Lotte recruited a pitcher who almost fell into a ‘missing child’ in the FA market. Did you know that it was a ‘God’s move’?
Lotte, who has been degraded to a fall baseball spectator since 2017, has begun to reinforce players on a large scale after last season. In the FA market, only outside recruits reached three. In fact, there were also recruitments where the pros and cons were divided. That was the contract with free agent pitcher Han Hyun-hee.
Han Hyun-hee, who played for Kiwoom until last season, has the advantage of being rich in starting and midfielder experience and being able to throw a ball as fast as 150 km, but last year, she went 6-4 with an average ERA of 4.75, leaving no impressive results. She also has a splendid past where she won the hold king for two consecutive years, but compared to that time, it was evaluated that she was entering a downward trend. In addition, Han Hyun-hee’s FA negotiations had to be sluggish because he received an A grade, which was difficult to transfer unless he was a special star.
Nevertheless, the team that eventually reached out was Lotte. Lotte signed a contract with Han Hyun-hee on the condition of a total of 4 billion won for 3+1 years. He put on a ‘safety catch’ instead. The total amount guaranteed is 1.8 billion won. The rest can be obtained by fulfilling the options. If Han Hyun-hee fulfills the conditions of the option, he also puts a condition that he will give the right to opt out after 3 years. It was a win-win situation for both sides.
Han Hyun-hee prepared for this season rigorously, starting with Guam’s field training and doing ‘hell training’ with training coach Kim Hyun-wook. Han Hyun-hee said, “The coach said that I exercised moderately, but by my standards, I felt like I was really going to die.” It seems to have changed for the better. I also did an in-body check, and the results came out good.” 메이저놀이터
When Lotte recruited Han Hyeon-hee, they dropped him as the 4th starter early on and eased the selection worries. Among the players who competed for the 5th starter was Seo Jun-won, a side pitcher who threw a fastball and a junior of Han Hyun-hee at Gyeongnam High School.
However, now Seo Jun-won is not at Lotte. Lotte relentlessly released Seo Jun-won when it was revealed that he was suspected of committing a crime against a minor. On the 23rd, Lotte said, “As soon as it was confirmed that Seo Jun-won was investigated by the police for criminal acts against minors and was now transferred to the prosecution, a disciplinary committee was held on the 23rd. did,” he said.
Seo Jun-won seemed to be useful this season, such as selection and midfielder, but eventually fell out of Lotte’s power. Lotte had to part with Seo Jun-won, a prospect from the first nomination, without being able to properly utilize it. Still, the fortunate thing among the misfortunes is that there is Han Hyun-hee, who was recruited as a free agent, so his power loss was minimized. As for the 5th starter, there are Na Kyun-an and Lee In-bok, who are aiming to return in May or June, so depending on their condition, they can be used as a 5th starter or a long relief. Han Hyun-hee’s performance can also be known by opening the lid, but securing his important power in advance can remain a ‘divine move’.