Kiwoom Heroes’ choice of ‘first reward player’ was swift.
On the 20th, Kiwoom nominated sidearm pitcher Lee Kang-joon as a compensation player for FA Han Hyun-hee.
Han Hyun-hee, who obtained FA qualification after the end of last season, signed a 3+1 year total of 4 billion won with the Lotte Giants on the 17th.
Kiwoom, the original team that gave away Han Hyun-hee, who was a grade A in FA, was able to nominate one compensation player in addition to 200% of the previous year’s annual salary of 500 million won and 20 protected players from Lotte, or receive 300% of the previous year’s annual salary.
Kiwoom has received all of them as compensation after giving away FA players. Han Hyun-hee’s compensation player also continued to see that he could receive it in cash. When Lotte recruited Yoo Kang-nam and Roh Jin-hyeok as free agents, there were also players leaked, such as Kim Yu-young (LG) and An Joong-yeol (NC).
It was different this time. After she gave up Han Hyun-hee, she selected a list of prospective players for compensation. At the time, Kiwoom was dubious about 카지노사이트 the exclusion of Lee Kang-jun as a protected player. She enlisted in Sangmu in May, but she had that much ability because it was good.
When the list of reward players arrived on the 20th, Kiwoom selected Lee Kang-joon without an hour’s consideration.
Kang-jun Lee is a right-handed sidearm pitcher with a physique of 180 cm and 80 kg. He joined KT in the 2nd and 3rd round of the 2002 rookie draft and transferred to Lotte in a 2-to-1 trade with catcher Kim Jun-tae and infielder Oh Yoon-seok in the 2021 season.
In total, he appeared in 32 games and threw 23⅔ innings, recording an average ERA of 9.51 with 1 win and 1 hold.
General manager Ko Hyeong-wook, a former scout, helped make a quick decision with interest. Head coach Koh said, “I remember seeing Lee Kang-jun in the past.”
While throwing 23⅔ innings, I thought that the rather large portion of 43 balls with 4 pitches was not a big problem. General Manager Koh explained, “It is said that there is difficulty in controlling the ball, but it is a part that he can fully catch.”
Kiwoom expected to grow more in Commerce. Director Koh said, “Lee Kang-joon is still an inexperienced pitcher. Sangmu is the best condition to fill in the lack of experience for Lee Kang-jun.”