“Nice pitching!” Sutton’s first words… Can a playing coach burn the last flame?
“Nice Pitching!” it started. However, in the rookie draft of that year, when the KBO league clubs did not reach out to coach Jeong Tae-seung, his professional debut was thwarted.
Afterwards, coach Jeong Tae-seung went to Sungkyunkwan University, and raised his value by wearing the ‘Taegeuk mark’ at the 2010 World University Baseball Championship. However, in 2011, he suffered a severe injury in which the ligaments of his left elbow were torn, and was on the operating table.
After suffering a major injury, he was not as good as before. Coach Jeong Tae-seung stayed with an average ERA of 4 points in the Futures League from the first year he joined until 2014, and in 3 games in the 2013 season when he stepped on the first team stage, the average ERA was 7.71. After returning from military service, he did not perform well in the 2018 season with an ERA of 6.75 in 3 games. 바카라사이트
Lotte decided to send Coach Tae-seung Jeong to Geelong Korea in order to make use of his talent. Coach Jeong Tae-seung pitched in 20 games in the 2019-2020 Australian Professional Baseball (ABL) and played an active role with an ERA of 3.22, and was also selected as the MVP at Lotte’s spring camp in Australia.
Coach Jeong Tae-seung, who gained momentum, pitched in 35 games in the Futures League in the 2020 season, recording 1 loss, 1 hold, 7 saves, and an average ERA of 1.69, the best since joining the pros. , Retired at the end of the 2021 season, and was in charge of Lotte’s rehabilitation group pitching coach.
However, coach Jeong Tae-seung recently caught the ball once again. Coach Bae Young-soo, who took over as Lotte’s first-team pitching coach after the 2022 season, inspired courage in the process of talking with coach Tae-seung Jeong, and coach Tae-seung Jeong also made a difficult decision. Therefore, coach Jung Tae-seung took on the role of a ‘playing coach’ this year, playing not only as a coach but also as a player.
Lotte is in a situation where there are not many left-handed resources as Kang Ri-ho (Kang Yun-gu before Gaemyeong), who wore a Lotte uniform until last year, went to the market through FA (free agent) qualifications. However, it seems that he did not propose an additional player position to coach Jeong Tae-seung because of the lack of left-handed pitchers.
Coach Jeong Tae-seung was not included in the 1st Guam and 2nd Ishigaki spring camp roster in Japan. For this reason, coach Larry Sutton could not directly watch Coach Tae-seung Jeong pitch on the mound. However, through videos, I constantly watched Coach Tae-seung Jeong build his body and what kind of pitches he was making, and called him to Okinawa, Japan, where the 3rd spring camp was held.
Immediately after arriving at Naha Airport in Okinawa, Japan on the 27th, Sutton raised a thumbs up at Coach Tae-seung Jeong, shouting “Nice Pitching!” while greeting the players who had joined from Korea. And he soon made a gesture that he watched the pitching through the video.
Coach Jeong Tae-seung has invested a lot of time in guiding the players and continued pitching practice through personal spare time. And he will make his first appearance as a playing coach against the Samsung Lions on the 28th. Can coach Jeong Tae-seung light the last flame at a late age?