Right-handed pitcher Jeon Jae-min (24, NC Dinos) earned his first career save. Putting the team ahead of himself.
Jeon Jae-min had a big day on the 26th. In the top of the seventh inning of a 10-0 home game against the Hanwha Eagles at Changwon NC Park, he pitched three scoreless innings to earn the save. It wasn’t perfect. He walked three and hit a batter. But even with runners on base, he retired the next batter without allowing a run. His pitch count was 43 (24 strikes).
Thanks to Jeon, NC saved its bullpen for the first game of the weekend. NC lost starter Lee Yong-jun to an early exit after just two innings against the Sajik Lotte Giants on the 25th. The bullpen was activated in the third inning and four pitchers took the mound. Against Lotte on the 24th, five relievers were used after Choi Sung-young (5 innings, 1 run). Hanwha had a comfortable lead early in the game. But someone had to back up starter Eric Peddie (six scoreless innings), and Jeon was the man to do it. By minimizing unnecessary bullpen usage, NC was able to get through the 27th game with a little more ease.
After the game, Jeon said, “I came up to the N team (first team) and took the mound with a sense of responsibility for my position, my position. I tried to throw responsibly and fulfill my assignment because if I went down, the bullpen would be used up, and I was lucky to get my first save.” “Coach also told me to do my best when I got one or two games in the first team. I tried to show the C team (the second team) how I prepared the best I could and the process I went through.”
Jeon’s former name was Jeon Jin-woo. He graduated from Busan Information High School and was selected by the Dinos with the 17th overall pick in the second round of the 2019 rookie draft. The Busan Information Center is the youngest high school baseball club in the Busan area, having opened in August 2014. At the time of its founding, it attracted attention as the sixth baseball team in the Busan area (Gyeonggi High School, Gyeongnam High School, Bukgyeong High School, Busan High School, and Busan Public High School). However, the team was not strong due to its thin player base. It was Jeon Jae-min and junior right-handed pitcher Nam Ji-min (No. 8 in the first round of the 2020 Korean Baseball Organization draft) who led Busan Information High School to the national championship.스포츠토토
After making his first-team debut (one game) in his rookie year, Jeon joined the Sangmu Baseball Team the following year. He showed promise in the first team last year after returning from military service. He had a 3.24 ERA in seven games. This season, he was first registered in the first team on April 24. He caught the eye of the coaches with a one-hit shutout against Lotte on the 25th, followed by a save against Hanwha.
Although his velocity is not fast, he is praised for his pitching angle, which comes from his large height (1.94 meters). He said, “I have been preparing hard by throwing a lot of balls this season. Although my goal is to start, I want to do my best until the end, regardless of the position, as long as I can contribute to the team,” he said confidently.