This is the KIA Tigers news from Arizona Spring Camp, USA.
As overseas training, which had been suspended due to Corona 19, resumed after three years, many young players of KIA participated in overseas spring camp for the first time.
Reporter Kim Jae-hyun met KIA’s tiger cubs, who are dreaming of becoming a starter along with full-fledged preparation for the season.
KIA infielder Kim Do-young, who was called a super rookie and debuted last year amid great expectations.
Throughout the season, he performed like Altoran in the first team as a great defense and runner, but it was a rather disappointing year for himself.
This season, as we have to compete more fiercely with starters Kim Seon-bin and Ryu Ji-hyeok, as well as Kim Gyu-seong, who has been very active in the Australian league, and next-generation giant third baseman Byun Woo-hyuk, we are more determined.
▶ Sink: Kim Do-young / KIA Tigers infielder
– “Of course, this year I think I have to do much better than last year, and I think I’m practicing a lot to show a lot of good performances, so I’m preparing hard.”
Choi Ji-min, a left-handed pitcher who was highly anticipated in last year’s spring camp and exhibition game as a motivation to join Kim Do-young.
During his season, he only participated in 6 games and recorded 9 earned runs in 6 innings, but he is attracting attention as the player who has grown the most by quietly building his skills in Future Steam.
In the Australian league he participated in before joining the camp, he threw a fastball with a maximum speed of 148km/h along with stable control, and was on the mound for 17 games and 18.1 innings, making a big success with an ERA of 1.47, 2 saves and 3 holds.
▶ Sink: Choi Ji-min / KIA Tigers Pitcher
– “While I was in Australia during the off-season, I thought about control the most and tried to avoid walks as much as possible, which seems to have continued until now.”
Yoon Young-cheol, the only rookie to participate in this spring camp amid much interest from the fans, started preparing for his first professional season in earnest.
Yoon Young-cheol, who was evaluated as a ‘super high school pitcher’ and nominated as the second overall pick in the rookie draft, is improving his physical condition step by step under the club’s thorough management.
It is the homework in this camp to bring out the speed improvement pointed out as regretful without overdoing it. 온라인바카라
▶ Sink: Yoon Young-chul / KIA Tigers Pitcher
– “I really want to be in the opening entry. Also, I want to play in the first team for a long time.”
Young prospects who have shown various possibilities and have been selected as the timber to be responsible for the future of KIA.
▶ Standing: Kim Jae-hyeon
– “Through this spring camp, I am showing my determination to become a surprise star this season rather than an unpredictable next-generation prospect. This is KBC Kim Jae-hyun from Tucson, Arizona, USA.”