The performance of the players who moved their nests in the professional baseball demonstration game, which is a new face contest, stands out.
KIA Tigers infielder Byeon Woo-hyeok and Samsung Lions outfielder Kim Tae-hoon are the main characters who stand out.
As of the 21st, when each team played 8 games, the two occupied the top ranks in the batting index and raised expectations for this season.
Byun Woo-hyuk, who played in the previous game, emerged as a new hope for KIA, ranking first in batting average (0.429), first in on-base percentage (0.520), and fifth in slugging percentage (0.619).
Kim Tae-Hoon took the first place in RBIs (10), tied for 4th in batting average (0.333), and tied for 2nd in home runs (2), and took a strong step forward in creating the myth of a ‘transfer student’.
Byun Woo-hyuk, who joined the Hanwha Eagles as the first draft pick in 2019, entered the tiger’s den by trade after last season.
KIA showed anticipation enough to send right-handed pitchers Han Seung-hyuk and Jang Ji-su to Hanwha and bring Byun Woo-hyuk.
Jang Jeong-seok, general manager of the KIA, had his eye on Byeon Woo-hyeok, who had good punching power and had completed military service, in the beginning of last season and embraced him.
Byun Woo-hyuk only played 50 regular league games in the first team, but the KIA, which was betting on improving the team’s slugging power, kept an eye on his right-handed hitter. Byun Woo-hyeok is a corner infielder in charge of first and third base, testing his potential to become a starting pitcher.
Kim Tae-hoon, who was nominated for the second time in kt wiz in 2015, came to the ‘lion’s den’ as a free agent (FA) player for infielder Kim Sang-soo, who transferred from Samsung to kt.
This is his 9th year as a professional, but his first team career appearances are only 75 games.
The person who took notice of Kim Tae-hoon was manager Park Jin-man, who rose to the command tower of the 1st team after serving as Samsung Future Team (2nd division) coach.
Coach Park and Samsung decided that Kim Tae-hoon, who had a career batting average of 0.303 for the Futures, was worth using as a pinch hitter because of his excellent ability to deal with breakaway balls and make contact.
Kim Tae-hoon was selected as the best field player (MVP) at Samsung’s spring camp held in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, and his potential was recognized.
So far, he is showing off his one-hit power and RBI production ability, and is successfully rooting in Samsung. While he is a right-handed left-handed outfielder, he can also hold first base, so he has many uses.
Even if the exhibition game is just an exhibition game,토토사이트 it is an invaluable opportunity for Byun Woo-hyeok and Kim Tae-hoon, who now have to clearly know the first name.
If the desperation of the two ignites the strengthening of internal competitiveness, the power of KIA and Samsung will also rise.