken, so we must prepare in advance. Ko Woo-seok and Jung Woo-young are highly likely to be selected for the Asian Games national team, of course, unless they have injuries or suffer extreme sluggishness. If both the finisher and the setup man fall out, the back door will inevitably come loose, and power loss in the second half of the fiercest ranking fight can be a fatal blow for LG. Accordingly, from the beginning, coach Yeom planned to strengthen the bullpen in case the main bullpen was missing.
Twenty-six pitchers go to camp, but only about 13 of them can play for the first team. Excluding the obvious starter, 3-4 people can have a chance. This is the start of the competition.