There is no end to praise for LG Twins rookie pitcher Park Myeong-geun (19). Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop raised his thumb at Park Myung-geun, saying, “He can throw his own ball.”
Park Myung-geun joined LG with the 27th overall in the 3rd round in the 2023 draft. Park Myeong-geun, who earned a reputation as a sidearm who threw a fastball with a maximum velocity of 150 km in high school. He caught the command tower’s eye and was given an opportunity early.
Park Myung-geun is the only rookie to be named to the 1st team spring camp this year. It was because coach Yeom, who watched the video of Park Myung-geun’s game, wanted to check it himself. Director Yeom said, “It is not common for a rookie player to go to a first-team camp under the LG system. Seeing Park Myung-geun with his own eyes was much better than when he confirmed it with a video.”토토사이트
The LG pitching staff has already become thicker as the depth increases. It is a reality where it is not easy for a rookie to stand out, but Park Myeong-geun clearly appealed his strengths to his commanding tower. Park Myung-keun, who took the mound in an evaluation game against the LA Dodgers held at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona, USA, pitched one scoreless inning. Park Myung-geun boasts a fast pitching form in set position. Big league players were also taken aback. Manager Yeom testified, “Even when I played against the Dodgers, my opponent was embarrassed. I saw that especially when I was in a set position.”
Park Myung-geun’s good pitching continues even in the demonstration game. On the 15th, in the Samsung Lions match held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, he recorded 2⅔ innings, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts and no runs. Director Yeom said, “Park Myung-geun puts the ball in the strike zone under any circumstances. He doesn’t run away. Trust is inevitable from the standpoint of watching from the bench. The perfection of curveballs and sliders is high. The changeup has also improved a lot.” .
In particular, his quick quick motion stood out. With 2 out and 1st base in the second inning, first base runner Jose Pirella attempted to steal the base, but the catcher threw and caught the runner. In the set position situation, Park Myung-keun’s strengths were displayed, and he was able to get Pirella out with ease.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man, who watched Park Myung-geun, also gave a thumbs up. He praised Park Myung-geun, saying, “It would not be easy for the opposing team to carry out the strategy. He is a player whose quick motion is less than one second. Pirella was also easily out. I think he can become a good player.”
Park Myung-geun is bringing vitality to LG. If this continues, it is expected that joining the starting rotation will be possible. Director Yeom left all possibilities open, saying, “I will decide on Park Myung-geun’s position after watching the final appearance.”