Kim Seok-hwan (24), a promising left-hander for the KIA. In an interview last month at spring camp in Tucson, Arizona, USA, he said, “The nickname of the second Lee Seung-yeop is more glorious than burdensome.” Then he said, “I just want to be remembered as the number 1 Kim Seok-hwan.”
Australian professional baseball, Geelong Korea, has changed dramatically. In 10 games, 10 hits in 34 at-bats, batting average 0.294, 4 home runs, 10 RBIs, 5 runs, OPS 1.105. When he happened to be in the first team in the 2022 season, he kept changing his form and was not at a loss. Following his own mechanics, he spun the bat hot.스포츠토토
He showed a good sense of hitting in Tucson, and continues his good sense in Okinawa spring camp, Japan, which is focused on actual combat. 6 hits in 12 bats, 0.500 batting average, 1 home run, 5 RBIs, 3 runs in 3 Okinawa practice games. On the 5th, Samsung Electronics also started as a 5th first baseman, and it was good with 2 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats.
It is right that Kim Seok-hwan grows into a left-handed gun representing KIA. However, you need time to equip your own mechanics and style and create a routine naturally, so this camp is meaningful. He is preparing for the season by focusing on producing accurate, strong hits without being conscious of long hits.
Is that why? Even though cool batting balls came out continuously, there were only two strikeouts in three games. In fact, KIA is not very aware of Kim Seok-hwan’s strikeout. If you want to grow as a giant, strikeout is a kind of tax. Usually, you have to put your hitting point forward to hit a long hit, and then there is no choice but to be deceived by a breaking ball. Anyway, it seems clear that Kim Seok-hwan is preparing for the season properly by setting a frame.
Coach Kim Jong-guk hopes that Seok-Hwan Kim and Do-Young Kim will soon become the starting players and become the team’s rebuilding flags. Last year, in the end, the lack of experience and limitations were revealed, and consistency was not maintained for a long time. This year, we have to keep an eye on it. Last year, even the demonstration match was good, but in April, when the ‘real game’ entered, I was dying and couldn’t get over the wall.
Still, I have my own ideas. On the 1st, the Hanwha Jeon sent him to the left fielder at number 3, the Lotte Jeon on the 3rd, the left fielder at number 6, and the Samsung Jeon sent him to the first baseman at number 5, and then moved to the left fielder in the 7th inning. If this trend continues, there is a high possibility that Kim Seok-hwan will be the left fielder for the opening game again. Last year, left fielder Lee Chang-jin left the team due to a wrist injury.
Kim Seok-hwan’s first base defense is also a point to check. When Choi Won-joon returns from military service in June, he will be given a spot in the outfield. Eventually, the outfield will be reorganized into Choi Won-jun, Socrates Brito, and Na Seong-beom. Kim Seok-hwan is likely to take on the role of going back and forth between starting and backing as a left fielder, first baseman, and designated hitter. First baseman Hwang Dae-in also needs to feel nervous. Coach Kim has already praised Kim Seok-hwan’s first base defense, saying that it is similar to coach Choi Hee-seop’s active career. KIA is thrilled again with the 24-year-old left-handed big shot prospect.