There is no place to back down because he is a FA student.
NC right-hander sidearm Shim Chang-min (30) is a free agent. He had the worst season of his career in 2022 with an average ERA of 14.21 with 1 win and 2 losses in 11 games. The damage was great because it was the season ahead of free agency. He was out of the season due to elbow pain. It was difficult for Shim Chang-min to exercise his FA qualification in many ways.
FA’s second season. That in itself is what motivates Shim Changmin. Moreover, the NC bullpen hardly sees veterans in the process of going to finisher Lee Yong-chan this season. Ultimately, for NC, it would be best if Shim Chang-min plays the same role as Won Jong-hyun (Kiwoom) this season.
He’s not off to a bad start. Of course, there is a long way to go. 1 loss and 3.00 ERA in 4 games this season. It has been a month since the Daegu Samsung Match on April 1-2 and the Jamsil Doosan Match on the 4th. On the 3rd, two runners from Changwon LG Electronics went out, but they threw well with 1 hit, 1 strikeout and 1 pitch in 1 inning.
Will it be able to show an impact again like it did during the Samsung Dynasty? In 2012, with an average ERA of 1.83 with 2 wins, 2 losses, 5 holds and 1 save in 37 games, and an average ERA of 2.68 with 1 win, 2 losses and 14 holds in 50 games in 2013, he was a member of the winning team during Samsung’s 2-3 consecutive losses. After recording 2 wins, 6 losses, 4 holds, 25 saves, and an average ERA of 2.97 in 62 games in 2016, he has not scored an average ERA in the 2-point range in a single season.
What is noticeable is that the ups and downs 메이저놀이터 of the 2nd group were clear over the past month. This season, in 9 games in the 2nd group, 1 win and an average ERA of 4.35. However, he recorded 14 walks on 3 hits in 10⅓ innings. He also struck out 14, but was less stable due to frequent free walks.
He needs to catch the ups and downs of his pitch, but he also needs to increase his speed. The average velocity of his fastball in 2016, his last big success, was 144.5 km according to Stats, a baseball statistics site. He also ran 142.4 km last year. But this season, 139.4km in 4 races. The 3rd LG exhibition was 138.4 km. It is difficult to know whether it is the aftermath of last year’s elbow issue or whether it is not yet in 100% condition. Even if it is a sidearm, he has an advantage only when it comes out in the early 140km.
Trade partner Kim Tae-gun (Samsung) in 2021 also gets FA status after this season. Either way, Shim Chang-min and Kim Tae-goon’s grades and behavior are bound to draw attention. For Shim Chang-min, the 2023 season is quite important. NC is also expected to calmly evaluate Shim Chang-min’s future value through this season.