First-team hitting coach will be Lee Jin-young

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The 124-win legendary commentator will coach Samsung’s first-team pitching staff… First-team hitting coach will be Lee Jin-young.

The new coaching staff consists of six members: first team pitching coach Jung Min-tae, hitting coach Lee Jin-young, first team general manager Jung Yeon-chang, futures manager Jung Dae-hyun, pitching coach Kang Young-sik, and futures general manager Kim Ji-hoon.

The first pitching coach for the first team will be SPOTV commentator Jung Min-tae, a 124-win legend. Jung began his professional career with Pacific in 1992 and became the team’s ace as a starting pitcher, winning multiple championships.

Lee Jin-young was named hitting coach. Nicknamed the Korean right fielder, Lee has played 20 professional seasons, amassing 2125 hits and a career batting average of 0.305.

There are also changes to the Futures coaching staff. Chung Dae-hyun, formerly a player-coach at Dongwon University, has been named head coach of the Futures. Chung is a former star player who wore the Korean flag at international competitions, 먹튀검증토토사이트 including the 2000 Sydney Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Coach Kang Young-sik joins the pitching staff of Futures. Kang spent 18 years playing for professional teams including Samsung, and after his retirement, he coached at Lotte.

New coaches have also been added to the training staff

For the first team, General Training Coach Jeong Yeon-chang, formerly the head trainer of the NC Dinos, has joined, and for the Future, General Training Coach Kim Ji-hoon, who served as a trainer at the 2023 Asian Games, has joined.

With the addition of three other trainers (Yeom Sang-cheol for the first team, Heo Jun-hwan for the Futures, and Kim Yong-hae for rehabilitation), the team wanted to focus on strengthening both the technical and training sections.

“Along with an experienced first-team pitching coach, we brought in a young leader with strengths in pitcher development as the Futures manager. This will help us build a strong team that can consistently challenge for the postseason.”

“We needed to strengthen our training staff to fundamentally improve our rookie pitchers’ delivery and hitters’ power, and we have taken the first step. In the future, we will try to achieve both immediate effects in the first team, such as managing player injuries, and fostering the future.”

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