“I think I am having a good experience this year.”
Park Jin-man, coach of the Samsung Lions, recently showed expectations for this player. It is Shin Jeong-hwan (20), a right-handed pitcher in his second year at Samsung. After graduating from Sangwoo High School, Shin Jung-hwan joined Samsung after being nominated in the 4th round and 33rd in the 2022 rookie draft.
He has no first-team records yet. Last season, his debut season, he only played in the Futures League. He recorded 10 wins in 10 games, 8.1 innings, 10 hits and 2 strikeouts.
Head coach Park Jin-man has been watching Shin Jung-hwan ever since he was coaching Samsung Futures last season. He doesn’t have a fastball over 150km, but he’s a stocky 188cm and stable on the mound. He is also a hard worker who works tirelessly for his own success.
As a result, Shin Jung-hwan got an unexpected opportunity ahead of the 2023 season. Shin Jung-hwan started out at his Futures camp, but when he came to Korea, he came with his first-team brothers. He was called up to the first team along with newcomers Lee Ho-seong and Seo Hyun-won, while consistently showing potential at Futures Camp.
He also appeared in two exhibition matches. It was Shin Jung-hwan’s first introduction to the first team stage. However, it is difficult to say that he has achieved satisfactory results. On the 13th, against SSG Landers, it was okay with 1 inning, 1 hit, 2 walks, 1 strikeout, and no runs, but against the LG Twins on the 15th, he came out as the second pitcher after Baek Jung-hyun, recording 1 inning, 3 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 3 runs.
However, director Park Jin-man is looking forward to it. that now is not everything. We believe that the valuable experience of today will be a great asset in the future.
Manager Park Jin-man, whom I met recently, said, “Shin Jung-hwan made his debut last season and is playing in the first team for the first time this year. He judged he was better through camp than he was at the Futures last season,” he said.안전놀이터
He continued, “When he saw the future of Samsung, he should take on a starting axis. He thinks he feels he is lacking as he throws into the first-team stage now. If he builds a good foundation in Futures again through his experience now, he will definitely become a better player.”
As coach Park Jin-man expected, will Shin Jung-hwan be able to settle down on the first team stage? 2023 is expected for a second-year pitcher with potential comparable to Lee Ho-seong and Seo Hyun-won.