Lotte-kt, Shim Jae-min ↔ Lee Ho-yeon trade… Lotte “strengthening bullpen depth in the second half” kt “infield synergy effect”

Lotte and kt carried out a one-to-one trade. It’s not a big trade, but it raises expectations with a card that can scratch the itch on both sides.

On the 19th, Lotte and kt officially announced that they had agreed to a one-on-one trade for left-hander Shim Jae-min (29) and infielder Lee Ho-yeon (27).

Lotte said, “The club expects that the depth of the left-handed pitcher will be strengthened by recruiting Shim Jae-min, who has a lot of experience as a middle pitcher.”

Shim Jae-min is a lefty with a physique of 182 cm and 92 kg. After graduating from Kaesong Middle School and Gaesung High School, he joined kt in 2014 as a priority for a new team. Since his debut in 2015, he has played in 293 games in his career, throwing more than 40 innings every year until last year.

His first-team performance last year was 4-1 with 6 holds and an earned run average of 3.74 in 44 games and 43.1 innings pitched.

Lotte has a clear lineup of right-handers, Kim Sang-soo, Koo Seung-min, Choi Jun-yong, and Kim Won-joong, while left-handers, other than Kim Jin-wook, are relatively lacking in pitchers who can show solid performances this season. Rookie Lee Tae-yeon was registered again on the 19th. If Shim Jae-min can find his skills, it can be of great help to his first-team power in the future.

Infielder Lee Ho-yeon made his professional debut in 2018 after graduating from Gwangju Jeil High School and Sungkyunkwan University, and was nominated in the 2nd 6th round (53rd overall) by Lotte. He first stepped on the first team stage in 2020, and recorded a batting average of 2.4 with 1 ri, 2 homers, 17 RBIs and 20 runs in 3 career seasons. In the Futures League this year, he has a batting average of 4.3, 3 homers and 16 RBIs in 17 games.

Lee Ho-yeon played 88 games last year, but this year he was pushed out of the infield competition and never played in the first team. However, he has good basic batting ability and has the ability to digest positions. KT, who is generally loose due to injuries and sluggishness in the infield, is a player who can immediately use it as a sense of power.메이저사이트

Seong Min-gyu, general manager of Lotte, said, “It is regrettable that Lee Ho-yeon is a good hitter, but Kim Min-soo and Park Seung-wook are currently playing a backup role, and it was difficult to give him a chance to play with Na Seung-yeop returning next year.” is not good, but I judged it as a resource to strengthen the bullpen depth in the second half.”

On the other hand, kt general manager Nah Na-hyeon said, “Lee Ho-yeon, who has experience in the first team, is an infield resource recognized for his batting ability by ranking high in key batting indicators such as batting average and on-base percentage in the Futures League this season.” We are expecting a synergistic effect through competition with resources.”

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