I have no intention of stopping. He became the first KBO league shortstop and second baseman to win the Golden Glove, and he is trying to continue his Golden Glove streak. So are international competitions. From the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) to the Asian Games and the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC), I always want to wear the Taegeuk mark. Kiwoom infielder Kim Hye-seong (24) reflected his endless greed for baseball. 메이저놀이터
Kim Hye-sung has been working on spring camp since the 2nd (Korean time) at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. She is one of the five fielders who have been confirmed as a starting player in Kiwoom, and is determined to reach a higher level.
Regarding the first shortstop and second baseman Golden Glove awards, Kim Hye-seong said, “Doesn’t that mean that I became the best player in that position? It feels really good and motivates me. This year’s goal is also a second baseman’s Golden Glove,” he said. “I want to become a better player that much. He wants to keep hitting 300 and improve his long hitting power, which is lacking. He won the Golden Glove, but he couldn’t win as many gold medals as (Lee) Jung-hoo, so he wants to become a player who can do more things well.”
He continued, “I think that second base defense, especially in range, is not narrow compared to anyone else. Because he has accumulated experience, he can see the direction of the batting ball for each batter and feels like he is moving in advance.” “This time, I got to work with Russell again. Looking forward to this part. Russell looked at the new season, saying, “Unlike before, he prepares together from the camp this time, so he will definitely show a better appearance than before.”
Prior to the season, there is the WBC, the biggest international competition. Regarding wearing the Taegeuk mark again following the Tokyo Olympics, “Playing for the national team is an indescribable feeling. After last year’s Korean Series, I didn’t know if I would be selected for the WBC, but I took a week off and started training right away. If I get picked by the WBC, I have to help the team, so I grabbed the bat. That’s how much I wanted to go out to the WBC, and it’s an honor to go out,” he smiled.
Seats don’t matter. I plan to do my best in any role. Kim Hye-seong said, “I have vivid memories of watching the 2006 and 2009 WBC on TV. Like the seniors at the time, I will run without sparing my body. (Lee) I want to steal the base coolly like senior Yonggyu. And I want to stick with great pitchers like Ohtani,” he said. “I think it will be a fun national team. Depending on the situation, (Kim) Ha Sung-hyung, (Park) Byeong-ho senior, (Lee) Ji-young senior, and even Jung-hoo, former Kiwoom members can stand side by side on the ground. When I think about this, I am very excited.”
There is no physical problem. Rather, I wanted to participate in all international competitions this year and spend a busier season than ever. Kim Hye-seong said, “Actually, Byeong-ho recommended it, so I got into the habit of training even in the off-season. I’m used to this now and adapt quickly ahead of the season. His stamina is good,” he said. “It turned out that APBC also qualified. My goal is to attend all three international competitions this year. I think the Taegeuk mark will always be good.”