Recently, as the SSG Future Team (2nd group) revives the batting, the flow of the game is accelerating and there are more games leading to victory. There is the strength of first-team standby resources such as Choi Jun-woo, Ahn Sang-hyun, and Choi Hang, but the performance of the ‘three new musketeers’ is also encouraging.
Outfielder Kim Jeong-min (19) from Gyeongnam High School nominated in the 3rd round, infielder Kim Geon-woong (23) from Yonsei University nominated in the 5th round, and Kim Min-joon (19) from Cheonan Bukil High School nominated in the 7th round are the vital elements. SSG included quite a few new players in the first camp in Florida this year, and the three players also received tickets to the United States along with Lee Roun Song Young-jin, who was nominated for the first and second rounds, and were tested by the coaching staff.
Although it did not lead to promotion to the first team, all three players are evaluated as promising future with good results in their own way. Each of their strengths were clearly demonstrated, and this remained in the notes of the first team coaching staff. Since they are not players you have never seen before, you can expect a surprise call-up to the first team if they perform well in the future.
Kim Geon-woong, a right-handed hitter resource, has a history of surprising the first-team coaching staff during the Florida camp. It was because of his extraordinary exit velocity. An SSG official recalled, “In terms of batting speed alone, he was in the ‘Top 3’ in the team.” It means that he has good strength and has an impact on hitting the ball.
Such Kim Gun-woong is showing the most outstanding performance in the SSG Futures team at the beginning of this year’s Futures League. He has a batting average of 0.370, 2 homers, 12 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.010 in 12 games until the 23rd. The number of walks versus strikeouts has points to be supplemented, but it is a huge resource in the first place. He shows that it is more important to blow the ball far, and he is showing that.
SSG general manager Kim Seong-yong, who watched the Future Steam game, said, “The quality of batting balls is different within the 2nd team.” It is a mistake to say that although he is huge, his athletic ability is poor. Director Kim evaluated, “He has good athletic ability and has speed in his body. Even though he is big, his ankles are thin.”
Kim Jung-min is an outfielder who was evaluated as “the best in defense alone” during the Florida camp. He can play all three outfield positions. Coach Dong-Hwa Cho and other coaching staff laughed and said, “Kim Kang-Min is better than when he was younger.” They praised him, saying, “Choi Ji-Hoon, who received a lot of attention in defense from the start, was a college graduate. Kim Jung-Min deserves a good evaluation in that he is a high school graduate.” .
In his 12 Futures League games, he has a batting average of .297, one home run, seven RBIs, two stolen bases, and an on-base percentage of .426. Although he is still evaluated as lacking in strength, he has a good record in the field such that he walked 9 while striking out 2. There is an expectation that he will grow into a typical lead-off type player following Choi Ji-hoon.
During his time at Bukil High School, Kim Min-joon was evaluated as one of the best high school players in terms of shortstop position and defense. He is preparing for the future by quenching the defense in the second team. As he is a player who is being raised as a shortstop anyway, he considers defense more important in the team. However, his basic qualities are clearly possessed. Even at the time of the Florida camp, he received a lot of favorable comments, saying, “It is hard to believe that he is the defense of a player who just graduated from high school.” He is not bad at batting either, recording a batting average of 0.316 in 9 games.
In order for the three players to rise to the first team, they must first have defensive power. Manager Kim Won-hyung is a leader who places great importance on ‘defense’ for first-team backup players. Defense is the top priority. If the defense is not good, it is not easy to rise to the first team in SSG. While Kim Jung-min, who has already been recognized to some extent, is attracting attention, Kim Min-jun can also have a chance if he refines his defense more. Kim Geon-woong, who played 1st, 3rd and even catcher during his amateur days, is also evaluated that his 1st base defense is getting better recently.
It is an SSG that has already confirmed the outstanding talents of Lee Rowun and Song Youngjin on the first team stage. If 1-2 more players show potential within the year in addition to the 3 beasts raised in the 2nd team, it can be a draft that fills you up in itself.토토사이트 An official from SSG evaluated, “This year is a scout’s victory.” 1 in the middle rankings, and even rookies are showing their potential, so the feeling of starting is quite refreshing.