Due to the departure of Kwak Bin (24), who was in good condition this season, the Doosan Bears, who have to fill a spot in the starting lineup, are pinning their hopes on the performance of Choi Seung-yong (22), who has been selected as a replacement.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “I think Choi Seung-yong will fill Kwak Bin’s place as is,” before the resignation Lotte Giants game on the 9th, regarding the replacement for Kwak Bin.
Choi Seung-yong played a part in the starting lineup until Dylan Pyle, a foreign pitcher who was hit in the head by a batted ball during spring camp last winter, returned. At the beginning of this month, Doosan completed the 5 starting system, including Raul Alcantara, Kim Dong-ju, Dylan, Choi Won-joon, and Gwak Bin, but due to Gwak Bin’s departure, the complete team construction was delayed for a while.
The vacancy of Kwak Bin is quite large. Starting six games this season, he fought back with a record of 3 wins and 2 losses, an ERA of 2.53, and a WHIP per inning of 1.09. In the game against the LG Twins in Jamsil on the 7th, he went down the mound after 1.1 innings and 6 runs due to back pain, but in the previous 5 games, Doosan made a series of reverse pitches, including 3 quality starts (QS, throwing 3 earned runs or less in 6 or more innings). I was in charge of the mound.안전놀이터
He is currently serving as a substitute starter, but Choi Seung-yong is also a pitcher with considerable potential as a starter. Starting from the match against Kiwoom Heroes in Jamsil on the 11th of last month, he did his part by pitching 5 or more innings and 3 earned runs or less in 4 consecutive games. Coach Lee said, “As you go through a season, many variables arise.
How long Choi Seung-yong will endure as a substitute starter depends on Kwak-bin’s recovery. Kwak Bin was canceled from the first team entry after receiving a back sprain at a hospital checkup on the 8th. Regarding Kwak Bin’s physical condition, Director Lee said, “I don’t think it’s that serious. First of all, I need stability, so I’m going to take a break for 3 days and see the progress. Yesterday (8th), a hospital examination showed a slight back sprain. He doesn’t seem to be able to deviate for a long time,” he explained.