The KIA counterattack card that fell to 8th place, Na Seong-beom raises the first group… Why is 60% Kim Doyoung still?
KIA, which fell to 8th place after 58 days, finally brings out the ‘Great Counterattack’ card. Outfielder Na Seong-beom (34), who returned from injury and played a real match in the Futures League in the 2nd team, will be promoted to the 1st team first. Infield prospect Kim Do-young (20), who returned to the field with Na Seong-beom, prepares with a little more time. 카지노
Two injured soldiers Na Seong-beom and Kim Do-young, whom KIA had been waiting for, returned to action this week in a Futures League match against Lotte 2nd Army held side by side at Hampyeong-Kia Challengers Field. Na Seong-beom left from the opening due to a muscle injury in his left calf, and Kim Do-young suffered a fracture of his left metatarsal bone while running base in the second game of the Munhak SSG match on April 2nd.
The two players, who have been rehabilitated for more than two months, quickly raised their sense of practice. In three futures league games, Seong-beom Na had a batting average of 4.44 (4 hits in 9 at-bats), 1 home run, 2 RBIs and 1 walk, and Do-young Kim had a batting average of 60.00 (6 hits in 10 at-bats), 2 home runs, 3 RBIs and 3 walks.
However, Na Seong-beom is the first to join the first team. KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, ahead of the match against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 22nd, “It is okay for Seongbeom to play, and the overall condition seems to be good. Tomorrow (against KT in Gwangju on the 23rd), I will join the first team. The entry registration will be decided after seeing the situation tomorrow.”
Na Seong-beom started as the designated hitter on the first day, and from the next day, he also played outfield defense as a right fielder for two days in a row. Coach Kim said, “Seong-beom said he was good at defense. If I were to play a game anyway, I think it would be better to play in the first team. Even if he fails, he likes to adapt quickly in the first team,” he explained, “I came up a day or two faster than planned.”
Unlike Na Seong-beom, Kim Do-young needs a little more time. Manager Kim said, “Today (22nd), Doyoung was a bit awkward defending second base. There is awkwardness in the handling of batted balls or relay play. I think he needs to do a little more second base training and call up.”
In the KIA, second baseman Kim Sun-bin suffered a right thumb injury while defending against Gwangju NC on the 17th. He is diagnosed with a fracture and undergoes rehabilitation treatment while resting for 4 weeks. After two weeks, a retest is performed to check whether the condition has improved, but it is necessary to wait at least one month before returning.
Manager Kim has Kim Do-young in mind as a card to fill the gap left by Kim Sun-bin at second base. Kim Do-young, who showed off his potential as a ‘5-tool shortstop’ in high school, played more as a third baseman in his first year of joining last year. He started the season as a third baseman again this year, but Ryu Ji-hyeok took over as the starting pitcher while he was away due to injury. Park Chan-ho is fixed as the shortstop.
In order to expand the utilization of Kim Do-young, manager Kim is testing second base, which he has never seen before. Second baseman has a shorter throwing distance to first base than shortstop or third baseman, but it is a position that requires a lot of attention in detail, from pivoting for double play to first base backup and relay play. Even Kim Do-young, who has good physical abilities and excellent senses, needs a little more time to adapt at second base, where he has to play in the opposite direction to shortstop and third baseman.
On the 21st and 22nd, KIA, which suffered a series of losses against Hanwha and had 28 wins, 33 losses and 1 draw (.459 win rate), fell to 8th place in 58 days since April 25th. With 6 wins, 11 losses and 1 draw in 18 games in June (a win rate of .353), KIA, which has a clear downward trend, can no longer save the counterattack card. Following Na Seong-beom, I wonder when Kim Do-young will be called to the first team.