Crisis can be an opportunity.
For the Samsung Lions, adjustments to the starting rotation are inevitable. This is because Albert Suarez, who was in charge of one axis of the mound, was away for a while due to personal circumstances. In addition, Yang Chang-seop, who was the 5th starter, did not give a sense of stability throughout the pitching, and plans to use him as a long relief player out of the starting lineup. For now, Jang Pil-joon (35) and Lee Jae-hee (22) will be appointed.
Jang Pil-joon has been preparing as a starting pitcher in the 2nd team. The command tower intended to appoint Jang Pil-joon’s card when a variable occurred. Manager Park Jin-man once said, “Jang Pil-joon was prepared as a starter at Futures. If a variable arises, he plans to raise it at any time.”먹튀검증
Jang Pil-jun made two appearances in the Futures League. He recorded 4 ⅓ innings, 5 hits, 4 walks, 2 runs, 1 strikeout against the KIA Tigers on the 7th, and 4 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 1 run, and 2 strikeouts in 3 innings against the NC Dinos on the 15th.
After completing his military service at Sangmu, Jang Pil-joon, who graduated from Bukil High School, signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels in 2008 and challenged the American stage. Then he returned to Korea again, and in the 2015 draft, he joined Samsung with the 9th overall pick in the 2nd 1st round.
At Samsung, he mainly played as a bullpen pitcher. Participated in 327 games despite injuries and sluggishness. He went 16-28 with 46 holds and 42 saves with a 5.04 earned run average. He competed for the start this season, but his performance in exhibition games was not good. He started in one of the two games, and had a 13.50 earned run average with 12 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 9 runs, and 4 strikeouts in 2 games, 6 innings.
Lee Jae-hee, who will be given a chance, is Samsung’s hopeful. Lee Jae-hee, who graduated from Daejeon High School, wore a blue uniform with the 3rd overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2021 draft. In his first year of debut, he went 1-loss with a 5.40 earned run average in 5 games. He mainly stayed in the second team, and recorded an average ERA of 4.68 with 6 wins and 6 losses in 28 futures league career games. He recorded an average earned run average of 13.50 in 2 games, 6 innings and 1 loss in exhibition games this year.
It is Samsung that the height of the mound is somewhat lowered due to the absence of Suarez. It may be a crisis for Samsung, but it is a great chance for Jang Pil-joon and Lee Jae-hee to show their presence on the first team stage. If he makes a good start, he can settle down in the 5th starting position, which Yang Chang-seop was missing.