Players who almost became lost after being hit by the cold wind in the FA market are blowing their sorrow. NC outfielder Kwon Hee-dong (33) and Kiwoom pitcher Jeong Chan-heon (33) overcame the ordeal and emerged as a vital force for the team with their cost-effective performance.
Kwon Hee-dong and Jung Chan-heon are the players who suffered the most in the FA market last winter and signed late. In addition to the 25 protected players side by side, they were B-class players who needed compensation players, so the range of movement was limited. Signing & trading was also pursued, but it failed because the conditions did not match with other teams.
In the end, he raised the white flag and stayed with the original team. On February 28, when spring camp was in full swing, Kwon Hee-dong signed a contract with NC for up to 125 million won with an annual salary of 90 million won and an option of 35 million won. On March 27, during the demonstration game, Jeong Chan-heon signed with Kiwoom for a total of 860 million won, including a 2-year down payment of 200 million won, an annual salary of 200 million won, and an option up to 260 million won.
It was difficult to prepare for the normal season as I struggled throughout the winter. He trained individually in the cold wind, but it was too much to start the season right away in the first team. Both players were called up to the first team side by side in May after warming up in the second team Futures League.
Kwon Hee-dong, who was called up to the first team on the 4th, is exploding with a batting average of .524 (11 hits in 21 bats), 4 RBIs, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts, .615 slugging percentage, .667 OPS and 1.282 in 6 games. There are not many specimens, but he wields a fire bat as if determined with a 6-game hitting streak after being called up to the first team. On the 14th, before Gocheok Kiwoom, he started hitting even long hits with 3 hits, including 2 doubles.
Jeong Chan-heon also made his first appearance of the season against Gocheok SSG on the 5th. Although he lost the game, he made a quality start with 2 hits, 2 hits, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings. On the 11th, Jamsil LG also lost the game with 6 hits, 1 walk, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings, but fought back. It is stable with two consecutive quality starts and an average ERA of 1.50. He is showing ground ball induction ability with his main weapon two-seam fast blow.
With the addition of the two players, NC and Kiwoom are also receiving great strength. NC, which suffered from a sluggish batting line, 토스카지노 was revived with the return of Kwon Hee-dong and foreign hitter Jason Martin from injury. Last week, he led the team in batting average (.315) and scored the most with 40 runs, and recorded 4 wins and 2 losses.
Jang Jae-young, who was expected to be the 5th starter for Kiwoom, went down to the 2nd team without being able to solve the first pitch, but Jeong Chan-heon, who was prepared for insurance, blocked the rotation hole. Kiwoom is in 8th place due to sluggish batting lineup, but with the addition of Jeong Chan-heon, the mound is no problem.
As the two players performed beyond expectations, the teams that were interested in signing and trading became regrettable. It was difficult to predict how well these two players would perform. Attention is focusing on whether the momentum of the 50% hitter and 1st point pitcher who are in emergency after shaking free agency will continue.