LG Twins rookie catcher Kim Beom-seok (19) had an unforgettable experience at Sajik Stadium in Busan.
In the 2023 KBO Futures All-Star Game held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 14th, Kim Beom-seok started as the 4th designated hitter of the Northern League All-Star and played 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 4 RBIs and 1 point, including a 3-run home run.
Amidst his performance, the Northern League defeated the Southern All-Stars 9-7. Kim Bum-seok hit a ground ball in front of the shortstop in the first at-bat in the second inning and a fly ball to right field as the lead batter in the second at-bat in the bottom of the fourth inning when the team trailed 2-3.
However, in the bottom of the 5th inning, where he turned the score 4-3, he hit a 143 km/h fastball on the 5th pitch of Han Jae-seung on the 1st and 2nd bases, and hit a 3-run homer that went over the wall in the middle left. His batting speed was 170 km and the distance was 128.3 m.
After the game, Kim Bum-seok looked back on the home run situation and felt that it was a home run the moment he hit it. He said, “The timing of the first two at-bats tends to be late, so I tried to hit from the front without straining, but I got a good result.”
Bukbu, who ran away 7-3 thanks to Kim Bum-seok’s three-run, gave up a two-run home run to Koo Bon-hyeok in the top of the 7th inning, allowing four runs to tie the game at 7-7.
However, in the bottom of the 7th inning, Kim Gun-yi regained the lead with a right-handed hit, and Kim Beom-seok added a valuable right-handed hit. After the game, Kim Bum-seok was selected as the Futures All-Star MVP.
He said, “It was an honor to be selected as a Futures All-Star, but it feels really good to come and achieve good results. A lot of family members and acquaintances came to visit us, which gave us more strength,” he said.
Kim Beom-seok, who was recording a batting average of 30.6, 6 home runs and 27 RBIs in the first half of this year’s Futures League, seems to remember this day. He said, “Since I performed well in front of many fans, it will be helpful even if I go to the first team later. He said it was a good experience to become a better player in the first team.”메이저놀이터
Kim Beom-seok, who joined LG in the 1st round of the 2023 rookie draft (7th overall), is expected to be a next-generation giant to lead LG’s other lineup. It is not easy to take a place in the first team right away because there are outstanding seniors, but LG is looking into the future and watching.
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop once said, “He is a player in the process of preparing for the future of LG next year and beyond.”