The tree that will become the Wizards is growing strong. This is the story of KT outfielder Jung Jun-young (19), who has earned the respect of his commanders with his uncharacteristically confident play. Since his debut year, he has been gaining experience in the first team and is on track to become the first Futures All-Star and win the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.카지노사이트
On the 14th, he spoke to us ahead of the 2023 KBO League Futures All-Star Game at Sajik Stadium in Busan about how it felt to be selected as an All-Star and his plans for the future.
On the day, Jung will be playing as an All-Star in the Southern League, where his team KT is based. “I’m honoured to be selected (as an All-Star) from my first year, and I’m proud of what I’ve done so far,” he said, adding, “I want to continue to fill in the gaps in the first team and do better so that I can be selected as a first team All-Star next time.”
This year, Jung caught the eye of KT manager Lee Kang-cheol with his consistent performance between the first and second teams. With a similar physique, aggressive baserunning, and the same outfield position, he has been called the “second Choi Sung-ho”. His role model is also Choi Soo-ho. Jung Jun-young was called up to the first team on the 13th to replace Choi, who was sidelined with a microfracture in his right big toe.
“I think the coach likes my style of baseball, where I play confidently without being intimidated. I will continue to play more confidently in the future,” he said encouragingly.
KT rookie outfielder Jung Jun-young is interviewed ahead of the KBO League Futures All-Star Game at Sajik Stadium in Busan on Thursday. Sajik Kim Min-kyu Reporter He played in 31 games for the first team this year, batting .292 (14-for-48) with six RBIs and six runs scored. With 55 at-bats so far, it’s only a matter of time before he reaches his pre-season goal of 70 or more first-team at-bats.
“I read my article, and I saw that my first goal was to have more than 70 at-bats in my professional debut. I’ve had 55 at-bats now,” he said. “At first, my confidence dropped and I was very nervous, but the more I went up (to the plate), the more confident I became. I look at myself and think, ‘I’ve grown a lot,’ and I’m proud of myself.”
When asked why he initially set a target of 70 runs, he smiles and explains, “I thought 100 runs was too much, and 50 runs was a bit disappointing, so I decided to set a target of 70 runs, which is in the middle.” “I think I’m going to reach my goal, but I’m not going to settle for that, I’m going to set another goal. The only thing I’m lacking is that I’m not making strong balls yet, but I’ll take care of it in the second half and show a good performance.”
He also revealed his desire to win the MVP award in his first All-Star game, and he was overflowing with confidence. Jung said, “I have enough confidence now. I’m confident of winning the MVP.”