Kang, who graduated from Jangan High School, wore a KT Wiz uniform with the 110th overall pick in the 11th round of the 2023 KBO Rookie Draft. Kang is the player who closed the door to the 2023 draft.헤라카지노
Until the start of the 2023 season, he did not have a strong presence. However, after joining the Futures League as a training player and recording one win, one loss, two losses, and an ERA of 5.10 in 42 ⅓ in 34 games, he has a chance to play in the first division at the end of this season.
Kang, who was converted to a registered player on Oct. 3 last year, was called up to join the first team, and made his debut in the first game of a doubleheader against KIA Tigers on the following day. He neatly finished the inning with three outs and no outs from the first game.
Kang Won-ho has been on the mound three times since then, and in the showdown with the Hanwha Eagles on the 7th, he pitched well with one hit and three strikeouts without losing a point in three innings, achieving his first save since debut.
Kang, who recorded one run with eight strikeouts and one earned run in four games and six ⅔ innings last season, was listed as a participant in the first-team spring camp and is currently preparing for the second season by working hard at Gijang Hyundai Motor Dream Ball Park.
“I’m confident because I’m good at building my body. I focused on building my body by working out about four times a week for two months,” Kang told reporters on Thursday. “I strengthened my physical strength. I lacked a lot of physical flexibility, speed and power. I learned exercises that can strengthen my physical strength.”
Kang also did not expect to make his debut last season. However, a dreamlike opportunity came and he took it. Now he is vowing to show a better performance. “I couldn’t believe it. Honestly, I thought I should work harder after that, so I prepared well for the offseason. I think I should show more in the first team this year,” Kang said. “Curve is my biggest strength. I want to use that to show more.”
Kang’s jersey number is 99. The last number that a registered player can wear is 99. It is also symbolic in the Korean baseball community, as it is Ryu’s jersey number. Kang said, “I got 99 because it was left. But I heard it was symbolic. People say, ‘Because I entered last. I don’t think it’s bad.”
Despite playing well at the end of the season, Kang was not listed on the postseason entry list. Due to regulations, only players registered with the club on July 31 are allowed to enter the list. Kang was not allowed to make the postseason because he became a registered player on Oct. 3.
Kang is dreaming about the postseason. “I think I should go to fall baseball at least once,” he said. “If I continue as I thought during the All-Star break last year, I will gain confidence.”