KT coach Lee Kang-cheol said to Yuk Cheong-myeong, who is about to make his first selection, “I hope he shows his potential.”

KT coach Lee Kang-cheol watching training ahead of the Gocheok Kiwoom match on the 17th.

Right-handed pitcher Yuk Cheong-myeong (18), who graduated from Gangneung High School and joined KT Wiz before this season, will stand on the mound as a starting pitcher for the first time.

Yuk Cheong-myeong will appear as a starting pitcher in the professional baseball Kiwoom Heroes game to be held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 17th.

Yuk Cheong-myeong, who had been the ace player since his second year at Gangneung High School, was mentioned as a candidate for the first round, but was pushed to the second round due to the aftermath of elbow surgery in his third year.

KT selected Yuk Cheong-myeong as the 17th overall pick in the second round in the 2024 season KBO rookie draft held last year. 파워볼사이트

Yuk Cheong-myeong, who used to throw up to 150 kilometers per hour during his best days, is gradually recovering his velocity.

On the 13th, against SSG Landers, he appeared in the 9th inning and pitched 1 inning, allowing 1 hit, 2 walks, and no runs, and successfully completed his first-team debut.

Before the game on this day, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “Yook Cheong-myeong is a player who received training as a starting pitcher in the 2nd team. I hope he can secure a spot (in the starting lineup). Rather than not giving him points, he said, ‘If this is the case, he will be able to see more (in the 1st team). “I hope we can just show the possibility to the extent of saying, ‘I can do it.’”

For now, the priority is to show the ability to fight against opposing batters rather than expecting long throws.

Manager Lee said, “There is talk that pitches decline after about 50 pitches, so I think we will have to watch. If we see it, we will change it. If he continues to show like that, he can be used as a middle pitcher. Won Sang-hyun also (the number of pitches is lower),” said Manager Lee. He explained, “The more players there are, the worse their pitching becomes. However, both players can be used in the middle, so they can go back to starting positions at any time.”

KT, which was considered a candidate for the championship this season, suffered a slump at the beginning of the season and fell to 9th place in the league with 5 wins, 16 losses, and a winning percentage of 0.238.

Ace Go Young-pyo was left out of the starting lineup due to a forearm muscle injury, and even the 5th starting position is vacant.

Coach Lee said, “It is really difficult because there are holes in two starting positions. I hope Yuk Cheong-myeong can secure at least one position.” 한국야동

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