KIA Tigers Kim Do-young (20) hit a fierce batting ball during the spring training camp.
Kim Do-young prepared for the 2023 season by sweating at the spring camp training held at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, on the 6th (Korean time). In particular, in his batting practice, he hit a strong batting ball that went over the stretch fence.
Kim Do-young, who joined the KIA as the first pick for the 2022 rookie draft, raised expectations by making a big success in last year’s demonstration game with a batting average of 4.3 2 ri (19 hits in 44 bats), 2 home runs, 5 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.068 in 12 games. However, in the regular season, he recorded an OPS of .674 with 3 homers, 19 RBIs, 37 runs scored, and 13 stolen bases in 103 games with a batting average of .
However, Kim Do-young’s appearance in the second half was enough to expect his performance this season. In 36 games, he showed potential by batting .2.8 3.0 (17-for-60) with 4 RBI, 8 runs scored and 6 stolen bases for an OPS of .802. 바카라사이트
In an interview before his departure to the United States, Kim Do-young said, “Last year, there were definitely a lot of regrets. Still, the positive part of him is that he caught my batting form to some extent in his second half. In the beginning, he kept changing his batting form and got lost a bit. The coaches and his older brothers said that batting form will eventually come back, but he seems to have been right. He learned a lot last year, so I think he will do well this year,” he said, confident of his performance this season. In the spring camp, Kim Do-young is proving his confidence with his performances.
In KIA, the main infielders have been decided to some extent this season. First baseman Hwang Dae-in, second baseman Kim Sun-bin, shortstop Park Chan-ho, and third baseman Ryu Ji-hyeok are highly likely to receive a chance first. In order for Kim Do-young to have enough opportunities to participate, he has no choice but to show his outstanding skills.
Manager Kim Jong-guk said, “I think Kim Do-young should go to a position where he is good at third baseman and shortstop. Kim Do-young needs to settle down quickly so the team can become a stronger team. If Kim Do-young explodes, the team can become a little younger and have energy,” he said, looking forward to Kim Do-young’s performance.
Kim Do-young, who should be the future of KIA, is facing an important second-year professional season. Attention is focusing on whether Kim Do-young, who is preparing for the season step by step in the spring camp, will be able to reach his full potential this year.