Kim Seong-geun and director Kim Kyung-eon’s favorite pupil, ‘strongest baseball’ catcher Park Chan-hee joined the NC
Park Chan-hee (22), a catcher from the Paju Challengers, an independent baseball team, wears the NC Dinos uniform. On the 19th, a baseball official said, “Park Chan-hee signed a contract with NC. He joined the C team (Futures) training in Changwon and is exercising.”
Park Chan-hee, who graduated from Cheongwonjung~Cheongwon High School~Inha University, is a right-handed catcher with a strong physique of 180 cm and 93 kg. He was highly likely to be nominated for a college graduate in the 2023 KBO Rookie Draft, but he did not receive the final nomination, so he has been preparing to join the independent baseball team Paju Challengers since last January.
He made his name known by appearing in JTBC’s entertainment program ‘Strongest Baseball’, and showed high potential by improving his skills in a short period of time after receiving special guidance from director Kim Seong-geun.
Park Chan-hee joined the Jeju Island training camp as a member of the Paju Challengers in January and received batting instruction from coach Kim Kyung-eon. He has been steadily improving his skills in karate and defense through one-on-one parallel training with the battery coach. 메이저놀이터
On the 14th, NC, which gave catcher Lee Jae-yong (24) to the Hanwha Eagles in a’sign and trade’, decided to finally recruit Park Chan-hee, who has shown steady interest to strengthen catcher depth.
Paju Challengers, which had only one catcher, Park Chan-hee, lost their master in an instant. A practice game with a professional team in March and the opening of the Gyeonggi-do League are waiting, but despite the great power loss for the future of the player, he made a difficult choice. This is the 14th time Paju Challengers has produced professional players since its foundation in 2017.
An official from Paju Challengers said, “We need to find a catcher again. Our situation is urgent, but for the future of the player, we decided that it would be better to send it to NC as soon as possible.”