2nd draft in 4 years, any surprise picks and success stories that surprised everyone?

The second draft of the KBO League, which was first introduced in 2011, was abolished after the KBO board of directors approved the implementation of the Futures (second-tier) free agent (FA) system on October 26, 2021. However, the KBO board of directors decided to revive the second draft in July this year as the transfer through the Futures FA was not actively carried out. The second draft was held again on the 23rd for the first time in four years since 2019.

In the previous five second drafts, not a few players got new opportunities and succeeded in making a comeback. As a result, the second draft was evaluated as having played a big role in resolving the power imbalance, as players who did not get a chance to play in their original teams were reborn as essential beings in other clubs. 토토사이트

Among the 2011 nominees who implemented the first second draft, Lee Jae-hak (NC Dinos) is the most prominent success story. A member of the Doosan Bears, he contributed greatly to the team’s soft landing by playing as the centerpiece of the starting lineup, winning more than 10 wins for four consecutive years from 2013 (10 wins) to 2016 (12 wins).

Shin Min-jae (27), who leaped to the LG Twins’ main second baseman this year and led them to the regular season-Korean series integration, was also transferred to the third round of the second draft in 2017 when he was a member of Doosan. KIA Tigers pitching coach Jung Jae-hoon returned to his former team Doosan from Lotte Giants with a third-round pick in the second draft in 2015, and contributed to the team’s top spot in the regular season by recording 1 win, 5 losses, 2 saves, 23 holds and an ERA of 3.27 in 46 games in the 2016 season.

The transfer of key veteran players also surprised many. In the second draft in 2015, Lee Jin-young, who was a member of LG, was selected by the KT Wiz as the first overall pick, and in the second draft in 2019, Jung Geun-woo of the Hanwha Eagles changed into a LG uniform. In this year’s second draft, which was implemented for the first time in four years, SSG Landers’ spiritual support Kim Kang-min was selected by Hanwha and power heater Choi Joo-hwan by Kiwoom Heroes. Woo Kyu-min, who played one of the pillars of the Samsung Lions bullpen, will also wear a KT uniform.

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