Even before his debut, he received attention as a ‘super rookie’. Instead of a classmate who threw mid-150km, attention and attention was focused on the shortstop chosen.
The debut season of KIA Tigers Kim Do-yeong (20) was full of regrets. He dreamed of his brilliant debut by winning the exhibition batting title, but in April, he hit bottom with a batting average of 10.7 and 9. He seemed to be weighed down by the pressure given by the modifier ‘the second Lee Jong-beom’.
He succeeded in rebounding with a batting average of .283 in the second half, but his season OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) was only 0.674. It is fortunate that his on-base percentage (3 1/2 punters) higher than his batting average showed potential as a table setter.
In the 2023 season, another super rookie appeared in KIA. This is Yoon Young-chul (19).
The 2023 KBO League Media Day was held at the Grand Hyatt Seoul in Hannam-dong on the 30th. KIA coach Kim Jong-guk expressed his pride, saying, “Young-cheol Yoon has been confirmed as the 5th starter. As a result of watching the spring camp and demonstration games, he is a well-qualified player. I look forward to it. Please watch and support me.” 메이저놀이터
Although he is not a pitcher with an overwhelming fastball, his fastball in the early to mid-140km range stands out for his excellent game management and rapid pace control. He was evaluated as having good ball movement, hiding action (deception) and control. The KIA club also paid attention to that possibility. He is already considered a strong candidate for the Rookie of the Year award.
What is Kim Do-young’s gaze looking at Yoon Young-chul? Kim Do-young said, “She didn’t say anything else,” she laughed.
“When I look at Yoon Young-cheol, I think that his mentality is a bit different from mine. He is different from me. I think he will do well this season.”
Kim Do-young also prepared for the season with enthusiasm. He explained, “I have to do much better than last year. This is the position I have to show. It will be different from last year.” did.