It is natural to choose 3 AGs, but only 3 pitchers are a bit… LG’s concerns about more good pitchers
Unconditionally, three people are missing. This is the idea of LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, and he is preparing for it early on.
On the 28th, the KBO announced the preliminary list of the Hangzhou Asian Games national team. A total of 198 players were confirmed, including 180 professional players and 18 amateur players, including 147 players aged 25 years or younger and 33 wild cards.
The final entry for the Asian Games is 24 players. The competition rate is 8.25 to 1.
Since the KBO League decided not to stop during this Asian Games, each team must go through the season without the player during the national team selection period. That’s why we only allowed a maximum of 3 people per team to go.
Director Yeom expects that three people will be selected from LG. A total of 17 people were selected from LG on the preliminary list. 11 pitchers, 1 catcher, 4 infielders and 1 outfielder. Among them, three wild cards are Lee Jeong-yong, Kim Ki-yeon, and Moon Seong-ju.
Go Woo-seok, the king of saves, and Woo-young Jung, the king of holds, are expected to be selected for the national team. In addition, Kim Yun-shik, Lee Jeong-yong, Moon Bo-kyung, and Lee Jae-won are also considered influential Asian Games members. In addition, Kang Hyo-jong, who throws as a new 5th starter this season, Park Myung-geun, a newcomer who garnered attention for his fast quick motion, and catcher Kim Ki-yeon, who shows stable play as a backup catcher, are also newly noticed. ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Director Yeom kept in mind that Go Woo-seok and Jung Woo-young were missing, and started looking for a substitute finisher and setup man from spring camp. At the beginning of the season, when Go Woo-seok was injured, Lee Jung-yong was appointed as the closer. The bold appointment of young pitchers such as Yoo Young-chan and Park Myung-geun at important moments is also a stepping stone to prepare for the Asian Games by raising them at the beginning of the season.
Since LG pitchers are good, there are many voices worrying that only three pitchers might be missing. If there are only three pitchers, it is not easy to fill the gap no matter how prepared you are.
If possible, it is a good thing that non-military players are selected because they can receive military service benefits if they win a gold medal in the Asian Games.
Final entries will be confirmed in June. After it is confirmed, it seems that raising alternative resources to fill the gap of players who will be missing will begin in earnest.