“Legendary catcher seniors whom I have seen since I was young are our team coaches.”
LG Twins rookie catcher Kim Beom-seok is called a big prospect to lead Korean baseball as well as LG. After graduating from Gyeongnam High School, he was nominated for the 7th place in the first round by LG, and after the nomination, LG general manager Cha Myung-seok expressed his anticipation by saying, “I chose and chose because the ancient history of Kim Beom-seok could change into a pronoun in Korean baseball in the future.”
Kim Beom-seok played 25 games in the 2022 season and recorded a batting average of 0.337, 28 hits, 10 homers and 31 RBIs. He is the first high school player to record a double-digit home run in a single season after switching to a wooden bat.
Next to Kim Bum-seok are KBO legend catchers who can see and learn.
Currently, Kim Bum-seok is conducting rehabilitation training and one-on-one customized programs at Future Steam, and the battery coach of Future Steam is Jo In-seong, famous for ‘Sit and shoot’.
Coach Jo In-seong played for LG from 1998 to 2011. He played for SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) in 2012 and 2013, and Hanwha Eagles from 2014 to 2017. He has since announced his retirement.
He played 1,948 KBO league games and recorded a batting average of 0.252, 1,348 hits, 186 homers, 801 RBIs and 576 runs. Coach In-seong Cho hit 28 homers in 2010, and the only players who hit more than 20 home runs at Jamsil Stadium are Doosan Eui-ji Yang, Dong-soo Kim (retired), and coach In-seong Jo. He is a catcher-turned-batter who hit the most home runs in Jamsil. He was a fearsome catcher for runners, especially as he went straight to second base even when he sat down and threw.
If you go to the first team, another legendary catcher coach is waiting for you. This is coach Park Kyung-wan. Coach Park Kyung-wan played in 2044 professional games, recording 1,480 hits, 314 home runs, 995 RBIs and 913 runs. He was a catcher capable of both offense and defense, and remains the first permanently retired player in SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) history. He was also honored with being the MVP once (2000), the Home Run King twice (2000, 2004), and the Golden Glove Award four times (1996, 1998, 2000, 2007).
In particular, coach Park Kyung-wan joined the 20-20 club with 24 homers and 21 stolen bases in the 2001 season. Kim Bum-seok, who has long hitting power and has fairly quick feet for a catcher, must have a lot to learn.
Kim Bum-seok, whom I recently met, said, “The senior catchers I have respected and watched since I was young are now my coaches. What he had always imagined became a reality. Being guided by legendary seniors seems to be the first step for me to grow.”
Ahead of this season, Park Dong-won, who came over from the KIA Tigers, is asking a lot of things and is trying to bring them into his own.
He said, “Yoo Kang-nam has left, but there are so many things to learn from Park Dong-won. It would be better if we took them one by one,” he laughed.
The right shoulder is still not normal. So he couldn’t even go to Arizona, USA. LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop is looking at 10 years, not 1 year. 토토사이트
Kim Bum-seok said, “Now I focus on basic physical strength and weights. He also does occasional batting drills. He doesn’t hit perfectly, but he can throw 5m to 10m too. He tries to be serious from the basics. He said that the manager and coaches also help a lot.”
He continued, “My right shoulder is not good right now, but if it gets better, I am confident in throwing to second base. I want to grow by supplementing the sideways blocking.”
Finally, Kim Bum-seok said, “It is of course an honor to hit more than 20 homers like the seniors. However, my personal goal is to hit more than 30 home runs and 40 home runs beyond 20 home runs, and my dream is to become the home run king as an LG catcher.” This season, I want to play consistently in the 2nd team, and furthermore, I want to play in front of a full crowd at Jamsil Stadium.”