“The key this season is held by Kim Do-young (20).”
KIA Tigers coach Kim Jong-guk pointed out a second-year infielder by revealing the prospects for the 2023 season.
Kim Do-young debuted in his KBO League last year with fancy modifiers such as ‘5 Tool Player’ and ‘Lee Jong-beom’s Second Coming’. He was the first Tigers franchise to scramble as the opening entry starting lineup and leadoff. However, he stayed in the 10% range for a month in April, and eventually moved to the bench. 스포츠토토His final performance last season was 2.3 7 Lee (53-for-224), 3 homers and 19 RBIs in 103 games, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.674. He is a grade that falls short of the fancy modifier yen.
Regarding coach Kim’s remarks, Doyoung Kim said, “I saw it as an article. I was happy to say, ‘You haven’t given up on me yet,’ but I feel a sense of responsibility for this season.” He said, “Last year, my self-esteem dropped a lot,” he said. “After time passed, it got better. I overcame my low self-esteem by thinking to myself, ‘I’m different from others, I was born.'” Regarding his impressions of the first overseas spring camp, he smiled and said, “It was my first overseas camp, so I had a lot of expectations. Training itself is fun every day. I am playing baseball very happily.”
Kim Do-young arrived in the United States at the end of last month and has been training extra every day at the KIA spring camp, which started on the 1st. Kim Do-young said, “I think I did all but two days. After training, whenever I thought there was something lacking in karateju, I asked the coach.” He then introduced, “I am learning a lot about how to hit effortlessly and better from coach Lee Bum-ho, and I am getting a lot of help.”
Coach Kim is planning to use Kim Do-young as a third baseman and shortstop this season. Kim Do-young said, “In the beginning of the camp, it was difficult because my body couldn’t move at will, but (Kim) Sun-bin told me about the shortstop position in detail. I received a lot of help. Third base also (Ryu) Ji-hyeok told me a lot, so I felt more comfortable. I was able to do it,” he said.
Kim Do-young, who looked back on the past year, said, “I thought it was difficult, but I also thought, ‘If I do well, it will be worth trying.’ This year, I have high expectations for myself. But opportunities do not come without hard work. From now on, I am putting in a lot of effort to catch it,” he said. “People around me say, ‘You are a hitter who can even hit 30 homers.’ I am confident in hitting far myself,” he said. “I can hit far, but my strength is that I have quick feet.