With the opening of the KBO League approaching in two days, this season is expected to be a fierce season.
An exhibition game in which the Hanwha Eagles, Samsung Lions, and LG Twins stood out ended on the 28th. Now, from the 1st of next month, the winner of the year will start a long journey of 144 games per team, a total of 720 games.
It is expected that it will be difficult to guarantee a winning team in professional baseball this year as well. In a recent call with Newsis, KBO league commentators agreed that power leveling had been achieved this season. 메이저놀이터
KBS N Sports commentator Ryu Ji-hyun predicted that LG, KT Wiz, and Kiwoom Heroes would make the top three. LG was chosen as the candidate for the championship.
Commissioner Ryu Ji-hyun said, “I don’t think it’s a situation where (one team) can play alone. This year, there is a high possibility that the rankings will be very tight,” and predicted, “I think the team with more stable power will last longer.”
Commissioner Ryu said, “Last year, there was a feeling that the overall ranking was decided to some extent at the beginning of the season.” predicted.
Regarding SSG Landers, which won last year’s championship, Commissioner Ryu cited Kim Taek-hyung (27)’s enlistment as a bad thing. He said, “SSG’s bullpen was a little unstable in the second half of last year,” he said.
Moon Dong-ju (20, Hanwha) was pointed out as a player to pay attention to.
Commissioner Ryu said, “Other commentators who saw Moon Dong-ju during the (spring) camp also said that Moon Dong-ju was very good.”
He also said, “There are many good players with potential in the rookie class,” and “My personal wish is that such players develop and blow a new wind in the baseball world as a whole.”
Commentator Park Jae-hong of MBC Sports Plus evaluated, “LG seems to be the strongest.”
Commissioner Park continued, “It seems to be a 4-fold, 6-weak,” and “I think that about four teams, LG, SSG, KT, and NC Dinos, will be in the top ranks.”
Shim Jae-hak, a commentator at the same MBC Sports Plus, noticed Moon Dong-ju, Lee Seong-gyu (30, Samsung), and Roh Si-hwan (23, Hanwha) among the players ahead of this season.
Commissioner Shim said, “I think one of the pitchers to pay attention to is Moon Dong-ju. Moon Dong-ju’s ball has improved a lot,” he said.
“(Lee Seong-gyu in the past) came out with a home run, but it was a (swing) mechanism that forced him to strike out a lot,” he said. expressed
In addition, “I saw that Noh Si-hwan changed his batting stance. As a result, long hits on the left field began to come out,” he added.
Lee Seong-gyu and Roh Si-hwan tied for first place in the home run category by hitting 5 homers in this KBO demonstration game.
SBS sports commentator Lee Soon-cheol predicted a ‘three strong, four medium, three weak’ system. It is diagnosed that LG, KT, and Doosan will be the top 3, Kia, Lotte Giants, SSG, and Kiwoom will be the top 4, and NC, Hanwha, and Samsung will be the top 3. However, I thought it was difficult to predict the winning team as the league was leveled.
He explained that for LG to win, Kim Yun-sik (23) holds the key. There is a strong bullpen, but the starting lineup is somewhat disappointing.
Commissioner Lee said, “Kim Yun-sik will be the key,” and “LG is currently excluding foreign pitchers, and the 3rd, 4th, and 5th selections are weak. If he continues to maintain and throw the match, the starting lineup is weak for LG to win,” he predicted.
He also mentioned the possibility of the Doosan Bears, who were sluggish last year, making a comeback this season.
Commissioner Lee explained, “Last year, they ranked ninth, but Doosan is a team with a bullpen and finisher all set up.”
However, he emphasized, “But now there is a bad news. It comes to the situation where one foreign player (Dylan File) has to be changed immediately, and that is a variable,” he said.
Kim Do-young (20, KIA Tigers) and Eric Peddy (30, NC) were selected as notable players this season. Commissioner Lee said, “I think Kim Do-yeong will be able to do what he couldn’t do last year, this year.
Commissioner Lee pointed out that “Hanwha’s winning rate last year was lower than last year’s,” and pointed out that fun baseball would unfold only when Hanwha’s winning rate reached a level of 40%. He also added that he hopes that a home run hitter comparable to Park Byeong-ho will appear in the league.
Yang Sang-moon, a commentator at SPOTV, picked LG as the winning candidate, seeing that power levels had been leveled this season.
Commissioner Yang said, “Actually, Samsung felt a little weak overall, but they play the demonstration game very well.”
He said, “Excluding LG, there are some things that have improved, but there are little loopholes.” This season, LG, SSG, KT, KIA, Lotte, Hanwha, Doosan, and Kiwoom 7 teams predicted that there is a possibility of fighting in the top 5.
Commissioner Yang was concerned that a pitcher rotation problem could arise due to the file of foreign pitchers who left Doosan Electric Power due to injury. He also pointed out that Samsung seems to be struggling with the bullpen management, but the number of pitchers seems to be insufficient. NC saw that there would be a blow in that Yang Eui-ji left for Doosan as a free agent.
Moon Dong-ju and Kim Seo-hyeon (19, Hanwha) were selected as notable players. He emphasized that Hanwha’s performance will be completely different depending on how the two perform. In addition, Kim Do-young, Moon Hyun-bin (19, Hanwha), and Kim Min-seok (19, Lotte) were also mentioned as noteworthy players.