The KIA Tigers have finalized their 2024 roster.
Kia signed foreign pitcher James Nail, 31, for a total of $950,000, including a $200,000 signing bonus, $350,000 in salary, $150,000 in options, and $250,000 in transfer fees.The right-hander is 193 cm tall and 83 kg in weight, and has a 7.40 ERA in 17 games in the major leagues with no wins and one loss, and a 4.15 ERA in 155 games (35 starts) in the minor leagues with 27 wins, 17 losses, three saves, and 20 holds.
He is on the major league 40-man roster. Last year, he appeared in 10 games for the St. Louis Cardinals, posting a no-decision and an 8.80 ERA, 토토사이트 and in 31 minor league games (three starts), he was 5-3 with a 3.66 ERA, three saves and five holds. His fastball averaged 149 mph and topped out at 153 mph last year. He has a powerful curveball and good movement on his sinker, which allows him to induce ground balls.
Nail’s addition to Will Crowe makes the foreign one-two punch more exciting than ever.
Crowe has two years of experience pitching full-time in the major leagues. Hector Noesi, who won the 2017 championship, and Aaron Brooks, who has been the ace since 2020, are being eyed for their potential, while Nail is also considered a Korean foreigner with plenty of experience as a starter and excellent control.
The club expects the two pitchers to win more than 10 games with full-time work side by side. The Korean starting rotation of Yang Hyun-jong, Lee Yi-ri, and Yoon Young-chul is competitive. Yang will try to reach 170 innings for the 10th consecutive year, Lee will try to reach 15 wins, and Yoon will try to reach 10 wins. If the two outfielders perform as expected, the team will have a solid starting rotation among the 10 clubs.
The Dodgers had a busy January, finalizing their 2024 lineup. They finalized the free agent deal with Kim Sun-bin for three years and 3 billion won. We re-signed Choi Hyung-woo for 1+1 up to 2 billion won. Kim is a shift-hitting outfielder with a career batting average of .330. Choi Hyung-woo made a complete comeback last year and is expected to be a fixer-upper this year. The two hitters are indispensable to the batting lineup.
Seo Gun-chang (35) was released from the LG Twins.
In 2014, he became the first player to reach 200 hits and won the league MVP. His hitting and defense have gone downhill in recent years, and he left LG last season after appearing in just 44 games. He regained his confidence through winter training. He is the backup to Kim Sun-bin at second base and can also play first base and pinch-hit. He has been praised for filling the gaps in KIA’s infield and backup power.
KIA players have been working hard to improve their skills at home and abroad this winter. Closer Jung Hae-young, starters Lee Yi-ri and Yoon Young-chul, backup Hwang Dong-ha, and left-handed reliever Kwak Do-gyu trained at a drive-in baseball center in Seattle, USA. They learned how to use maximum power when pitching through motion analysis and performed balance exercises. In addition, infielder Park Min, 사설 토토사이트 pitchers Yoo Seung-cheol, Kim Ki-hoon, Kwak Do-kyu, Kim Hyun-soo, and Hong Won-bin participated in the Australian League and focused on improving their skills through real-life games.
After completing the 2024 lineup, KIA is expected to have a stronger lineup than in previous years. They have the best batting lineup in the league, a solid starting rotation and bullpen, and depth in the outfield. They are already on the radar of the top teams. KIA will soon finalize its roster for the Canberra camp in Australia, which begins on February 1, to begin preparations for the 2024 season.