Steel Magic’s mound operation “It is used at important moments regardless of position”

Lee Kang-cheol-ho took off his veil. The command tower revealed the direction of mound operation.

The final 30-man list for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March this year has been confirmed. Fifteen pitchers, two catchers, eight infielders, and five outfielders have embarked on the national baseball roster.

The pitching staff consists of 8 right-handers, 5 left-handers and 2 sidearms. The two pillars of the mound, Kim Kwang-hyeon (SSG) and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA), were named, and young players such as So-Jun Sohn (KT), Eui-Ri Lee (KIA), Tae-In Won (Samsung), Woo-Young Jung, and Yun-Sik Kim (LG) were selected. The new structure of the mound draws attention.

Coach Lee Kang-cheol, who attended the press conference for the announcement of the national team list, responded to the pitcher selection criteria question, “I selected mainly ground ball judo pitchers, and selected players who were strong against Australia메이저놀이터. I realized that. I think the game against Australia is important.”

The roles of pitchers have not been clearly defined. Regardless of the position, we plan to appoint the strongest pitcher at an important timing. Coach Lee said, “Middle and finish pitchers can start. There is a limit on the number of pitches per game, and games must be won in the early stages. I try to use them at important moments without distinction between starting, middle and finishing pitchers.”

Director Lee also showed strong trust in Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong, who will lead the mound. “Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong should play a role in leading young players as seniors. I will use them when it is important.”

At the same time, coach Lee said of the rookies who will be responsible for the future of the Korean baseball mound, “It is basically the future of Korea. When I was in charge of the coach, I wanted to focus on young players, but I also selected veterans who are good because I have to produce results.” talked

The national team plans to use 15 pitchers in the right place as much as possible. Manager Lee said, “There is a pitch limit, so the rest of the young players will have a chance. pulled,” he said.

Meanwhile, in the final list of 30 players, Hanwha Eagles were the only team that failed to produce a single national team member. Cho Beom-hyun, chairman of the KBO Technical Committee, explained, “I’m sorry. I was selected as the best, so I was unintentionally left out. There was a Hanwha player in the discussion process, but I was finally left out.”