Lotte Choi Jun-yong, who missed the KBO Rookie of the Year, “title holder next year”
Input: 2021-11-29 18:53:29 Edited: 2021-11-29 18:54:03
Reporter Kim Han-soo [email protected]
Choi Jun-yong gave 368 points to Lee Ui-ri, who scored 417 points in a vote held by 115 reporters from the Korea Baseball Organization and local media outlets. SSG’s Jihoon Jang scored 32 points.
Eui-ri Lee became the first Tigers player to win the Rookie of the Year award since outfielder Lee Soon-cheol in 1985, including during the Haitai Tigers season.
Choi Jun-yong has established himself as the most powerful pitcher in the Lotte Bullpen with his strong fastball and excellent control that can reach 150 km/h this season. Choi Jun-yong, who joined Lotte in 2020, played a major role as the center of Lotte’s winning team, recording 4 wins, 2 losses, 1 save, 20 holds, and an earned run average of 2.85 in 44 games this season.
In particular, Choi Jun-yong’s performance in the second half of the year was at the highest level in the KBO. In the second half of 29 games, he played well with 2 wins, 1 loss, 1 save, 13 holds and an ERA of 1.86, emerging as a strong competitor to Lee Eui-ri. Lotte Manager Larry Sutton also supported Choi Jun-yong’s performance by actively using Choi Jun-yong one inning ahead of closing pitcher Kim Won-jung in every situation where he was ahead of the score.
Choi Jun-yong received the Rookie of the Year award from Ilgu (Korea Professional Baseball OB meeting) and Han Eun-hoe (Korea Professional Baseball Retired Players Association) on the 25th and 26th on the 25th and 26th.
Junyong Choi expressed his disappointment, saying, “I’m sorry, but I want to show a better image next year, so I want to attend the KBO Awards again as a title holder.” Choi Jun-yong said, “The most memorable match was the game against SSG Landers in the second half of this season,” he said.
At the ceremony, Doosan Bears starting pitcher Ariel Miranda (32) won the MVP award by beating Samsung Lions closing pitcher Oh Seung-hwan. Miranda appeared in 28 games this year and recorded 14 wins, 5 losses and a 2.33 ERA, ranking first in the strikeout and ERA category. Miranda received a lot of attention by breaking the record for most strikeouts (223) set by the late Dong-won Choi in 1984 during his time with the Lotte Giants for the first time in 37 years and writing a new history in the strikeout division.
Meanwhile, at this awards ceremony, at Lotte, captain Jun-woo Jeon was the only player to win the hitting award in the batter category. Jun-woo Jeon led the Lotte lineup this season with 192 hits, 7 home runs, and a batting average of 0.348.
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