Correspondent Moon Dae-hyun = Veteran pitcher Lee Yong-chan (34, NC Dinos) is determined to pitch with all his might before participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) for the first time in his life after two setbacks.메이저사이트
Lee Yong-chan, who entered the professional league after being nominated by the Doosan Bears in 2007, quickly rose to become a star player by winning the 2009 save and Rookie of the Year award.
Lee Yong-chan, who has experienced the Korean series seven times at Doosan, once went downhill due to injury, but in May 2021, he was called by coach Lee Dong-wook, who led the NC Dinos at the time, and started a new start.
He also played an active part in the national team in this process. He contributed to winning the gold medal at the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games and the 2019 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier 12 silver medal.
But strangely, he had no contact with the WBC. There was no shortage of his skills, but it was due to injuries.
He was named to the 2013 WBC and 2017 WBC entries in a row, but both times he failed to join the final due to elbow surgery. In 2013, Seungjun Song (retired) was selected as a substitute, and in 2017, Changmin Shim (NC) wore the Taegeuk mark instead.
I didn’t make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics list in 2021, and I wanted to see if my national team career would end like this, but last year, I was called by coach Lee Kang-cheol, showing off my strength with 3 wins, 3 losses, 22 saves, and an average ERA of 2.08 in 59 games and 60⅔ innings.
There are many pitchers in this national team who do not have much experience in international competitions, such as Koh Woo-seok, Jung Woo-young (above LG Twins), Kim Won-joong (Lotte Giants), and Jeong Cheol-won (Doosan Bears).
Along with Kim Kwang-hyun (SSG Landers) and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA Tigers), Lee Yong-chan, who belongs to the highest level of the pitching staff, should lead the atmosphere in the pitching team.
It should also help with power. Fortunately, Lee Yong-chan’s recent condition is good.
He has been steadily managing since Korea and raised his senses in NC’s spring camp before joining the national team.
Lee Yong-chan’s position has not yet been decided.
Coach Lee basically has a plan to use experienced veterans in clutch situations in the middle of the game, but it is possible to change according to the situation.
In particular, regarding Lee Yong-chan, the possibility of selection for the first game against Australia is being raised.
In this tournament, which may be the last Taegeuk mark, Lee Yong-chan is in the position that he will do his best in the given situation regardless of his position.
Lee Yong-chan said, “I missed the WBC two times in the past, so I really want to go out and throw this time.”