New LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who is trying to strengthen the mound depth, has an ambitious secret weapon in his first spring camp. The player who caught the eye of ‘Yeomgalyang’ is Park Myeong-geun (19), a sidearm rookie pitcher who throws a fastball with a speed range of 150km.
On the 30th, the LG team will depart for the US, the spring camp site, via Incheon International Airport. A total of 43 players participated in the spring camp for the first team, and Park Myeong-geun was the only rookie.
Park Myung-geun, who was nominated by LG in the 3rd round of the rookie draft last year, took the opportunity to participate in the 1st team spring camp by beating 1st round catcher Kim Beom-seok and 2nd round pitcher Kim Dong-gyu, who were his ‘motivation’.
Although the ranking of nominations was somewhat low, Park Myeong-geun is a cotyledon that many people will recognize. A native of Raongo, he took the mound in 13 high school baseball games last year, recording 4 wins and 1 loss and an average ERA of 1.21. He was also selected for the youth baseball team and participated in the 30th World Youth Baseball Championship (U18 Baseball World Cup).
The LG scouting team evaluated Park Myung-geun as “a pitcher with a fast ball speed and good power at the end of the ball. He is aggressive on the mound and has excellent crisis management skills.”
Coach Yeom, who included Park Myung-geun in the first-team spring camp call-up list, said he had been watching him for a long time.
Manager Yeom, who took the LG baton in November of last year, recommended Park Myung-geun as a candidate while preparing for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games as the technical chairman of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) before taking office. As the Hangzhou Asian Games were postponed for a year in the aftermath of the spread of a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) in China, Park Myung-geun’s selection for the national team was also canceled.
Director Yeom said, “Park Myung-geun has excellent basic skills and control, and is mentally good. He is a pitcher who knows how to fight on the mound. Due to the lack of a right-handed sidearm in our team’s bullpen composition, the range of use is wide.” I can,” he said with hope. 안전놀이터
Park Myung-keun’s growth is also a great help in strengthening LG’s power. Coach Yeom cited strengthening the depth of the mound as a task for this spring camp, and emphasized that securing diversity in the bullpen is also important. As Ko Woo-seok and Jung Woo-young can be selected for the Asian Games held during the season, ‘high-quality’ bullpen pitchers are needed as much as possible.