There are probably 1,100 professional baseball players pouring out every year. Only 110 of them wear professional uniforms. The rest go to college, to independent leagues. The road to becoming a professional is through the eye of a needle.
An opaque future that cannot be solved by baseball. Young people are afraid to play baseball. This is a huge negative for expanding the base of baseball. This is an obstacle to the influx of new prospects. Financial support considering the pocket circumstances of baseball parents is good, but the fundamental solution is to provide opportunities for more amateur players to come under the professional system. Only then will more people go to professional baseball.
The most realistic proposal is to operate a three-tier league.
It is difficult to accept that the first and second teams are all in the KBO League, which has 10 professional baseball teams. Even if it is not a step-by-step farm system, you should be given time and opportunity to develop your skills. It has been a long time since the 2nd group has already been degraded as a temporary replacement for the 1st group. There is not enough time and system for more promising players to grow to the pro level. It is difficult to find a more efficient base expansion effort than the operation of the third group.
It is said that the number of caddies who were former baseball players has recently increased on the professional golf stage. Because of the lack of opportunities to pursue their dreams, they have no choice but to look elsewhere. The operation of the 3rd division league is effective in nurturing players as well as securing more career paths for young players.
“It is not easy to develop players in Korean baseball, because young players have to deal with veteran players in the first team (Hanwha coach Carlos Subero).”
Since there is no 3rd group, it is difficult for young players to grow properly in the 2nd group, such as the 1.5th group. With this WBC (World Baseball Classic) disastrous defeat, the national team is talking about a generational change, but the gradual growth and development of the league is also a problem.
Coach Subero pointed out, “In the KBO League, foreign players who have gone through the minors and majors, and veteran players in their 30s who boast rich experience coexist with young players.” Lotte coach Larry Sutton, another foreign commander, also said, “It is difficult for young players to grow.
In order to do this, it is important to have many opportunities to participate and experience success in the right position.” This
is the reason why there is no end to the story of ‘establishing a new three-tier league’ as a stage for fostering players who can see further. They grow step by step through competition in a position or situation that suits them.Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) has long been using the nurturing outsiders and the 3rd team system.
A total of 1,165 players participated in the KBO draft, which was held in June of last year with newcomers this year, including high school and college graduates, early drafts, and tryout participants. Among them, 110 players have worn professional uniforms, and even with foster players, that number is only about 10% of the total. In the meantime, the myth of fostering and releasing players is also steadily being produced. It is a case where a talent that has not been recognized yet shines in other teams. Starting with Jang Jong-hun, Han Yong-deok, Park Gyeong-wan, Son Si-heon, Kim Hyeon-soo, Park Hae-min, Chae Eun-seong, and Seo Geon-chang are representative characters.먹튀검증
If the 3rd division league is newly established, it will directly help expand the base by increasing the employment rate of newcomers and changing the number of registered players. A baseball official raised his voice, saying, “Now the KBO League is a structure dominated by league veterans in their mid-to-late 30s. It is necessary to give ‘potential as a baseball player’ to more players.” He lamented the reality of the second division of the KBO League, saying, “It is a single league mixed with veterans of the second division, division 1.5, injured rehabilitation players, and rookies.”
It will cost money, but considering the free agent market where one player receives a ransom of billions of won or tens of billions of won, our league can tolerate it. Rather, the return on investment is great. If the league is healthy, current profits and future formulas can be secured. As a realistic proposal, it is possible to conduct or create a new league with ‘annual leave or age restrictions’ in the secondary league, to reduce operating costs by grouping them into regional units, and to operate as an open league in which independent leagues and university teams participate. . If there is a will to change, nothing is impossible.