The Future Team (second team), which will lead the future of professional baseball kt, is in the midst of tempering ahead of the new season in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do.
The kt Futures team held its first spring camp at the Iksan Baseball Stadium on the 1st. After training in Iksan until the 14th, they will move to the Hyundai Dream Ball Park in Gijang, Busan, and conduct the second camp until March 15th.
41 people, including 10 coaching staff and 31 players, including coach Kim Ki-tae, who took over the baton, are sweating hard. Twelve pitchers, including Kwon Seong-jun, who drew attention as a left-handed prospect, joined, and the catcher team included four names, including Cho Dae-hyun and Moon Sang-in. Fifteen players participated in the field team, and veterans such as Shin Bon-ki, Moon Sang-cheol, and Kim Byeong-hee are also preparing for the new season with young players.
Ahead of the new season, the kt Futures team is aiming to strengthen the depth of the beast by recruiting coach Kim Ki-tae, who specializes in batting. In addition, Jun Yu Yu, who contributed to kt’s first integrated victory in 2021, is expected to start his leadership career as a hitting coach at Future Steam and pass on his know-how to his juniors.
Coach Kim Ki-tae earned a reputation as the best left-handed hitter in Korea during his playing days. He debuted as a pro in 1991 with Ssangbangwool and played for Samsung and SK (currently SSG), recording a batting average of .294, 1465 hits, 249 home runs and 923 RBIs in 1544 games. In 1994, he became the first left-handed hitter to win the home run record (25) and became a KBO league legend.
Coach Yoo Yu-jun, who started his professional career at Hyundai in 2004, went to Nexen (currently Kiwoom) and settled at kt in 2015.토토사이트 He announced his retirement along with winning the Korean Series in 2021, and served as a non-appointed interim coach in 2022. Having received leadership training for a year, he became an official coach this year.
The players were inflated with anticipation against the super-luxurious coaching staff specializing in batting. In particular, it seems that it will be an opportunity for a new leap forward for veterans who started the spring camp at Futuresteam after a disappointing performance last season.
Shin Bong-gi said, “The fact that coach Kim Ki-tae and coach Yuhan-jun came in will definitely help.” “Coach Yu Han-joon accompanied the first-team players last year after retiring and gave them a lot of advice on batting.”
Moon Sang-cheol laughed, saying, “I ask a lot of questions whenever I have a question from coach Kim Ki-tae, who has a good knowledge of batting. I want to learn a lot whenever I get a chance.”