For NC sidearm Shim Chang-min (30), 2022 is a season he wants to forget. In 11 games, he recorded 1 win and 2 losses with an earned run average of 14.21, his worst performance since his debut. There is no first-team appearance record since the SSG match on May 14th. In the Futures League, the match against Sangmu on June 3 was the last. He had elbow issues and never got back to the mound.
Shim Chang-min was traded from Samsung to NC along with catcher Kim Eung-min on December 13, 2021. Kim Tae-gun moved to Samsung. Considering that he has a batting average of 0.298, 2 homers and 25 RBIs in 102 games in the 2022 season, NC is bound to regret Shim Chang-min’s sluggish performance and injury.
At the time, the main character of the trade between NC and Samsung was Kim Tae-gun. In the end, Kim Tae-goon showed his competitiveness by sharing the opportunity with Kang Min-ho. Relatively, Shim Chang-min and Kim Eung-min’s performances were insignificant. Even Shim Chang-min obtained the first FA qualification in his life, but failed to exercise his right.
For Shim Chang-min, the revival this season is very important. Successful re-employment of FA students is never easy. Shim Chang-min was destined to break through that low probability. If NC wants to add an experienced card to the bullpen after the departure of Won Jong-hyeon (Kiwoom), Shim Chang-min of previous years is the right one.
If you know Shim Chang-min, he came from the Samsung Dynasty. He had an ERA of 1.83 with 2 wins, 2 losses, 5 holds and 1 save in 37 games in 바카라 2012, and an ERA of 2.68 with 1 win, 2 losses and 14 holds in 50 games in 2013. He is a sidearm pitcher who has significantly contributed to Samsung’s 2nd to 3rd straight losing streak.
He has had more games since then, and in 2016 he went 2-6 with 4 holds and 25 saves with a 2.97 ERA in 62 games. However, as a result, he has never recorded an ERA in the 2-point range since the 2016 season. He’s had his ups and downs, and he’s had his injuries.
He is a pitcher with strengths when healthy. He’s a sidearm, but he’s not slow on the ball. Based on the baseball statistics site Statties, the average fastball in the 2022 season was 142.4 km. In the early days of his debut, he easily took the mid-140km range. Whether or not to recover speed after recovering from injury is the homework.
When this season is over, the trade between NC and Samsung is expected to come to some extent. This is because both Shim Chang-min and Kim Tae-goon are eligible for free agency. As for NC, after Yang Eui-ji (Doosan) resigned, Park Se-hyuk was recruited to reorganize the homeroom, and if Shim Chang-min is revived, Won Jong-hyun’s departure is expected to be naturally filled. The NC bullpen also needs new hope.