KIA Tigers catcher Joo Hyo-sang (26), who suffered from severe batting sluggishness, was eventually excluded from the first team entry.
Prior to the match against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 14th, the KIA canceled Joo Hyo-sang from the first team entry and registered Shin Beom-soo (25). I hoped that main catcher Han Seung-taek and Joo Hyo-sang would create synergy through competition, but Joo Hyo-sang’s attack power was not very good, so adjustment was necessary.카지노사이트
Han Seung-taek is a catcher who offsets the weakness of the offense with a stable defense. His strengths are lead and inside work that make pitchers comfortable. KIA hoped that Joo Hyo-sang would fill in some of the attack power Han Seung-taek lacked. This is why he handed over the 2024 rookie draft 2nd round selection right to Kiwoom Heroes and brought Joo Hyo-sang. But the reality was grim. Joo Hyo-sang had a batting average of 0.063 (2 hits in 32 at-bats), 1 RBI, and an on-base percentage of 0.118 in 19 games this season. He was also silent in scoring position, going 1-for-9 (batting average of 0.111).
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “(Note) Hyo-sang did well on the defense side,” but “since there is a gap, I think I need to play as many games and at-bats as possible in the Futures (2nd team) team and raise my senses before calling it to the 1st team. ”he explained. It was judged that he had lost his sense of actual combat because he was discharged at the end of last year after completing his military service as an active duty soldier.
Shin Beom-soo, who was registered in the first team for the first time this season, is a catcher who joined the KIA in the 8th round (78th overall) of the 2016 rookie draft. Although his first-team career record was only 0.188 (16 hits in 85 at-bats), he has been attracting attention as his future resource because of his excellent hitting skills and good blocking ability. Director Kim also expressed his anticipation, saying, “(Shin) Beom-soo has been steadily preparing as the third catcher.”