‘Park Min-woo and Park Seok-min’s backups were empty, but now they compete proudly’

On the 9th, at the ‘2023 NC Spring Camp’ held in Tucson, Arizona, USA, a player was seen sweating.

It is NC Choi Bo-seong, who took the opportunity to play as a third baseman major defense when Park Seok-min and Park Min-woo, who were suspended from business trips for causing controversy in the second half of the 2021 season, were excluded from the game.

Choi Bo-seong was practicing defense with Park Min-woo at the second base position. Park Min-woo explained the defensive position and posture in detail to Choi Bo-seong, who still lacked first-team experience.

NC Choi Bo-seong doubled as a pitcher while attending Kaesong High School. He played an active role as the team’s ace with stable defense, potential as a mid-long range hitter, and fast ball throwing of 140 km.

In the 2018 rookie draft, he wore an NC uniform with the 69th overall ranking in the 7th round. After advancing to the pros, he decided on a position as an infielder, then went on a business trip as an infield backup at Futures, and enlisted as a navy general in January 2019 and was discharged as a deck sergeant.

Lee Dong-wook, former NC coach, praised him, saying, “After serving in the military, he is a player whose passion for baseball has been a plus.” 안전놀이터

In the 2021 season, he started at Futures, and in August 2021, he was converted from a foster player to a full-time player. On August 15, in Hanwha’s game, he became the main character of the comeback by recording a hit and the first RBI in the 4th game of the 1st team.

His final figures for the Futures for the season were 31 hits, 1 home run, 13 RBIs and 10 runs in 112 at-bats in 38 games. At first, it was a backup, but I look forward to Choi Bo-seong, who proudly puts his name on the 1st team spring camp and competes with Park Min-woo as the second baseman.

▲Park Min-woo is informing Choi Bo-seong of the defensive position and posture.

▲Choi Bo-seong in defense training.

▲NC players sweating in Arizona spring camp.

Meanwhile, Park Min-woo signed a super-large contract in 2022 with the pro baseball NC Dinos for up to 14 billion won with a contract period of 8 years (5+3 years), the longest contract period ever in the KBO league for internal free agents (FA).

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