Will the second Lee Seung-yeop enter the first team?
Kim Seok-hwan (23), the KIA Tigers’ left-handed hitter prospect, finished a difficult demonstration game.
He appeared in 11 games and had 29 at bats. His performance was 3-for-24 with a batting average of just 1.25. He had 1 home run, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. He had a mere .491 OPS.
He looked hot in the Arizona and Okinawa camps, but struggled in the exhibition games.
In last year’s exhibition game, he recorded a .301, 2 home runs, 10 RBIs, and an OPS of .956, and put his name on the starting lineup for the opening game. He received high praise for being the second Lee Seung-yeop and raised expectations. When he entered the season, his sluggish batting continued, and he only scored 10.49 in 107 at-bats for the season.
He has failed to impress in exhibition games this year. His only presence was hitting a two-run home run against Sajik Lotte on the 27th. It seems difficult to enter the starting lineup for the opening game. Moreover, he could not gain an advantage in the entry fight of the opening game. 스포츠토토
For KIA, Na Seong-beom, Socrates Brito, Kim Ho-ryeong, Lee Chang-jin, Lee Woo-seong, Ko Jong-wook, and Kim Seok-hwan competed for the outfield. Kim Seok-hwan can play left field and first base. First baseman is Byun Woo-hyuk and Hwang Dae-in, so entry is virtually impossible.
As Na Seong-beom took a break from the exhibition game due to a calf injury, it is unclear whether he will enter the opening game. Even if Na Seong-beom leaves, it is difficult to guarantee Kim Seok-hwan a spot. The content of the attack was so poor.
During the off-season, he showed enthusiasm to participate in the Australian League as a member of Geelong Korea. However, due to an injury on the way, he was unable to digest the full game and returned home early. Instead, the spring camp was well digested and raised expectations, but the opening game became unclear.
However, it may be the point at which the hitting cycle falls. The choice lies with coach Kim Jong-guk and the coaching staff. First of all, I wonder if I will start with the Futures team and let them digest the real battle, or give them a chance with faith.