The LG Twins’ 1st nomination prospect finally takes off the veil on the 1st team stage. The main character is Cho Won-tae (20), whom the LG Twins selected as the first pick in last year’s rookie draft.
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop met with reporters ahead of the home game against KT Wiz (cancelled in rainy weather) scheduled to take place at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 4th and revealed the plan to appoint Cho Won-tae as a starter.바카라
It was last weekend. With the KIA ahead of three consecutive matches, LG’s original starting rotation order was Casey Kelly, Adam Plutko, and Lim Chan-gyu. It was a rotation in which LG’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd starters went out in turn. However, coach Yeom made Lee Jeong-yong, not Lim Chan-gyu, as the starter for the KIA match on the 2nd, when the 3rd starter came out.
There was a reason. At the time, coach Yeom said, “If (Lim) Chan-gyu starts on Sunday, the 4th and 5th starters must play against KT on the 4th and 5th. I have no choice but to think about it a lot, but after discussion, I decided that.”
Unfortunately, however, the game on the 4th was canceled due to rain, so LG will compete side by side with Lim Chan-gyu (5th), Casey Kelly (6th), and Adam Plutko (7th). Manager Yeom said, “If the game on the 4th is canceled due to rain, Chan-gyu Lim will start as it is on the 5th. If there are no variables such as cancellation of rain, Cho Won-tae will start in the game against the Lotte Giants scheduled to be held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 9th. “he said.
Accordingly, Plutko (7th), Lee Jeong-yong (8th), and Cho Won-tae (9th) will go out in turn in LG’s three-game expedition against Lotte. Regarding the background of Cho Won-tae’s selection, Yeom said, “There were reports of good content from the 2nd team and giving him a chance as a starter.” I was thinking about a call-up when I won three games in a row in the league, and now I’m giving it a chance.” He added, “Jo Won-tae and Lee Ji-gang will go out in the form of ‘1+1’.”
LG Cho Won-tae (right) and Park Myung-geun.
Cho Won-tae, who has a 186 cm and 92 kg physique, graduated from Toseong Elementary School (Gangdong Guritul) – Konkuk University Bu Middle School – Sunrin Internet High School and joined the LG Twins as the first choice last year. Last year, he played in two games in the first team stage and recorded 1 hit, 2 walks and 1 hit ball in 4 innings without a win or loss. In the Futures League, he won 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 hold with an ERA of 7.68 in 12 games. In 38⅔ innings pitched, he allowed 40 hits (one home run), 27 walks, 3 hit balls, 38 strikeouts and 33 runs (33 earned).
He started this year in the Futures League as well. From the end of April, he steadily rotated in the Futures League and received starting classes. He participated in 10 Futures League games (8 starts) this year and recorded an average ERA of 5.45 with 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 hold. He posted a detailed performance of 45 hits (2 homers), 20 walks, 1 hit ball, 28 strikeouts and 24 runs (22 earned) in 36⅓ innings. In particular, from the Futures League match against Doosan Bears on June 8th to the KIA Tigers on the 17th and the Goyang Heroes on the 24th, they showed a good trend by winning three consecutive victories.
If Cho Won-tae plays well, there is a possibility that he will get another chance next time. This is because there is no starting pitcher in the current LG starting lineup with the exception of Kelly, Plutko, and Lim Chan-gyu. Of course, for LG, the best scenario would be for Kim Yun-sik and Lee Min-ho to return in good shape in the second half. What kind of content will Jo Won-tae pitch in front of Busan fans?