“I look forward to more in three years.”
Rookie players of the professional baseball Lotte Giants are growing rapidly as lumber to grow Lotte Baseball. Lotte systematically operates training programs along with bold investments in rookie-level players to provide players with pride as the leading players in Lotte baseball.
At the Lotte spring camp in Guam, pitchers Lee Min-seok (20) and Jin Seung-hyeon (20), outfielders Cho Se-jin (20) and Yoon Dong-hee (20), and infielders Han Tae-yang (20) and Kim Se-min (20) worked hard with their senior players. He is sweating and working hard in training. Side by side, they joined Lotte in the 2022 draft. These second-year players share a lot of information with rookie pitcher Lee Tae-yeon (19) and infielder Kim Min-seok (19), helping them adapt to the team.
A total of 47 players participated in this Lotte Spring Camp. This is more than 10 more than the number of spring camp participants in other teams in the KBO League, which is around 35. In Lotte’s spring camp this year, 9 players with 3 years or less participated, competing with seniors for selection.
The roster includes players who 토토사이트will not be able to play in the 2023 season. Cho Se-jin and Han Tae-yang have decided to enlist as Sangmu in May, so there are few games to play in the first team this season. However, general manager Seong Min-kyu and coaches made a bold decision to provide them with the experience of their first overseas spring camp. It is expected that this decision will serve as a good opportunity to increase the self-esteem and sense of belonging to the team. It is expected to play a positive role in the attitude towards baseball not only during the service period but also after discharge.
Lotte recently recruited a large number of excellent players to lead the future Lotte baseball through the KBO League rookie draft. Representative examples include outfielder Go Seung-min (22, 2019), who grew up as the team’s leadoff player last season, Choi Jun-yong (21, 2020), pitcher for “Stone Fastball Pitcher”, and Hwang Seong-bin (25, 2020), outfielder for “Hwangborgini”. . Koh Seung-min and Hwang Seong-bin enlisted after consulting with the club, and grew into the team’s main players in the 2022 season, the first season after being discharged.
In the 2021 season draft, Lotte successfully secured future prospects by recruiting catcher Son Seong-bin (20), pitcher Kim Jin-wook (20), and infielder Na Seung-yeop (20). In the 2022 season draft, Lee Min-seok, Cho Se-jin, Yoon Dong-hee, Han Tae-yang, and Kim Se-min were recruited, and last season, Kim Min-seok, who was evaluated as the best high school beast, and Chungam High School ace pitcher Lee Tae-yeon were incorporated into the giant corps.
Son Seong-bin and Na Seung-yeop, who are currently playing at Sangmu, will be discharged in June and November, respectively. Son Seong-bin and Na Seung-yeop proved their potential in the first team game by playing as the main catcher and infielder in the KBO Futures League, where Sangmu participates. Na Seung-yeop won MVP in the 2022 Futures League All-Star Game with 3 hits and 1 RBI in 3 at-bats.
Lotte is expected to have a more solid power from the 2024 season, when Son Seong-bin and Na Seung-yeop will play an active role. Then, if Cho Se-jin and Han Tae-yang join Lotte after serving, it is expected that there will be a fierce competition between existing players and rookie players. If these players do their part in their respective positions, Lotte will be able to maintain a steady power for a long time.