Same name → opposite life… What the ‘older brother’ Sungbin wants to say to the ‘younger brother’ Sungbin
Lotte Giants have three names called ‘Sungbin’. Unfortunately, everyone has different positions and characters.
Yoon Seong-bin (24) is a pitcher with a height of 1m97 and a fastball of up to 155 km. He has a splitter, changeup and slider to match. 토토사이트
He received Lotte’s 1st nomination in 2017. During his high school days, he was already in the hot spotlight, and he was such an overwhelming talent that his primary nomination felt natural. He did not suffer from abuse during his Busan High School days.
However, it has been 7 years since he started playing as a pro, and his annual salary this year is still only 31 million won. During his rookie season, he pitched in 18 games (starting 10) in the first team, pitched 50⅔ innings, and recorded 2 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 6.39. After that, there is a long silence. He only pitched in one game in 2019 and 2021 each. His career innings increased by just 1⅓.
He’s not good at Futures either. Last year, Yoon Seong-bin appeared in 16 games in the Futures League, digested 20⅓ innings, recorded 2 losses and an average ERA of 9.74 without a win or loss. As expectations were high before his joining, he still remains a ‘sore finger’ for Busan baseball fans.
He still has his potential enough to exceed 150 km even if he throws it with a sidearm. At the strong insistence of pitching coach Bae Young-soo, he joined the Guam spring camp this year and is receiving intensive training. Coach Bae has devoted himself to improving the constitution of Lotte’s pitching staff, such as holding the finishing camp at Sajik Stadium last year and presenting the Sajik mound experience to pitchers in the second group. Yoon Seong-bin is once again refining himself in the hot spotlight.
On the other hand, Seongbin Hwang (26) lived the opposite life. Due to his small physique, he only entered the pros after going through college. Even before his debut season, he had been in the military and was out of sight even after that. In the spring of last year, Lotte called up a large number of promising players to the 1st team spring camp to find the owner of the Mujugongsan outfield, but Hwang Seong-bin remained in the 2nd team camp and devoted himself to training.
I tried without getting frustrated. Hwang Seong-bin, who was an unregistered player, was recognized for his potential and immediately registered and received a call-up to the first team as soon as May came. He is a player who was so close to obscurity that he was full of questioning eyes even when he first came up.
However, he soon established himself as a confident starting center fielder. His tenacious play caught the attention of fans and coaches so that there is hardly a day when the front of his uniform is not covered in mud. Praise followed, saying, “Excessive energy, a player of a type that Lotte did not have.” His sharp batting was also impressive, as his batting average for the season was close to 30% (209 04).
Hwang Seong-bin said, “Yun Seong-bin joined the team earlier than me, but he is my older brother. He is close to me.” He then raised his voice, saying, “Even from the side, he is a player who really does not look away and only works hard at baseball. Like me, he is full of desperation.”
“We talk a lot about ‘It would be nice if we both played together.
In addition to Seongbin Yoon and Seongbin Hwang, there is also Seongbin Son (21), who is in charge of managing directors. He is scheduled to be discharged in June. Son Seong-bin is also a promising catcher who is highly anticipated by Lotte fans. As free agent catcher Yoo Kang-nam joined this year, Son Seong-bin could more comfortably prepare for the first-team stage challenge.