‘Two mounds in the first team are possible’ Thick LG bullpen depth, who will survive?


 The LG Twins, who are trying to win the Korean Series, will return to Korea at dawn on the 6th after finishing their American spring camp schedule.

LG, which had its first team spring camp in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, brought 26 pitchers. The pitching staff is thick, and both the starting staff and bullpen include many young pitchers in addition to the existing first-team pitchers. It was to increase the competition for the 5th starter and the depth of the bullpen.메이저놀이터

After returning to Korea, LG will begin to cover the last pitchers who will enter the 1st team in the demonstration game.

As for the starting lineup, foreign pitchers Kelly and Plutko, and newcomers Kim Yun-sik and Lee Min-ho are counted as the 1st to 4th starters. Lim Chan-gyu, Kim Yu-young, Kim Dae-hyeon, Kang Hyo-jong, Cho Won-tae, and Lee Ji-gang competed at the camp for the 5 starters.

The bullpen is more intense. Last year’s Pilseungjoo, Ko Woo-seok, Jung Woo-young, Lee Jeong-yong, and Kim Jin-seong are still alive. Right-handers include Yoon Ho-sol, a transfer student, Choi Dong-hwan and Bae Jae-jun, who played in the first team last year, and Baek Seung-hyun, Seong Dong-hyun, and Yoo Young-chan, who showed growth in the second team last year.

Lefties include Jin Hae-soo, Lee Woo-chan, Choi Seong-hoon, and Ham Deok-joo. Rookie Park Myeong-geun was the only one included in the camp roster and received attention. LG trained 26 pitchers in Group A and Group B at the camp, and it was enough to have two bullpens for the first team. 

However, seats are limited. Usually, the number of pitchers in the first team entry is 13, and the starting five positions are packed with eight bullpens. The bullpen should be cut in half from the roster that participated in camp.

Yun Ho-sol, who came as a reward player for free agent Chae Eun-seong (Hanwha, 9 billion won in 6 years), played in a winning group at Hanwha last year with a heavy 150km fast ball. In the left-hander, Ham Deok-joo, who suffered from an injury for two years after trading from Doosan in 2021, is aiming for a comeback with a healthy body.

Park Myung-geun, who throws a 150km fast ball with his sidearm, received a passing score in a practice game against the LA Dodgers with a scoreless pitch. Early on, coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop praised, saying, “It is possible to enter the opening game.”

Head coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop finished the camp and said, “Among the pitchers during this camp, young players such as Hyo-jong Kang, Myeong-geun Park, Young-chan Yoo, Yu-young Kim, Dong-hyun Seong, and Seung-hyun Baek showed growth. We plan to give many opportunities to young players in the demonstration game.”

After the camp, the LG pitchers’ full-fledged competition for survival in the first team begins in earnest.

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