This year’s Golden Glove No. 1 shortstop was eliminated due to a sudden injury. An infield without a commander is bound to be confused.메이저사이트
This is the story of the KIA Tigers without Park Chan-ho. Fortunately, there is a great replacement. This is ‘super promising star’ Kim Do-young.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk, who met at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 14th, said, “Kim Do-young’s condition is good overall.”
Kim Do-young was named to the lineup as the leadoff shortstop for two days in a row. As of September, he is hitting .302 with a batting average of 0.950 and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.950. Coach Kim commented, “His overall condition is good. From offense to defense to base running, I think he is now a starting player. He hits well and has good batting speed. He has finished adjusting to playing against professional pitchers.”
He played as an infielder for the national team during his playing days. Kim Do-young’s potential and potential are well acknowledged. He expressed his expectations, saying, “Ultimately, he is a player who will have to play shortstop in the future. He is a very capable player, so he will do well.”
However, he is still cautious. Coach Kim said, “(Kim Do-young) played shortstop in high school, but he still has little defensive experience in dealing with batted balls. I recognize his ability, but he is still not enough to replace Chan-ho Park.”
Park Chan-ho left the team due to a left finger injury suffered on the 12th. The results of a hospital examination revealed that he suffered damage to the ligaments of his fourth finger.
While Park Chan-ho is away, Kim Do-young moves to shortstop, and Choi Jeong-yong and Kim Gyu-seong take turns at third base. Prospective slugger Byun Woo-hyuk is also preparing to play third base in the Futures.
However, this changes when there is a need to strengthen defense in the latter part of the game. Coach Kim said, “When defense is needed, Park Chan-ho will play shortstop and substitute defense. Kim Do-young will play third base, which is his original position.”
Meanwhile, Coach Kim responded to Na Seong-beom, “He needs to adjust his defensive appearances until this week. He plans to take turns as designated hitter with Choi Hyeong-woo.”