Thursday Sep 21, 2023

Lee Seung-yeop praised… The winning team’s release catcher jumps up as a 15.2 billion FA backup

 “The player I want to praise is Ahn Seung-han.”

The Doosan Bears, led by head coach Lee Seung-yeop, won 7-2 in a practice match against the Australian Professional Baseball (ABL) All-Stars held at the Blacktown Baseball Stadium in Sydney, Australia on the 19th (Korean time). 

Doosan Daehan Kim (center fielder) – Seungho Kang (second baseman) – Jaeseok Ahn (shortstop) – Minhyuk Kim (first baseman) – Intae Kim (leftfielder) – Seunghwan Song (designated hitter) – Chanyeol Yang (rightfielder) – Seunghan Ahn (catcher) – Yuchan Lee (third baseman) ) made the starting lineup for Shun. The starting pitcher is Wonjun Choi. 

In the other lineup, Shin Seong-hyun, who played 6 times as a substitute and played an active role with 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 1 point in 2 at-bats including a double, stood out the most. Kim In-tae got 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI, and 2 runs scored, while Ahn Seung-han scored in support with 2 hits in 4 at-bats. 

On the mound, starter Choi Won-joon started with 2 innings, 1 hit, 5 strikeouts, 1 walk, no run, Kim Dong-ju (2 innings, 2 hits, 4 strikeouts, 1 walk, no run) – Park Shin-ji (2 innings, 4 hits, 3 strikeouts, 1 run) – Kim Myung-shin (⅔ innings, 2 strikeouts) No runs allowed) – Byung-Hun Lee (1 hit, 1 strikeout, 1 walk, 1 run in ⅓ innings) – Bong-Jae Ko (1 inning, 2 strikeouts, no runs) – Park Chi-Gook (1 inning, 1 strikeout, no runs). 

Coach Lee Seung-yeop said after the game, “It was the first match against an outside team in 2023. He focused on the content rather than the result, but he saw the players working hard. I confirmed the good parts and the areas for improvement,” he said.  안전놀이터

On this day, Seung-Han Ahn, who played full-time as the starting catcher, was selected as the best player. Ahn Seung-han boasted of his two-hit performance and good teamwork with young pitchers. Coach Lee said, “I want to praise Ahn Seung-han, who has led the pitchers stably as a catcher.” 

Ahn Seung-han, who was released from KT after the 2021 season, passed the Doosan entrance test and dramatically extended his active duty. Last year, despite limited opportunities, he left a strong impression with a batting average of 30 3, 3, and 8 RBIs in 30 games, and thanks to this, he signed an annual salary contract for the 2023 season at 45 million won, an increase of 8 million won from 37 million won. Ahn Seung-han is competing with Jang Seung-hyun and Park Yoo-yeon as backup catchers to support Yang Eui-ji at the spring camp in Australia.

After the game, Ahn Seung-han said, “It’s a practice game, so it doesn’t mean much. However, I am satisfied that preparations for the season are going well as planned,” he said. I will do my best for the rest of the camp as well,” he said. 


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