First-round rookie back on the mound after three months, but when will he return to the first team?
September 11, 2023 | by bookmeforphotographers.com
Samsung Lions first-round pick Lee Ho-seong is back on the mound after a three-month absence.
Lee, who hadn’t pitched since the Futures’ home game against KT on June 10, started the Futures’ game against NC at Gyeongsan Ballpark on June 10. His pitching performance was more disappointing than expected. He gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 2.2 innings to suffer his fourth loss of the season. He threw 52 pitches, 35 for strikes.
After giving up a leadoff double to Park Joo-chan in the first inning, Lee retired Choi Woo-jae and Park Han-bae on a grounder to shortstop and a swinging strikeout, respectively. Two batters later, Han Jae-hwan doubled to center for the first run. Han Seok-hyun grounded out to shortstop to end the inning.
After leading off the second inning with a single to right field, Lee Ho-seong drew a 10-pitch walk with Kim Soo-yoon. Credit Suk doubled and Kim Taek-woo singled up the middle to score one more run.
Catcher Kim Min-soo threw out Kim Taek-woo at first base to take the pressure off Lee Ho-sung’s shoulders. Two batters later, he got Kim Bum-jun to ground out to end the inning. Lee turned the mound over to Shin Yun-ho in the third inning.
Seo Hyun-won, a third-round right-hander from Se AD, made his professional debut late. He was the team’s fifth pitcher of the day and threw a scoreless first inning. Park Kwon-hoo, who was selected by Samsung in the second round with the 18th overall pick after graduating from Jeonju, pitched one inning of one-hit, one-strikeout relief against NC on the 9th.
The former Incheon High ace went 5-3 with a 1.31 ERA in 15 high school appearances. He has allowed just one home run in 61⅔ innings. He walked 17 and struck out 79 for ideal ratios.
Shortly after the draft, the team said, “Lee is a complete starting pitcher who has great stuff and is mentally tough. He has the potential to grow into a starting pitcher and can also be utilized as a bullpen pitcher.” “He has all the necessary elements for a pitcher, including technical and mental, so he has a high potential for future development.”
Lee was the only Samsung rookie to make the opening day roster this season. He pitched three games with no losses and a 2.57 ERA.
Park Jin-man said, “He is young but has good game management skills. He has a good delivery, so he can be a starting pitcher if he gains more experience,” Park said, noting Lee’s potential for growth 카지노사이트.
After being cleared from the first team roster, Lee received starting lessons in the Futures program, but took a break due to poor physical condition. He returned to the mound after a three-month hiatus, and while he was unable to produce satisfactory results, it’s worth noting that he returned to the mound healthy.
He’ll be looking to improve his game at the Futures stage, and we could see him on the first team mound before the end of the regular season.