One to Australia… One to the WBC national team… The changed status of left-handed prospects in Yeongho-nam 

There were two left-handed rookies who made 2021 hot.

Lee Eui-ri of the KIA Tigers and Kim Jin-wook of the Lotte Giants. Lee Eui-ri was nominated for the KIA in the first round and received a deposit of 300 million won, and Kim Jin-wook was nominated in the second round, but received a deposit of 370 million won, higher than Lee Eui-ri.

In the first season, both showed strengths and weaknesses, but they showed enough qualities to become left-handed aces who will lead Korean baseball in the future, and they were selected side by side for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic team and had great international experience.

In the first year, Lee Eui-ri started all 19 games and digested 94⅔ innings, recording 4 wins and 5 losses with an average ERA of 3.61. Kim Jin-wook pitched mostly in the middle rather than starting, recording 4 wins, 6 losses, 8 holds, and an average ERA of 6.31 in 39 games (45⅔ innings).

In terms of down payment, Kim Jin-wook was ahead, but Lee Eui-ri was ahead with 90 million won and Kim Jin-wook 51 million won in the second year salary.

Last year the gap between the two widened. Lee Eui-ri continued to be a starter last year, recording 10-10 and an average ERA of 3.86, achieving double-digit wins in the second year of his debut. The innings also increased to 154 innings.

On the other hand, Kim Jin-wook also showed a good flow as a starter at the beginning of the season, but soon his command faltered, and he could not find his place as he moved back and forth in the 2nd team. He finished his second season with a 2-5 record with a 6.36 earned run average.

In the off-season, the joys and sorrows of the two were divided again. Kim Jin-wook joined Geelong Korea to find a breakthrough and is quenching himself in the Australian league 메이저사이트. Out of 15 pitchers, only five left-handed pitchers were selected, and one of them was Eui-ri Lee. He is the youngest among 30 representative players.

So far, Eui-ri Lee seems to be far ahead. However, we cannot conclude that it will end like this. Because baseball is a sport where you can level up in an instant. The competition for left-handed prospects of the same age as rivals in Youngnam and Honam is not over yet.