The KBO has finalized the roster for the 2023 KBO Futures All-Star Game, which will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sajik Stadium.
Held the day before the KBO All-Star Game on the 15th, the Future All-Star Game will feature a total of 48 players, 24 representing the Northern League All-Stars (Hanwha, LG, Goyang, SSG, Doosan) and 24 representing the Southern League All-Stars (Sangsung, NC, Samsung, Lotte, KT, KIA), and will be open to players who joined the league in 2019 or later, which is their fifth year of eligibility as of this season. Players on the roster are eligible to play in the Futures All-Star Game even if they are registered with the first team.
Led by Hanwha head coach Kim Sung-gap, the Northern League All-Stars (third base dugout, backstop) will be Jung Yi-hwang, Heo Kwan-ho, Kim Gun, Lee Min-joon, and Euroyeol (Hanwha), Sung Jae-heon, Cho Won-tae, Kim Sung-woo, Lee Ju-hyung, and Kim Bum-seok (LG), Yoon Seok-won, Lee Jong-min, Yang Kyung-sik, Park Chan-hyuk, and Joo Sung-won (Goyang), Seo Sang-joon, Kim Gun-woong, Ryu Hyo-seung, Choi Yoo-bin, and Kim Jung-min (SSG), and Kim Yoo-seong, Lee Won-jae, Choi Ji-gang, and Yoon Jun-ho (Doosan).
The opposing Southern League All-Stars (first base dugout, Sungong) will be led by Park Chi-wang of the Sangmu Baseball Team, as they were last year. The roster includes Lee Seung-min, Jung Woo-jun, Koo Bon-hyuk, Chun Sung-ho (Sangmu), Han Jae-seung, Park Joo-chan, Kim Bum-joon, Park Han-yeol (NC), Jang Jae-hyuk, Kim Young-woong, Yang Woo-hyun, Cho Min-sung (Samsung), Kim Chang-hoon, Seok Sang-ho, Seo Dong-wook, Jung Dae-sun (Lotte), Kim Young-hyun, Lee Jun-hee, Kim Byung-joon, Jung Jun-young (KT), Kwak Do-gyu, Hwang Dong-ha, Kim Sun-woo, Han Seung-yeon (KIA).
Pitchers in the Northern League include Hanwha’s Jung Yi-hwang, who tossed a seven-inning no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader against Ganghwa SSG on April 28, and Doosan’s Choi Ji-gang, who impressed fans with a win in the opening game of the KBO League this season. Among the hitters, Goyang’s Joo Sung-won, who recorded a cycling hit on April 27, is the standout.
In the Southern League, Lotte’s Seok Sang-ho, who is tied for the league lead in wins with six as of this month, and Sangsung’s Lee Seung-min, who has logged the most innings in the entire Futures League this season with 62 2/3 innings, will take the mound. At the plate, NC’s Park Joo-chan, who leads the Southern League with a .349 batting average, and Cheon Seong-ho, who ranks third in hits and runs scored, will provide support 꽁머니.
Meanwhile, tickets for the KBO Futures All-Star Game will be available for purchase through a general presale on Interpark starting at 2 p.m. on July 7.