Gu Seung-min (33), who stands tall as the core of the Lotte Giants’ Pilseungjoo, is training at the Futures Camp instead of the first-team camp in Guam. He is scheduled to join from the 2nd camp in Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan on the 20th.
Koo Seung-min is setting a good example for his juniors not only with his outstanding skills, but also with his thorough self-management and diligent attitude in training. Futures coach Lee Jong-woon also said, “I can relax if I play baseball, but I have no choice but to be called the best role model to my juniors because I work harder, let alone excluded and preferentially.”
Goo Seung-min, who we met at Sangdong Stadium in Gimhae on the 4th, said, “I have a lot of thoughts about the old days while training here. Working with younger juniors gives me a greater sense of responsibility. I have a strong desire to tell you at least one part of my experience.” . 메이저놀이터
At the suggestion of head coach Lee Jong-woon, he shared his experiences with Futures players. He said, “More than the technical part, he told me about the mindset I should have as a player and the wish that I would not spend a day in vain.”
He also expressed his desire, “It seems that juniors are still having a hard time. It’s not easy even if I ask them to come and talk to me comfortably. When they get closer, they’ll come and ask about this and that. I hope they come closer.”
Koo Seung-min climbed the mound 73 times last year and achieved a career high with 2 wins, 4 losses and 26 holds (average ERA of 2.90). He said, “The individual performance was not bad, but the team performance was very disappointing.
Lotte tried to strengthen the center line by recruiting infielder Roh Jin-hyeok (34) following catcher Kang-nam Yoo (31). There is no better news than this from a pitcher’s point of view. Koo Seung-min said, “(Roh) Jin-hyeok hyung was close to Sangmu, and (Yoo) Kang-nam is a junior I’ve known since elementary school. I’m happy to be with good players. I feel much more comfortable and can throw with confidence. “He welcomed me.
Noh Jin-hyeok, who showed a strong batting average against Seung-min Koo with a batting average of 303 (3 hits in 9 at-bats), 1 home run and 4 RBIs, smiled and said, “It’s a pity that I can’t hit Seung-min Koo’s ball now.” In response, Koo Seung-min thought, “It’s nice to have a rough hitter on my side.”
Lotte recruited veteran pitchers such as Cha Woo-chan (36), Shin Jeong-rak (36), Kim Sang-soo (35), and Yoon Myeong-jun (34) to achieve harmony between old and new mounds. Koo Seung-min expressed his anticipation, saying, “A lot of seniors with rich experience have come, and if we talk a lot, it will be a good opportunity for me to develop. It feels like the team has become stronger.”
When asked about his goal for this season, he said, “I do not set a numerical goal, but I am doing it with the mindset of digesting one season without injury. When I complete the season, I think my personal performance will naturally follow. As much as I prepare well so that I can fully demonstrate my ability, the team I hope it will be a year in which everyone can smile.”