Shinji Park (24, Doosan), who spent five years wandering after being nominated in the first round, proudly challenged Lee Seung-yeop in the selection competition this year, his sixth year as a member of the team.
Park Shin-ji started in the demonstration game against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 KBO League held at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 18th and took the lead in the 5th starting competition with 4 hits, 2 walks and 1 run in 4 innings. He gave Hwang Dae-in a timely hit in the 1st inning, 1st and 2nd base crisis, but from the 2nd inning, he showed off his ability to manage crises with stable pitching and was responsible for 12 out counts. 56 pitches.
It was a good fight for two consecutive games following the game on the last 10 days. Park Shin-ji started in a practice match against Kiwoom held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul and showed off a sense of stability with 1 walk and 1 pitch without a run in 4 innings without a hit, such as a perfect march of 6 strikeouts with 2 outs in the 4th inning. have been filmed
What kind of change has happened to Park Shin-ji, who had an average ERA of 6.71 last year? Recently met at the site, he said, “I tried to change a little by abandoning what I had been doing in Australia. He took a lot of practice and worked hard on weight training, so it feels like my own pitching form is being established little by little. He paid a lot of attention to his lower body to get control, and as a result, the release point is stable.”
Shinji Park came out of Gyeonggi High School and received the 10th pick in the 2nd round of the 2nd round of the 2018 rookie draft. At that time, along with Gwak Bin, the first choice from Baemyeong High School, he drew attention as a right-handed duo to lead the Doosan mound in the future, and showed the possibility of an average ERA of 3.00 with 1 win and 2 losses in 17 games in the first year of his debut. He was the one who always trained with the main seniors at the 1st team spring camp before enlisting in the military.
Park Shin-ji, who only played 4 games in 2 years since 2019, enlisted as a managing director in June 2020 and solved the military service problem early. And in 2022, he returned to the first team stage, but was sluggish with an average ERA of 6.71 with 1 win and 6 losses in 29 games. Former manager Kim Tae-hyung said, “I have a good ball, but I can’t save it. My pitches are always shaking,” she lamented Park Shin-ji’s talent.
I am determined to reach my full potential this year. Shinji Park said, “I want to do well this year as I have every year. Now that I’m getting older, I feel that way more.”
For Doosan fans, Park Shin-ji went from being a promising player to a love-hate player at some point. He told his fans, “I haven’t been able to show a good image often, but I prepared really hard this year. I will do my best so that you can laugh a lot while watching the game I mound at the baseball field.”
For Doosan, foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle was hit in the head by a batted ball during camp, so he can only return in mid-April at the earliest.안전놀이터 In addition, coach Lee Seung-yeop has not yet decided on the 5 starting pitchers, and two starting pitchers are needed to succeed Raul Alcantara, Kwak Bin, and Choi Won-jun. With Park Shin-ji, Choi Seung-yong, and Kim Dong-joo competing for this spot, attention is focusing on whether Park Shin-ji will finally be able to break the egg and take charge of one axis of the rotation.