“We didn’t have players with quick feet, but we did well on the scout team.”
LG Twins coach Yeom Kyung-yeop expressed satisfaction with the results of the rookie draft.
In the 2024 KBO rookie draft held at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Sogong-dong, Seoul on the 14th, LG selected outfielder Kim Hyeon-jong (Incheon High School), infielder Son Yong-jun (Dongwon University of Science and Technology), pitcher Jin Woo-young (Paju Challengers), infielder Kim Dae-won (Hongik University), and pitcher Jeong Ji-heon ( Korea University), catcher Bae Kang (Gwangju Jeil High School), pitcher Kim Jong-woo (Whimoon High School), pitcher Kang Seok-hyun (Inchang High School), infielder Kim Do-yoon (Yatap High School), and outfielder Shim Gyu-bin (Sungkyunkwan University) were selected in order.
LG, which gave up its first-round pick in the rookie draft along with utility resource Lee Joo-hyung and right-hander Kim Dong-gyu to the Kiwoom Heroes in order to recruit right-handed pitcher Choi Won-tae at the end of the first half, had to make a pick from the second round on this day. However, he nominated players more strategically than anyone else, and as a result, he succeeded in obtaining resources for 5 fielders, 4 pitchers, and 1 catcher.
In particular, it is noticeable that a large number of players with quick feet were selected. All of the selected fielders, including Kim Hyun-joong (10 stolen bases), who was called in the second round, Son Yong-jun (18 stolen bases), Kim Dae-won (19 stolen bases), Kim Do-yoon (25 stolen bases), and Shim Gyu-bin (13 stolen bases), recorded double-digit stolen bases this year.
The background to LG’s choice was the order of head coach Yeom Kyung-yeop. Coach Yeom, who met ahead of the Changwon NC Dinos game (cancelled due to rain) on the 14th, said, “It is the front office’s job to select players,” but added, “I asked to select players with quick feet. There were no quick-moving resources in the first team. “I did well on the scout team,” he said with a smile.카지노사이트
As coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, LG suffered from the absence of ‘junk’ this season. Initially, there was Shin Min-jae as a pinch runner, but he took over as the starting second baseman by showing improved skills in both offense and defense. To fill this position, LG acquired outfielder Choi Seung-min from the NC Dinos through a trade, despite losing right-handed reliever Chae Ji-seon in the middle of the season.
Coach Yeom said, “I wonder if we would have traded a player with quick feet this year,” and added, “The scout team will brief us on the players selected. “We can raise it after watching the video,” he said.
Meanwhile, Baek Seong-jin, head of LG’s scouting team, also said about this draft, “We selected pitchers with good physiques who can immediately show off their power and prepare for the future, and hitters with excellent physical speed,” and added, “I think it is a satisfactory draft result as we prepared.” “He commented overall.