Lotte Giants Na Won-tak announced his retirement.
On the 30th, Roundtak Na said on his SNS, “I terminated his contract by arbitrary termination through a meeting with his club.”
In high school, Na Won-tak was an outstanding prospect enough to play an active role as a catcher for the under-23 national team. He joined the Samsung Lions in the 2nd round in 2017, and then changed his uniform to Lotte. Right after Kang Min-ho’s transfer, he competed with Na Kyun-an as the starting catcher at Lotte, but ended his military service as an active duty soldier amid criticism from “Nana Land”.
He changed to an outfielder to save his hitting, and then he also transformed into a pitcher. His fastball restraint reaches up to 150km, and his ability to steal the timing is good as it comes from a short takeback reminiscent of Noh Kyung-eun (SSG Landers). He also had a plan to seek more opportunities to play in the first team while playing as a bullpen pitcher and pinch hitter. He was a desperate choice for a longer professional baseball career.메이저사이트
He spent three seasons until this year after turning into a pitcher, but he did not achieve outstanding results. He had an average earned run average of 12.46 in 8⅔ innings in 10 games with the first team. Last winter, he lost 10 kg and renewed his determination, and in January, he met his wife and strengthened his resolve, but the professional stage was not easy. On May 18, against the Hanwha Eagles, the game collapsed with 3 hits (1 home run) and 3 runs in ⅔ innings was the only first-team experience.
In the end, Wontak Na chose to retire. Na Won-tak said, “I have changed positions to become the player the club needs as an outfielder, first baseman, and pitcher, but I have felt the pain of not being able to produce results and the regret of being a catcher in a corner of my heart.” “I chose to retire,” he explained.
Then he said, “I will not forget the fans who have supported me all this time. Thank you.”