LG pitcher Yoo Young-chan (26) stands out as a new face in the bullpen.
During the month of April, he worked as a chasing group and multi-inning team, and in May, he took the mound in two consecutive close games and recorded two consecutive holds.
Yoo Young-chan took the mound after two outs in the 7th inning with a 5-3 lead against Changwon NC on the 2nd. It was after left-hander Jin Hae-su hit a solo home run.
Yoo Yeong-chan finished the inning with a ground ball to the second baseman, and took the mound in the 8th inning and treated the top batting order 1-3 as a tripartite offense. He recorded his first hold in his debut by pitching 1.1 innings perfect.
In the game against NC on the 3rd, it was posted in a more urgent situation. It was a one-point lead. Starter Plutko pitched well with 1 run in 7 innings, and Yoo Young-chan took the mound in the 8th with a 2-1 lead. He struck out pinch hitter Park Se-hyeok in a straight line to the second baseman and struck out pinch hitter Kim Seong-wook with a missed swing.
After two shots, he got a right-handed hit by Son Ah-seop. He led Seo Ho-cheol to a shortstop ground ball and was responsible for one inning without conceding. LG won 2-1, and Yoo Young-chan recorded a hold for two days in a row.
Prior to the game on the 3rd, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “(Yoo) Young-chan was tested in the victory group from yesterday.” It was neatly blocked,” he praised.
He continued, “I have a position. He has speed, he has a slider, he throws a forkball. He’s competitive enough. Now, as long as he continues to accumulate experience points, he is a player worth winning as a player.”
Yoo Young-chan, who graduated from Bae Myung High School and Konkuk University, was nominated by LG in the 2nd 5th round in the 2020 draft. He was a decent turnout for a college graduate.
His first year of debut in 2020 was playing in the Futures League. He appeared in 10 games and went 1-3 with 1 hold and an earned run average of 6.39. After playing his first season, he enlisted in the army early. Since he is a college graduate, he decided to quickly complete his military service. He returned from military service last summer and recorded an average ERA of 4.50 in 12 games, 1 loss and 3 holds in the Futures League.
Director Yeom highly evaluated Yoo Young-chan and Baek Seung-hyun’s abilities during spring camp, and revealed his intention to develop them as new faces 토토사이트 in the bullpen this year. Baek Seung-hyun is out for a while due to an injury. He said that he could prepare for the time when Ko Woo-seok and other members of the Pilseung Group compete as national teams in the Asian Games. Director Yeom said, “There can be two groups of victories.”
Yoo Young-chan appeared in 14 games this season and recorded an average ERA of 3.06 with 1 loss and 2 holds. In LG, Ko Woo-seok is in the rehabilitation group due to a back injury, and Jung Woo-young and Lee Jeong-yong, who played a big role in the winning team until last year, are not at a good pace at the beginning of the season. Yoo Young-chan’s rapid growth has given him more time to run the bullpen.