The Doosan Bears smiled at the appearance of a surprise pitcher in 2022.
Jeong Cheol-won (24), who joined Doosan in the 2nd round of the 2018 rookie draft (20th overall), made his first appearance this year after completing active military service.
At the time of his debut, his highest speed was only in the early 140 km/h, but ‘military pilot’ Jeong Cheol-won was completely different.
He was told that he had the best guts ever since he was a rookie, equipped with a fastball that exceeded 150 km per hour, and threw the ball from the mound without hesitation.
Called up to the first team for the first time since his debut in May, he finished the season with 23 holes after rising to the winning group. It is a new record for the most holds in the debut season of the KBO League, exceeding the 20 holds recorded by Lim Tae-hun (Doosan) in 2007.
The rookie of the year belonged to Jeong Cheol-won. He won Rookie of the Year as he received 69.2% of the vote. He is the first rookie king from Doosan in 12 years since Yang Eui-ji (36) in 2010.
Season 2023. Doosan formed the ‘Rookie King Battery’. Unfortunately, at the time of joining, he was unable to settle down, but after serving in the military, he has a common point that his skills are in full bloom.
Yang Eui-ji, who joined Doosan and transferred to NC Dinos as a free agent after the 2018 season, returned to Doosan after obtaining a second FA qualification after the 2022 season. He spent the highest amount of FA in the KBO League while signing a total of 15.2 billion won for 4+2 years.
The ‘Rookie King Battery’ was born after 12 years. Yang Eui-ji and Jeong Cheol-won both looked forward to the day when they would work together. 메이저놀이터
Yang Eui-ji said, “Jeong Cheol-won has a lot of confidence while winning the rookie of the year, but if it goes according to the flow, I will be able to get good results even if I don’t have to do this.” I guess it will.” He smiled.
Jeong Cheol-won also expressed his trust in Yang Eui-ji. Jeong Cheol-won gave a confident answer, “If there is a ball I want to throw, I can shake my head.”
They meet first wearing the Taegeuk logo, not Doosan. Yang Eui-ji and Jung Cheol-won both board the WBC (World Baseball Classic) national team and plan to breathe together in March.