In the end, the key men of the KIA mound in the 2023 season are Kim Ki-hoon and Yoon Young-cheol.
KIA replaced proven foreign pitchers Sean Nolin and Thomas Panoni. In the history of the KBO League, there have been many cases where a team with a foreign pitcher who overwhelms batters with pitches eventually becomes the final winner. KIA also succeeded in winning the Korean Series in the past when there were Aguilino Lopez and Hector Noesi.
Foreign right-handed duo Sean Anderson and Adonis Medina are already highly anticipated. KIA is confident that the two can overwhelm hitters with fastballs in the early 150km range. They, Yang Hyeon-jong, and Lee Eui-ri are solid members of the starting lineup. In the 2023 season, it is likely to build a much more organized senior team in terms of pitch and diversity.
If their performance can be calculated, there is a good chance that KIA will run an easier race than this season in the 2023 season. Here, left-handed pitchers follow like seasoning. Kim Ki-hoon, who was discharged at the end of this season, and Yoon Young-chul, a rookie in reserve, are the main characters.
You should see them as the plus alpha of the mound. Basically, KIA has placed the two as starting pitchers. However, this year, Kim Ki-hoon also played in the bullpen. Yoon Young-chul is highly regarded for his qualities, but he is a resource that has not yet been verified in the professional world.
Here, sidearm Lim Ki-young is also enduring. A healthy Lim Ki-yeong is a promising candidate for the fifth round. In other words, you can draw a picture where Lim Ki-young, Kim Ki-hoon, and Yoon Young-chul compete for the 5th starter in the 2023 season, and the bullpen is naturally strengthened. Park Dong-won’s compensation player has already added left-hander sidearm Kim Dae-yu. Both the starting pitcher and the bullpen are likely to be upgraded.
In the end, the key is Kim Ki-hoon and Yoon Young-chul’s preparation for spring camp and their ability to adapt. Kim Ki-hoon proved to some extent the evaluation that his control and command were quite stable after he went to managing director. Yoon Young-cheol has to show that he can use the game management ability of the top class in high school in the first team. 스포츠토토
In particular, KIA has not allowed Yoon Young-cheol to touch the ball at all after the fall. Chungam High School, the national team, JTBC entertainment program, the strongest baseball, etc. There were many real battles and pitches. He was not even invited to the Jeju finishing camp. Instead, Yun Young-cheol spent his time in Gwangju focusing on reinforcement training.
In addition to the two, there is Choi Ji-min, a second-year reserve player, who is gaining valuable experience in Australian professional baseball Geelong Korea. Since then, lefties have become more abundant, and strong right-handed foreign pitchers have improved the starting lineup. It remains only to reconcile them.
Park Dong-won (LG) has left and Choi Won-joon (Senior Director) has returned, so looking at it calmly, it should be seen that next year’s plus factor is not large. However, the mound has the potential to improve significantly and even become a mound kingdom. The KIA mound expects a year of hope in 2023.