Samsung Lions rookie pitcher Lee Ho-seong (19) had a stellar performance in a Futures League game ahead of his first-team debut.
Lee pitched 5⅔ innings against Sangsang in the Futures League at Mungyeong Stadium in Gyeongbuk on Wednesday, throwing 79 pitches, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out four.
Threw 46 strikes for 58.2%. He threw his fastball 133-143 mph, mixed in a slider (124-129 mph), changeup (122-130 mph), and curve (104-115 mph).
He was perfect until the fifth inning, retiring 1.5 Class 1.5 hitters. The only hit he allowed was a leadoff single to center field in the fourth inning.
In the top of the sixth inning, the score was 0-0. After giving up a leadoff walk to Kim Jae-hyuk, he gave up a single to Koo Bon-hyuk. Two batters later, he gave up a walk to Jose Jin to load the bases. He was replaced by Han Yeon-wook, who finished the inning without allowing a run.
Lee Ho-seong, who made the opening day roster this season and had one month of first-team experience, is set for his second call-up.
“We don’t have a specific date, but it will be at the end of September or the beginning of October,” Samsung manager Park Jin-man said of Lee’s call-up on the 20th, explaining, “We are scheduling the Futures League with eight games in early October, including a doubleheader against Lotte, with unconditional pitching.” It’s not out of the question that this will be his last start before being called up.
His steady form has given him hope for a late-season call-up.
Lee, who joined Samsung with the eighth pick of the second round after graduating from Incheon High School, is a player Samsung is trying to develop into the next generation of starting pitchers.
In three games with the first team at the beginning of the season, he pitched seven innings of two-run ball with no losses and a 2.57 ERA. In six games in the Futures League, he has a 4.26 ERA with three losses and one hold. 토토사이트
Samsung’s future is characterized by a good pitching form, a stable changeup, and good game management skills.
Lee, who has increased his strength through systematic training since joining the pro ranks, said before the season, “I can definitely feel that I’ve improved from last year when I was in high school. I think I gained a little weight and gained muscle mass.” “The rotation and weight of the ball is definitely different from last year. I can feel that the ball has power now, and that’s good,” he said.
With more strength and experience, he is expected to be a stable starter.
We’re looking forward to seeing what he can do with the first team at the end of the season.