Sidearm pitcher Lee Kang-joon (22) wears a burgundy uniform.
On the 20th, the Kiwoom Heroes announced, “We nominated pitcher prospect Lee Kang-joon as a compensation player for Han Hyun-hee’s free agent transfer to the Lotte Giants.” Head coach Koh Hyung-wook said, “He is a player who doesn’t have much experience, but he has great strength at the tip of the ball. He also has great movement. He highly evaluated the potential for future growth and chose without hesitation.”
Lee Kang-jun is a right-handed sidearm pitcher with a height of 180 cm and a weight of 80 kg. Lee Kang-jun, a native of Seorak High School, was nominated by kt Wiz with the 22nd overall pick in the 2nd and 3rd round of the 2020 rookie draft. Lee Kang-joon, who mainly stayed in the 2nd team, moved the team to Lotte through a trade in 2021. In his professional career, he recorded an earned run average of 9.51 with 1 win and 1 hold in 32 games. 스포츠토토
I haven’t been able to verify my skills yet, but my potential has been recognized. As can be seen from his high ranking, Lee Kang-joon entered the professional league with high expectations. This is what he achieved after two years of becoming a pitcher. kt coach Lee Kang-cheol also coached Lee Kang-joon from close range. Lee Kang-jun also said, “Director Lee Kang-cheol also gave me 1:1 coaching. He really cared about me.”
At Lotte, I received customized coaching from coach Bae Young-soo. Coach Bae Young-soo, who took over as Lotte pitching coach this winter, worked hard to solve the problem of Lee Kang-joon’s pitching. He analyzed the problem with a hawk’s eye, and suggested more than 10 training methods to make Lee Kang-joon himself find a point of improvement.