Hanwha will play a home game against the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul at 2 p.m. on the 10th. Before the match, Choi Won-ho mentioned “special rookie” Kim Seo-hyun. Kim Seo-hyun, the No. 1 rookie draft player in 2023, was expected even before joining the team. However, he showed poor control in the first division and disappeared from the first division after the 18th of last month. His record this season is 7.25 ERA with one save, regardless of win or loss.

Choi Won-ho said he has no intention of calling up Kim Seo-hyun, who currently plays in the second division. In the second division, Kim Seo-hyun is not hitting hard with 3 wins, 1 loss, and a 4.01 ERA. In particular, he is having a hard time getting zero points by giving up 31 walks while throwing 42.2 innings.

Against this backdrop, Choi Won-ho hastily said he would not put Kim Seo-hyun in the first division. Coach Choi Won-ho said, “I don’t think it would be better if I came to the first division and was sluggish,” adding, “I’m planning to prepare comfortably in the second division, throw it in the education league, and participate in the finishing camp.”

Regarding Kim Seo-hyun’s position, Choi Won-ho said, “Unless there is a special situation in the Major League, most of them are taken to the Major League bullpen after receiving starting classes, and sometimes they come in as an alternative starter to take the starting position. That’s why I don’t think there’s a need to block the path of a starting pitcher,” he said.

Specifically, head coach Choi Won-ho said, “If the first-tier starting pitchers are throwing well and they need a bullpen pitcher, it is better to use a good player among the starting pitcher prospects as a first-tier bullpen pitcher. (Starting pitcher) If you block the way, bullpen pitchers will not continue to come up if they throw well,” he said, revealing the reason for allowing them to take starting classes.

Meanwhile, Hanwha will start Moon Hyun-bin (2nd baseman), Oh Sun-jin (shortstop), Noh Si-hwan (3rd baseman), Chae Eun-sung (1st baseman), Choi In-ho (left fielder), Nick Williams (right fielder), Jung Eun-won (designated hitter), Choi Jae-hoon (catcher), and Jang Jin-hyuk (center fielder). The starting pitcher is right-handed Han Seung-joo.

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