“Now that you’ve been selected, the front desk will give you a briefing, right?”
LG Twins coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said he had no knowledge of the 10 rookies selected by LG in the 2024 rookie draft. There was no discussion with the front desk in advance. The area of the front desk was respected.
After the draft ended on the 14th, Coach Yeom met with reporters in Changwon and asked about the draft. “It is the front office’s job to select new players,” he said. “The scout team has selected the players, so they will brief you on the players selected afterwards. “We can watch that video and raise it,” he said.안전놀이터
Coach Yeom had a request from the scouts. Coach Yeom said, “I think it’s good that LG has recently been selecting a lot of players who are tall and have good physical conditions,” and added, “What I asked this year was to select some fast kids. When I came to the team, there weren’t too many fast kids. Oh, my goodness.” “If so, I would have traded and brought in a pinch runner. When conducting the draft this time, I wanted to focus on someone who was a bit faster.”
Maybe that’s why the fielders that LG selected this time were mainly players with quick feet. Incheon High School outfielder Kim Hyeon-jong, selected in the second round, hit 3 home runs and recorded 10 stolen bases. Dongwon Science and Technology University infielder Son Yong-jun, who was selected in the 3rd round, stole 18 bases, Hongik University infielder Kim Dae-won, who was selected in the 5th round, stole 19 bases, Yatap High School infielder Kim Do-yoon, who was selected in the 10th round, stole 25 bases, and Sungkyunkwan University infielder Shim Gyu-bin, who took the 11th round, stole 13 bases. All five fielders who came to LG had two steals. Recorded a number of stolen bases.
In this draft, LG was a little out of the spotlight. This is because when LG recruited Choi Tae-won from Kiwoom Heroes, they gave up a first-round draft pick along with Lee Joo-hyung and Kim Dong-gyu. So, Kiwoom exercised LG’s 8th pick in the first round and selected Seoul High School pitcher Jeon Jun-pyo.
LG general manager Cha Myeong-seok, who made a memorable comment when selecting catcher Kim Beom-seok in the first round last year, saying, “I selected him because he was Kim Beom-seok. I thought that the proper noun named Kim Beom-seok could become synonymous with Korean baseball, so I nominated him,” said LG general manager Cha Myeong-seok, who was selected in the first round of this draft. Because I didn’t have the right to be nominated, I never got to hold the microphone.
In this draft, all attention was previously focused on the Hanwha Eagles’ first pick, Hwang Jun-seo, and the Doosan Bears’ second pick, Kim Taek-yeon. Among the 10 LG ‘pick’ players who did not receive much attention, a rookie of the year might be born next year. Now that it has been selected, it is up to the site to raise it.