Choi Won-tae in the yard between LG… Is the 21-year-old fireballer able to afford to play in the bullpen?

 First of all, Jang Jae-young (21, Kiwoom) transformed into a bullpen. Director Hong Won-ki has warned several times. However, it is necessary to think about the use of Jang Jae-young in the long term.

As Choi Won-tae (LG) was traded, Kiwoom’s 5 starting pitchers seemed realistic to consist of Ahn Woo-jin, Ariel Hurado, Ian McKinney, Jeong Chan-heon, and Jang Jae-young. However, coach Hong Won-ki overturned expectations against Jamsil LG on the 1st and 2nd and appointed Jang Jae-young as the bullpen.

Of course, Jang Jae-young came out on the 30th of last month as a starter for the Gocheok Samsung Game, and after shaking greatly from the first episode, he exited with a headshot. At that time, he gave up 6 runs in ⅔ innings, 1 hit, 6 walks, 1 strikeout. 38 pitches. It was not difficult for him to take a day off and go out to the bullpen.

It is unclear whether this is a temporary bullpen affair or a full-time bullpen transfer. Currently, in addition to Jang Jae-young, there are some resources in the 1st team that can play as a 5th starter. A typical example is Joo Seung-woo, a 2nd year player who played as a starter in the 2nd team. Given the track record Jang Jae-young has shown so far, it is difficult for him to be blindly guaranteed a starting position.

In order to take advantage of Jang Jae-young’s quick ball, one way is to completely change jobs to the bullpen. In fact, he gave hits and walks for two days against LG, but as a result, he did not concede. It’s a win-win if the player gains confidence and helps the team.먹튀검증

However, it was time for the club to show a clear master plan for Jang Jae-young in the third year. It’s true that over the past three years he’s been unstable enough to move between the starting pitcher and the bullpen. However, ultimately, if Kiwoom considers Jang Jae-young as a starting pitcher, there is little meaning in temporarily leaving the bullpen to distribute the energy of existing bullpen resources. If he has to grow as a starting pitcher, it’s only right that he consistently give opportunities as a starter.

If Jang Jae-young can’t completely solve the command and command issues in the future, there will be risks even if he plays in the bullpen. Internally, he will think hard, but Jaeyoung Jang also thinks that it is right to go to the starting lineup in the end.

1 win, 3 losses, 5.30 ERA in 13 games this season. The 3rd year season of the 21-year-old fireballer, who was said to be the greatest prospect of all time, is also flowing without a big impact. Kiwoom gave this pitcher the highest contract ever (900 million won) in the club’s history. Kiwoom is good at selecting and raising newcomers, but it is especially difficult to foster Jang Jae-young. The timing of his military service is also an important issue.

If this doesn’t work out, the last resort is a bat. Jaeyoung Jang was pretty good at his bat during his high school days. Last winter, he doubled as a pitcher in the Australian professional baseball Geelong Korea, and held the bat in an exhibition game this year. However, it is realistically unreasonable to work as a pitcher in the 1st team, and it is true that there is a card called converting to a hitter in the future if you play as a pitcher and fail. It is also true that Kiwoom regrets one hitter. Of course, Jang Jae-young is known to have a strong desire to succeed as a pitcher.

Even if he’s three years below expectations, he still has a long way to go as a 21-year-old. He should try everything he can. However, it is necessary to clearly show his direction.

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