Outfielder Choi Seung-min (27) wearing the LG Twins uniform stood on a new starting line.
Choi Seung-min moved from NC Dinos to LG through a trade on the 18th. It is the first time he has moved a team since joining NC as a foster player in 2015.바카라사이트
Choi Seung-min, who we met at Jamsil Stadium on the 20th, said, “I was surprised to hear the news of the first trade.”
Choi Seung-min, who came to Seoul the day before, exchanged his first greetings with the LG team that day. Choi Seung-min said, “I’m still in a hurry,” but said, “LG has a lot of fans, and it’s a strong team. It’s good to be a part of this team. I think I should do it with pride.”
Choi Seung-min is a player who has not received much attention in the professional world. After he first stepped on the first team stage in 2019, he posted a batting average of 0.297 (22 hits in 74 at bats), 5 RBIs, 32 points and 16 stolen bases in 116 career games.
He played only in the Futures (second team) league without being called up to the first team this year, recording a batting average of 0.239, 6 RBIs, 9 points and 7 stolen bases in 24 games. His career records for the Futures were 501 games with a batting average of .305, 3 home runs, 141 RBIs, 274 runs scored and 127 stolen bases.
The reason why LG, which is leading the way, picked Choi Seung-min and brought him in was because he saw the advantage of ‘quick feet’. LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop has repeatedly emphasized the need for runners who can carry out strategic baseball.
Choi Seung-min said, “The director said, ‘Welcome’ and said, ‘Think about what you need.'” He added, “I think I need to focus on the big runner and big defense and do well in one at-bat and one at-bat when the opportunity comes.”
Director Yeom explained to reporters that day, “Choi Seung-min will play in the 2nd team. If a runner goes out in the third inning, he will be put in as a large runner. The defense will take turns playing center fielder, right fielder, and left fielder every day. We will continue to practice stealing.”
Choi Seung-min is also well aware of the role the team and manager want from him. He’s confident too.
“I can run 100m in 11 seconds. I am confident in my speed,” said Choi Seung-min, who emphasized his strength, “Because speed is not everything, I will prepare well by grasping the pitcher’s habits in detail.”
NC won the combined championship in 2020, but Choi Seung-min did not get the championship ring because he was not in the entry at the time.
LG, which is aiming for the presidency this year, is highly likely to appoint Choi Seung-min as an important card in the postseason. If Choi Seung-min plays the given role well, LG and Choi Seung-min can have the championship ring they so longed for.