Park Myeong-geun (19), a rookie pitcher for the LG Twins, received a lot of attention on the 30th as he left for Arizona, the US, a spring camp site, via Incheon International Airport. This is because LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop highly praised Park Myung-geun.
Park Myung-geun is a sidearm pitcher who was nominated by LG in the 27th overall in the 3rd round of the 2023 rookie draft. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “When I was the technical chairman of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), I wanted to be selected as the national team for the (Hangzhou) Asian Games (AG).” .
Park Myung-geun, who heard this news, said, “I’ve never thought of that level (ability) when I was in high school. There were so many better players than me…” and “I was amazed and grateful that the coach praised me.” 먹튀검증
Park Myung-geun, who throws a fastball with a maximum speed of 150km, is evaluated to have his own control. The LG club said, “The speed of the fastball is fast, and the power at the end of the ball is good. It shows an aggressive appearance on the mound. It has excellent crisis management skills.”
In the high school baseball league last year, when he was a member of Raongo, Park Myeong-geun appeared in 14 games and recorded an average ERA of 1.21 (51 and 2/3 innings, 7 runs). He had good skills, but the evaluation of the LG club was that he was pushed to the third round due to his small height of 1m74cm.
Expectations for Park Myung-geun can be seen in the training list. He is the only rookie to make the list. Park Myung-geun said, “I talked to Beom-seok Kim (1st round, catcher), who was supposed to accompany me to the camp, and said, ‘Let’s work hard’, but I fell out. Since I am participating in the camp as a rookie, I will do my best for my teammates.”
Director Yeom Kyung-yeop, who found a new bullpen pitcher, said, “(Park Myung-geun) basically has control and knows how to fight batters. His breaking ball is not bad,” and “He could enter the opening game.” Park Myung-geun added, “It will be meaningful just for a newcomer to be registered as a first-team entry (regardless of whether it is opener or not). I want to play an active part that lives up to expectations. I will work harder.” .
Park Myung-geun’s biggest strength is his mental strength. He introduced, “I’m calm on the mound. Technically (even though I’m a sidearm pitcher) I’m quick in set position.” The goal of this camp is to strengthen the breaking ball. Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop also expected, “If you equip a pitch such as a falling changeup, you will show a better appearance.”
Park Myeong-geun said, “I think my breaking ball is not yet at the level of being effective on the professional stage. I will train with my brothers and discuss with the coaches to refine the existing breaking ball or install a new breaking ball. I will grow one step and come back.” .