To the last contracted 33-year-old free agent… Heroes 5 starting ERA 1.50 ‘I almost got in trouble’

May 16, 2023 0 Comments

 If it wasn’t there, I would have been in big trouble.

Kiwoom’s 5th selection was eventually taken by Jung Chan-heon (33), the last contractor for the 2022-2023 FA. Dramatic. It is in that it was not the scenario that the club and coach Hong Won-ki looked at. Originally, the club had no intention of catching Jeong Chan-heon. I thought it was all right to nurture young right-handed pitchers.

However, the club changed its mind twice. Before and after the start of Scottsdale spring camp, it was decided to officially promote the signing and trade. Nonetheless, when the team did not come out to recruit Jung Chan-heon, he eventually signed a free agent contract for 2 years and 860 million won on March 27th. It was an FA contract that came out during the exhibition game.토토사이트

Even the scale suggested by Jeong Chan-heon’s agency was 450 million won in two years. However, head Hyeong-wook Go said, “The value of Jeong Chan-heon is not that much.” In the end, the club almost doubled the price and signed a contract. Looking back at the series of processes, the club seems to have been generous, but it is true that no one wanted it last winter when looking at it coldly. There were rumors of contact and contract with a local club, but in the end, the deal was not concluded.

Crucially, Kiwoom knows best how to use Jeong Chan-heon. After the first half of the 2021 season, Seo Kun-chang was handed over to LG and recruited, and then thoroughly managed and employed. He can also play in the bullpen, but Kiwoom internally thought that it was better to use Jeong Chan-heon as the starter.

Even after Chan-heon Jeong signed the contract at the end of March, when I asked manager Hong Won-ki about his intention to use the bullpen, he also thought of it as a starter. At the time, Jang Jae-young was the 5th starter, but the coach can’t help but think of Plan B-C in the long-term race.

In fact, Jang Jae-young is being forgotten once again without being able to break through the wall of the 1st team. Left-hander Lee Seung-ho, who played for about two years as a starter during his previous coaching career, was also judged unsuitable. In the end, while Jeong Chan-heon was building his body in the 2nd team, no one was able to establish himself as a 5th starter. So dramatically, Jeong Chan-heon’s time has returned.

2 losses in 2 games, 1.50 ERA. On the 5th, Gocheok SSG match 6 innings, 2 hits, 3 strikeouts, 1 run, and on the 11th, Jamsil LG match 6 innings, 6 hits, 2 strikeouts, 2 walks and 1 run. It can be seen that 2 wins turned into 2 losses as neither received support from the other line.

He mixed two-seam with an average of 130km, slider, splitter, and curveball. It’s ‘slower and slower’, but it produced good results with precise commands and ever-changing pitch design. He showed everything a pitcher who lacks competitiveness with speed can do. If I hadn’t caught a pitcher like this, I would have been in big trouble. This season, he actively uses catcher Kim Dong-heon, but a type like Jung Chan-heon seems to work well with experienced Lee Ji-young.

With the return of Jeong Chan-heon to the 5th starter, the profit and loss calculation of the trade between Jeong Chan-heon and Seo Geon-chang will also begin again. Seo Geon-chang reunited with director Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who knows him best, but so far there is no reversal. In this situation, if Jeong Chan-heon can complete the season as the 5th starter, the success or failure of this big deal will finally be decided. Of course, Jeong Chan-heon also needs to prepare thoroughly so that he can endure steadily for a year.

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