Lee Byung-hun (20), who received the first nomination for surgery and underwent long-term rehabilitation, was finally designated as a left-handed pitcher who is expected to be active in the 2023 season.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop is closely watching left-hander Lee Byung-hun in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia where the spring camp is being held. Last year, the first year of his debut, he played all 9 games, but this is because his role is important this year, the second year.
Lee Byung-hun, who was called Seoul High School’s special left-hander, was nominated in the first round of the 2022 Doosan Draft in the KBO Rookie Draft held in August 2021. He underwent surgery for a bone fragment in the elbow in July and surgery for the medial collateral ligament in August, and was undergoing rehabilitation, but his best speed ball of 151 km and his potential for growth were recognized and he achieved his dream of becoming a pro with the highest rank. 메이저놀이터
Lee Byung-hun went through a long rehabilitation and was finally named to the first team on September 3rd. After that, on the 7th, he made his thrilling debut against NC in Changwon, and accumulated valuable experience with an average ERA of 3.60 without winning or losing in 9 games in the first team. In the aftermath of the surgery, his speed was not as good as he was in high school, but he posted an earned run average in the 3-point range and revealed his second year prospects.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop cited finding a left-handed pitcher to succeed Jang Won-joon as the biggest task for the Australian spring camp. Doosan left a gap in the bullpen following the trade of Ham Deok-joo and the successive retirements of Yoo Hee-gwan and Lee Hyun-seung. Accordingly, efforts are being made to foster new lefties such as Lee Byung-hun, Kim Ho-jun, and Lee Won-jae. Another left-hander, Choi Seung-yong, is highly likely to enter the 5th starter.
Coach Lee said, “I am watching all left-handed pitchers closely. And I’m trying to give them a little more responsibility,” he said. “In the case of Lee Byung-hun, he’s throwing a good ball. He has to play an important role this year, so he’s trying to put pressure on him too. He lacks a left hand, so if Lee Byung-hun plays well, it will be a great help.”
Lee Byung-hun’s strength, which the command tower picked, is his deception. Director Lee said, “From a hitter’s point of view, he is the type of pitcher that I don’t like. He highly praised Lee Byung-hun’s potential.
However, his hasty conclusions are prohibited. At the beginning of the spring camp, all players are bound to be in the best physical condition and condition. full of hope Director Lee said, “Everything has to be judged through actual combat. You have to play an exhibition game and start the season to find out,” he said. “Right now, all players only show good looks. However, it is true that everyone is working hard.”