Kim Ki-hoon (1st round in 2019), Jung Hae-young (1st round in 20 years), Eui-ri Lee (1st round in 21 years), Kim Do-young (1st round in 22 years), Yoon Young-cheol (1st round in 23 years).
The KIA Tigers have been successful in raising new players for five consecutive years. A well-trained rookie, he is not envious of ten players.
Pitcher Yoon Young-cheol (19), a rookie this year, pitched 5.1 innings against Samsung in the match against Samsung on the 17th. He started 6 games so far on the 18th, won 2 wins (1 loss) and posted an earned run average (ERA) of 3.49. As a rookie, there is no better start than this.
In KIA, two years ago, pitcher Eui-ri Lee (21) posted a 4-win (5-loss) ERA of 3.61 in her first year of debut, winning the Rookie of the Year title for the first time in 36 years since Lee Sun-cheol in 1985.
Even three years ago, pitcher Jung Hae-young (22) entered the competition for rookie of the year by recording 5 wins (4 losses), 11 holds, 1 save, and an ERA of 3.29 in his debut season. Jung Hae-young was the first in the club last year and the youngest in the KBO League to record 30 saves for two consecutive years.
Last year, infielder Kim Do-yeong (20) ranked first in batting average (0.432) in exhibition games despite being a rookie, and was considered a strong candidate for the rookie of the year. Although the regular season slowed down, and the first half of the season was out as soon as this season opened, everyone is waiting for Kim Do-young to return. It is evidence that Kim Do-young, who was included in the first team entry for the longest period as a rookie last year, has been the main player this season as well.
Pitcher Kim Ki-hoon (23), who has been active as a winning team this season, has fully developed his talent after returning from Sangmu. In addition, pitcher Ji-min Choi (2nd round of 2022), a top rounder in the KIA, is making an outstanding performance with 1.37 ERA with 1 win, 1 save and 1 hold.체스카지노
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk also has high expectations for the two. Coach Kim said, “This year, Kim Ki-hoon and Choi Ji-min are doing well regardless of the left and right batters. He is expecting a lot,” he smiled.
KIA is nurturing young players with great potential. Young players are helping KIA to compete in the top 5. Along with the current results, the future is also bright.