‘Retirement overturn → re-enlistment’ 12-year playing coach…passed the 2nd cutoff typhoon
The first Guam spring camp of the Lotte Giants has ended. As he moved to Guam with a large team, the range of change is not small ahead of the 2nd spring camp.
Lotte finished the 1st spring camp in Guam on the 18th. Focused on high-intensity physical training and basic training. Lotte spent the first camp without a break to the extent that it was evaluated as an unprecedented amount of training. And ahead of a total of 8 practice matches in Ishigaki Island and Okinawa, Japan, the camp personnel were organized twice.
On the 16th, pitchers Na Won-tak and Lee Tae-yeon, infielder Han Tae-yang, outfielder Cho Se-jin and Jang Doo-seong were included in the first cutoff list and boarded a plane to Korea. After that, on the 18th, a total of 11 people were cut off for the second round. Pitchers Kim Do-gyu, Lee Min-seok토토사이트, Jung Sung-jong, Jin Seung-hyun, Cha Woo-chan, Choi Lee-jun, Choi Jun-yong, catcher Kang Tae-yul, infielders Kim Se-min and Kim Joo-hyun, and outfielder Choi Min-jae cannot leave for Ishigaki Island and Okinawa.
However, regarding Choi Jun-yong, the Lotte club said, “I was not classified as a pitcher for the Ishigaki Chiba Lotte match, so I plan to join Okinawa and play in the game after adjusting my condition.” In the case of Choi Yi-jun, he returned home early due to the death of his maternal grandmother. In addition, pitcher Koo Seung-min, who was training in Korea for personal reasons, will join from the Ishigaki Island practice game.
The cutoff list makes sense at first glance. In the first cut-off list, Han Tae-yang and Jo Se-jin are scheduled to enlist in the Armed Forces Sports Unit in May. In the name of experience, he was included in the spring camp roster. In the second camp, which was designed to test the strength of the first team, it was difficult to travel to the game. Rookie Lee Tae-yeon may have judged that training is more necessary than actual combat.
The 2nd cutoff list also seems to have been decided in terms of the actual mode and main competition. Kim Do-gyu, Lee Min-seok, Jin Seung-hyeon, and Cha Woo-chan pitched, but spent most of their time in Guam training in the rehabilitation group. It is expected that the rehabilitation process will be carried out rather than the real game, and the sense of real game will be raised from the Futures League. Kang Tae-yul, Kim Se-min, Kim Joo-hyun, and Choi Min-jae are judged to have failed to gain an advantage over other players.
As much as a large team trained, it can be another motivation for the players who survived until the 2nd camp. And new players joining can bring a new wind.
If there is anything unusual about the roster for Lotte’s 2nd camp, it is that Jung Tae-seung, who retired at the end of the 2021 season and reversed his retirement after serving as a rehabilitation coach, will join the 2nd camp. Jeong Tae-seung joined as a foster player in 2012 and recorded an average ERA of 12.91 without a win or loss in 8 games in the first team. At the time of the 2020 Australian spring camp, he was also considered the pitching MVP, but he did not bloom in the end. Then, he threw the ball again and dreamed of finishing without regret, and even registered as a player as a playing coach. In the second spring camp, they compete again.
In addition, at the request of pitching coach Bae Young-soo, Yoon Seong-bin, who was included in the roster for the first Guam spring camp, survived. Coach Bae Young-soo was sincere in correcting Yoon Seong-bin’s balance even when he issued a disobedient order in Guam, and as a result, we were able to see the drastically improved pitching. And check the possibility in the practice game.
‘Little Lee Jeong-hoo’ Min-seok Kim, who was nominated in the first round of this year’s rookie draft, will also be tested for his potential at the second actual camp. In the meantime, I was struggling with the position, but at the Guam camp, I received training as an infielder and an outfielder at the same time. Ultimately, it is expected that he will set the direction of development as an outfielder and start a real test.
Lotte returned to Busan from Guam on the 19th, moved straight to Incheon, stayed overnight, and left for Ishigaki Island on the 20th. After playing practice games against Chiba Lotte on the 22nd and 24th, they move to the main island of Okinawa and use Kushikawa Stadium as a training ground. Starting on the 28th, Samsung, SSG, Hanwha, KIA, SSG, and Hanwha will play 6 games and finish the second camp.