Oh, Jeong Cheol-won, do you work? I want to hear something like this.”

Last year, Rookie of the Year Jeong Cheol-won (24, Doosan Bears) wore the Taegeuk mark for the first time in his life. On the 4th, KBO announced that Cheol-won Jeong was included in the final 30 entries for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). After graduating from Ansan Technical High School, he joined Doosan in the 20th round of the 2nd round of the 2018 rookie draft, and it took a long time of 5 years to debut on the first team stage last year, but once he got the chance, he is stepping on the accelerator. He is walking on a solid road from Rookie of the Year to national representative.

In an interview with SpotTV News on the 5th, Jung Cheol-won said, “I sincerely thank coach Lee Kang-cheol of the national team. 안전놀이터 I plan to throw hard so that I can live up to expectations as much as I was selected. They said it was fortunate that they went. We can rely on each other and we want to do well together.”

Last year, Jung Cheol-won attracted attention with his thick guts that was not like a rookie. He boldly fights with batters at fast timing with a fastball that reaches a maximum speed of 154 km. His defense and containment skills are also top-notch. Thanks to him, he was able to develop into one of the league’s best bullpen pitchers, posting 4 wins, 23 holds, 3 saves, 72⅔ innings, and an earned run average of 3.10 in 58 games.

The national team is looking forward to meeting catcher Yang Eui-ji (36, Doosan) and pitcher Kim Gwang-hyun (35, SSG Landers). Yang Eui-ji signed a contract with Doosan this winter for 15.2 billion won for 4+2 years and started working with Jeong Cheol-won from the new year. Kim Gwang-hyeon is Jeong Cheol-won’s senior at Ansan Technical High School and a veteran national left-handed ace who has a lot to learn from.

Jeong Cheol-won said, “Yang Eui-ji is the representative catcher in Korea, so I am looking forward to the moment we can be together. In high school, he was a senior I couldn’t be with, and even after he became a pro, he was on a different team. I’m excited to be able to play baseball with him on the national team.”

He said that it was his first time attending an international competition, so he did not intend to go there with a learning mindset. He is only thinking about going out on the mound, fighting and coming back with a win.

Jeong Cheol-won said, “I only thought about how it would help Korea’s performance, but I did not think of going to learn. I will throw my ball with confidence regardless of whether it comes out,” he said.

At the WBC, he said he most wanted to hear the words, “Oh, Cheol-Won Jeong works.” Jeong Cheol-won said, “I think I’ve always been good at baseball, whether as an amateur or a professional. The opportunity came last year. Based on last season, I want to prepare to achieve better results without similar mistakes. ‘ I want to hear something like this. I will throw hard and bravely so that Korea can get the best possible results.