Park Hae-min minimized the gap, Kim Hyun-joon, AG is by no means an empty dream
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Kim Hyun-joon (22) is a hit product produced by the Samsung Lions last year. Park Hae-min, who was an immovable main center fielder, transferred to the LG Twins after obtaining a free agent (FA) qualification, so there were concerns about weakening power, but thanks to Kim Hyun-jun, who grew up quickly, the gap was minimized. He was also mentioned as a candidate for the Rookie of the Year award for his accurate hitting and wide range of defense.
Kim Hyun-joon had a batting average of 0.275 (100 hits in 363 at-bats), 22 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of 0.365 in 118 games last year, his first full-time season. Until July, he maintained a batting average of 30% (0.304), but was hindered by poor physical strength. Fortunately, he showed his ability to overcome the crisis by recovering his pace after September. At the time of the 2021 rookie draft, his nomination order was quite low at the 9th round (83rd overall), but he confidently established himself as a first-team player. Samsung coach Park Jin-man also praised him, saying, “Kim Hyun-joon is a resource that will carry the future of our team.”
2023 is a year in which many things took Kim Hyun-joon. His performance over the past year is expected to give him a big pay rise. He has to show the performance he deserves. He has no choice but to raise his expectations higher than last year. He has already proven his potential. The next step is to maintain the strengths he showed last year and solidify his position as a full-time starter. As coach Park predicted infinite competition, we have to sweat more.
And that’s not all. This year, the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March, the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games (AG), and the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) will be held one after another. The national teams that will go to Hangzhou AG and APBC are basically composed of players under the age of 24 or within 3 years of professional service. In particular, AG, where military service benefits are given, is the stage where Kim Hyun-joon should be greedy. This is your last chance to join the AG national team regardless of your age.
Kim Hyeon-joon has the advantage of being able to respond effectively regardless of the type of pitch and course because the area on which the bat hits the ball is so wide. Last year, he played 723.1 innings in 93 games (83 starts), the most among center fielders on his team, and was also recognized for his defensive skills. If you show the same performance as last year, being selected for the national team is not such a wild dream. 메이저놀이터
Kim Hyun-joon (22) is a hit product produced by the Samsung Lions last year. Park Hae-min, who was an immovable main center fielder, transferred to the LG Twins after obtaining a free agent (FA) qualification, so there were concerns about weakening power, but thanks to Kim Hyun-jun, who grew up quickly, the gap was minimized.…