KIA Tigers infielder Kim Do-yeong (20) is preparing for the season with a strong blow in the Okinawa spring camp practice game. His stable defensive skills, quick feet, and even offensive power were upgraded from last year’s rookie season, brightening his prospects for his second year season.
In a practice match against the Samsung Lions held at Kin Baseball Stadium in Okinawa, Japan on the 5th, Kim Do-young performed very well with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 walk, 1 steal and 3 runs. It’s a 3 on base game. 카지노사이트
On this day, he started as the first batter shortstop and got on base with a heavy hit against Samsung starter Yang Chang-seop in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning. He succeeded in stealing second base when Ko Jong-wook was at bat, and stepped on home with quick feet when Kim Seok-hwan’s short center fielder’s sacrifice fly with the first base loaded.
He completed the multi-hit in his second at-bat. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, when the team was leading 1-0, Kim Do-young took the lead and hit the left-handed hit. And Hyung-Woo Choi’s sacrifice fly to the right field scored the second run.
In the third at-bat at the end of the 5th inning, which turned 2-3, the pitcher withdrew with a ground ball, but in the fourth at-bat at the bottom of the 7th inning, which was tied 3-3, he walked to first base, Woo-hyuk Byun walked to second base, and the opponent advanced to third base with a wild throw. . And he succeeded in scoring when Lee Woo-sung’s 3-run home run. However, despite Kim Do-young’s performance, the team suffered a painful come-from-behind defeat.
Kim Do-young has been leading off the field in the last three games. In a practice game against the Lotte Giants on the 3rd, he started as a shortstop and went 0-4 at bat, but in a practice game against Samsung on the 1st, he started as a 3rd baseman and recorded 3 hits, 2 RBIs, 1 run and 1 base in 5 at-bats. did.
Kim Do-young, who recorded a batting average of 0.417 (5 hits in 12 bats) in 3 practice games with the addition of the game that day, showed a sense of stability with a wide range of defense and good ratio.
On the 1st, Kim Do-young recorded an error as a third baseman against Samsung and another as a shortstop against Lotte on the 3rd.
After two deaths in the first inning, Kim Tae-hoon’s hit ball that fell out in the third interval was treated as a straight hit by blowing his body. At the beginning of the 3rd inning, in the first base, Lee Hae-seung hit a ball that cut deep between the third intervals and put the preceding runner out from the second base.
After a disappointing debut season last year with a batting average of 0.237, 3 homers and 13 stolen bases in 103 games, and an OPS of 0.674, Kim Do-young has a different attitude towards this season.
In fact, there was an interview with Kim Do-young before the game. Kim Do-young expressed his confidence, saying, “He has a good feeling last year. He seems to be preparing well.”
Last year, Kim Do-young was originally included in the 1st team spring camp list, but due to Corona 19, he went through the 2nd team spring camp and later joined the 1st team spring camp, causing a setback.
He started from scratch this year and is about to finish. Maybe that’s why I feel more confident.
He is trying to improve his defensive perfection this spring camp. He doesn’t mind extra training either.
This season, Kim Do-young competes as the starting third baseman with Ji-hyeok Ryu and Woo-hyeok Byun, a prospect who is a transfer student. He is also Park’s backup shortstop. He needs infield competition.
Kim Do-young said, “I’m confident in competing in the infield. I don’t know where I’ll be, but if the opportunity comes, I’ll grab it. This year’s goal was also to grab a spot. I’ll definitely try to grab it.”