Samsung Lions rookie pitcher Lee Ho-seong (19) pitched brilliantly in a Futures League game ahead of his first-team appearance.스포츠토토
Ho-seong Lee took the mound in the Futures League Sangmu game held at Mungyeong Stadium in Gyeongbuk on the 23rd, and pitched 79 pitches in 5⅔ innings, allowing 2 hits, 4 walks, 2 walks, striking out 4, and giving up no runs.
58.2% with 46 strikes. He threw a combination of fastballs (133-143 km), sliders (124-129 km), change-ups (122-130 km), and curves (104-115 km).
He was perfect until the 5th inning, turning around 1.5-ranked top hitters. The only thing allowed on base was a heavy hit by Seong-ho Cheon in the fourth inning.
We faced a crisis in the bottom of the 6th inning when the score was 0-0. He gave up a walk to leadoff hitter Kim Jae-hyuk and then allowed a hit to Koo Bon-hyuk with one out. After two outs, Jo Se-jin walks, and the bases are loaded with two outs. He was replaced by Han Yeon-wook, and finished the inning without allowing a run.
Lee Ho-seong, who entered the opening lineup this season and had 15 days of first-team experience, is about to be called up for the second time.
Regarding Lee Ho-seong’s call-up on the 20th, Samsung coach Park Jin-man said, “We haven’t set a specific date, but we plan to raise it in late September or early October.” He added, “The Futures League schedule is set to include an eight-game series, including a double header with Lotte, in early October. “It’s being adjusted,” he explained. The possibility that this will be his last start before being called up cannot be ruled out.
He showed a stable appearance and raised hope ahead of a call-up at the end of the season.
Ho-seong Lee, who joined Samsung as the 8th pick in the second round after graduating from Incheon High School, is a player that Samsung is nurturing as a next-generation starting pitcher.
He pitched in three first-team games early in the season, allowing two runs in seven innings, with no wins or losses, and an ERA of 2.57. He has 6 Futures League games, 3 losses, 1 hold, and an ERA of 4.26.
The future of Samsung, whose strengths include stable breaking ball control and game management ability with good pitching form.
Ho-seong Lee, who increased his strength through systematic training after becoming a professional, said before the season, “I feel that I have definitely improved compared to last year when I was in high school. I seem to have gained a little weight and gained muscle mass.” He added, “The rotation and weight of the ball are definitely different from what I felt last year. “I lost. Now I feel that the ball has power and is good,” he said.
As his strength increases and he gains experience, he is expected to perform as a stable starting pitcher.
What kind of hope will the first team show at the end of the season? Interest is growing.