So far, there are a total of 7 compensation players born in the free agent (FA) market. Among them, who can write Shinhwa next season?

Along with the active catcher move in the free agent market this winter, many compensation players came out.

Pitcher Kim Dae-yu (31, LG → KIA) and pitcher Kim Yu-young (28, Lotte → LG), pitcher Yun Ho-sol (28, Hanwha → LG), pitcher Jeon Chang-min (22, Doosan → NC), catcher An Joong-yeol (27, Lotte → NC), outfielder Kim Tae-hoon (26, KT → Samsung), and infielder Park Joon-young (25, NC → Doosan) moved their nests.

They were unable to make it to the list of 20 or 25 protected players and left their home team. But thinking the other way around can be a great motivator. This is because it can be seen that the selected teams highly evaluated not only the present but also the future potential.

First, after sending Kang-Nam Yoo and Eun-Sung Chae, LG brought Yu-Young Kim and Ho-Sol Yun to focus on strengthening the bullpen. Among them, Kim Yoo-young is expected from the team so much that coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop directly mentioned him as a candidate for the 5th starting season next year. Since 2014, Kim Yu-young has appeared in 197 games, but only one as a starter. Nevertheless, the reason he is considered a starting candidate is because of his pitching style. Director Yeom said, “It’s not a style that only throws with strength. If you look at the pitching mechanism and type of pitch, you can run as a starter.”

Yun Ho-sol is expected to move out of the bullpen next season. Yoon Ho-sol, who was an ace at Bukil High School, joined the NC Dinos in 2013 as the first choice. Above all, the biggest strength is the heavy fast ball. LG immediately evaluated it as a sense of power, saying, “He is strong and knows how to throw a slider and a forkball.” If Yun Ho-sol shows a sense of stability at the pitcher-friendly Jamsil Stadium, it is the best scenario for LG. It remains to be seen if he will turn things around.

After breaking up with Yang Eui-ji and Noh Jin-hyuk, NC recruited Jeon Chang-min and An Joong-yeol as compensation players. Jeon Chang-min is a recruit who saw the future. After joining Doosan in 2019 in the 9th place in the 2nd round of the 1st round as a promising ‘military pilot’, he immediately enlisted in active duty the following year. He debuted in the first team in the 2022 season and only had a record of participating in 9 games, but NC highly valued his potential. The club said, “Both the starter and the bullpen have potential talent,” and “if they bloom, it will be a great help.” In addition, Ahn Joong-yeol is expected to add depth to the NC catcher along with Park Se-hyuk, who was recruited as a free agent.

KIA embraced left-hander Kim Dae-yu, who played as Pil Seung-jo in LG. KIA’s current bullpen winning team, Jeon Sang-hyun, Jang Hyun-sik, and Jeong Hae-young, the so-called ‘JJJ trio’, are all right-handers. Accordingly, the recruitment of Kim Dae-yu is expected to add great strength to the diversity of KIA’s bullpen right away. KIA expressed its intention to use it immediately, saying, “It is possible to pitch even in close combat situations and is a bullpen agent who can be responsible for one inning.”

Samsung chose Kim Tae-hoon, who was missing from KT’s list of 25 protected players. Kim Tae-hoon is the 2020 season Futures League Southern League batting king. His Futures League career batting average was 0.303 (347 hits in 1147 at-bats). In the first team, he participated in 75 games and posted a batting average of 0.203 (29 hits in 143 at-bats). Samsung emphasized that “the ability to cope with changing balls and the ability to make contact is good” and “will strengthen the base of pinch hitters and outfield players.”

The resource designated by Doosan as Park Se-hyuk’s reward player is Park Jun-young, a ‘military pilot’ who can see shortstop and third baseman. It was a choice that looked into the future rather than the next year. Park Joon-young is focusing on his rehabilitation after undergoing surgery on his left shoulder last October. The club believes that it is possible to start technical training from March next year. In the 2022 season, he recorded a batting average of 0.216, 4 homers and 19 RBIs in 75 games. 메이저사이트

Although key resources have been sent away, there are many cases where reward players sometimes show great performance. Infielder Kang Han-ul, who wore a Samsung uniform as a compensation player for KIA Choi Hyung-woo ahead of the 2017 season, and Kang Seung-ho, who wore a Doosan uniform as SSG Choi Joo-hwan’s compensation player prior to the 2021 season, performed like Altoran. Who among the compensation players who changed their uniforms in this FA market can write a myth?