KT Wiz’s infielders this season were so old that shortstop Kim Sang-soo, born in 1990, was the youngest. The replacement of first baseman Park Byung-ho, shortstop Kim Sang-soo and third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun should also be considered someday, but the most important position is second baseman.
Captain Park Kyung-soo has played 1,105 games since the 2015 season, recording a batting average of 0.255 785 hits, 118 home runs, 472 RBIs and 391 runs. He hit double-digit home runs for six consecutive years from the 2015 season to the 2020 season, and recorded the most home runs since his debut in the 2018 season.헤라카지노
At a time when Park Kyung-soo’s retirement is approaching, there are even Oh Yoon-seok and Lee Ho-yeon, who gave up Shim Jae-min to the new base, but no player has clearly settled down.
Against this backdrop, KT suggested Park to extend his mandatory military service. “Actually, I was worried. I didn’t want to become a burden,” said Park, whom I met last month. However, my juniors always talked about it, and the coaching staff also said that there is no clear substitute. Insurance is called insurance, but you have to produce good results to complete the insurance. I have to work harder. The important part is the captain’s role, and I will do what I have done so that the team will not be swayed.”
KT general manager Na Do-hyun also said, “I still judged that I had enough contribution to defense. He is a player who can also play the role of a clubhouse leader.”
Against this backdrop, KT beefed up its pitching depth with Woo Kyu-min in the first round and Lee Tae-gyu in the second round in the 2023 KBO draft held last month. In the third round, KT beefed up its infield position. It nominated Kim Cheol-ho, the NC Dinos. “Kim Cheol-ho is a player with strong offense and defense,” the reason for the designation was that he gave NC a transfer of 200 million won (approx.
After graduating from Yulgok High School, Kim joined NC Dinos as the 29th player in the second round of the third round in 2018, and has played in the Futures League all the time. He played in 225 games with a batting average of 0.302 235 hits, two homers, 99 RBIs and 103 runs. He is the first professional player since Yulgok High School, and an attractive young infielder who has completed his military service.
“The swing is pretty and he has good ability to watch the ball,” said a high-ranking KT official who had a telephone conversation with MK Sports after the draft. “Those players usually develop a lot,” he said. “He is also a 23-year-old draft player. I remember seeing Yulgok High School often because it was located in Gyeonggi Province.”
In addition to Oh Yoon-seok and Lee Ho-yeon, Shim Woo-joon will also return after completing military service at the Armed Forces Sports Unit (Sangmu) in June next year. Fierce competition is expected. In addition, Kim Cheol-ho is also trying to challenge himself.
It is mandatory to register in the first round for more than 50 days, and in the second round for more than 30 days, but there is no mandatory registration regulation for those under the third round. In the end, the only way to do so is to show yourself.
Who will be the successor to Park? Will Kim Cheol-ho also be able to be named as a candidate.