Roh Jin-hyeok obtained FA qualification and left for Lotte. Even the next-generation Park Joon-young moved to Doosan as Park Se-hyuk as a compensation player. A hot corner that suddenly became empty.
As the FA contract ended, veteran Park Seok-min (38), who was on the verge of retirement, was called in. I just wanted to find an opportunity to restore my honor.
The needs of the players and the club matched. He took on another challenge as Baek Ui-jong with an annual salary of 50 million won.
NC coach Kang In-kwon said early on, “I will give Park Seok-min a chance (third baseman).”
268 homers and 1033 RBIs. A former Golden Glove third baseman with an OPS of 0.899. High probability of recurrence
But the age of looking at the bulhog-eul. There have also been residual injuries in the past two years. I trained hard all winter, but I can’t help but feel some anxiety.
There are players who can wipe it out. At that time, mid-level players who will compete with Park Seok-min for the third baseman are throwing hope with their growth.
The frontrunner to threaten Park Seok-min is Seo Ho-cheol (27), an all-around infielder.
2021 Futures League batting champion. He has enough power to rank second in overall slugging percentage in the Futures League, and is a fast player capable of stealing double-digit bases.
He is a player who works hard enough to be a practice bug, so he is a promising infielder with Oh Young-soo.
This year is a great opportunity to secure a starting position.
He spent a desperate winter enough to participate in Geelong Korea, Australia. He fell into a severe slump at the beginning of the league, but recovered from the second half. On January 8, he recorded a home run against Perth and a home run against Melbourne on the 17th, and saved his sharp batting manners.
That sense has been passed on to Arizona CAMP2. He is on a hard hitting streak every day. In the match against Cheongbaek on the 24th, he started as the shortstop number 6 for the Blue team and recorded 2 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats. Both of his hits were doubles.스포츠토토
Do Tae-hun (30) is also a right-handed and left-handed infielder who can fill the void at third base.
For Do Tae-hoon, an all-around infielder with sharp hitting, power, and stable defense, the 2023 season is a game of baseball life. The year before turning 30. It is time to step up as a main player with a clear footprint.
The club is also paying attention to him.
In the match against Cheongbaek on the 24th, he started as the 5th third baseman for the Blue team and recorded 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 RBI, and 1 run, capturing attention. Every at bat he hit a sharp bat. He hit a straight hit in the 1st inning, 1 RBI in the 3rd inning, a double at the right time, a run in the 6th inning after a lead batter walked, a hit to the right in the 8th inning, and a walk in the 10th, followed by stealing 2 bases.
Seo Ho-cheol and Do Tae-hoon played the game to the end, switching between third baseman and shortstop in the middle of the game. Not only the third baseman, but also the shortstop backup guarded by Kim Joo-won are possible resources, so they can be used widely.
Kim Soo-yoon (25), the youngest, is a power prospect who can grow as a third baseman after Park Seok-min. He was recognized for his batting power early on. On June 2 last year, against Hanwha in Daejeon, he hit a large first home run against Jang Min-jae, who was 0-0, at the top of the crowd. A power tool who reported his first hit as a home run in his professional first team debut.
Kim Soo-yoon, who started as the 6th and 3rd baseman for the white team that day, made a splash with 3 hits and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats. His ability to cope with breaking balls was a challenge, and he is raising expectations from fans by erasing his weaknesses through hard efforts throughout the winter. Kim Soo-yoon was also preparing for multi-backup by going back and forth between third base and second base during the game.
NC coach Kang In-kwon, who finished the game that day, said, “I was worried because the evaluation match against KIA was canceled earlier, but today I was able to see a better performance than expected through the match against Cheongbaek.” It has produced results for”, he evaluated positively. It is encouraging that the third baseman replacement resources, which are the most troublesome, have shown rapid growth.
NC’s hot corner that I thought was a crisis. Could it be a phone call? The competition for the starting position is accelerating in the midst of open opportunities.