In the first season of FA transfer, he led the team to fall baseball and won the Golden Glove and decorated the finale splendidly.
The most shocking news in Stove League last year was the transfer of Na Seong-beom (33) to KIA. Na Seong-beom was a franchise star as a founding member of NC, and he was at the center of the topic when he signed a contract with KIA for a total of 15 billion won for 6 years.
The meeting between Na Seong-beom and KIA was successful. Na Seong-beom played in all 144 games this year as well, with a batting average of .320, 21 homers, and 97 RBIs. He also had an impressive .402 on-base percentage and .508 토토사이트 slugging percentage. With the wings of Na Seong-beom, KIA finished the regular season in 5th place and succeeded in stepping on the fall baseball stage for the first time since 2018. Although he knelt down to KT in the wild card match, it was a season in which he could promise next year.
What was given to Na Seong-beom, who led KIA to the top 5, was the Golden Glove for outfielders. It was the first Golden Glove received in seven years.
Na Seong-beom expressed his honest feelings before the awards ceremony, saying, “I’m really nervous. If I get an award, I’ll be really nervous because it’s been 7 years.”
Na Seong-beom’s wish became a reality. He was named as the Golden Glove winner in the outfield category along with Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom) and Jose Pirella (Samsung). After winning the award, Na Seong-beom said, “I thank coach Kim Jong-guk for believing in me and giving me a chance. I thank the coaching staff, the power analysis team, and the training part. I want to give this honor to my colleagues who helped me enjoy playing baseball throughout the season.” and turned the ball around.
Na Seong-beom’s mention of KIA colleagues was a sincere statement. Na Seong-beom worked hard to quickly integrate into the new team, and his teammates also worked hard to erase Na Seong-beom’s awkwardness. It was because of this harmony that Na Seong-beom’s performance in the first season of his transfer to KIA and KIA’s fall baseball were possible.
“I played my first season at KIA, and I remember spring camp. At first, there were a lot of awkward players, but as I entered the season, my teammates made me feel comfortable, just like the players who were here (KIA) from the beginning,” said Na Seong-beom, who thanked his teammates. looked back on the busy 2022 season, saying, “It seems like yesterday that I played 144 games and played until the wild card match.” Now, Na Seong-beom and KIA leave behind the successful ‘first meeting’ and stand on a new starting line for the 2023 season.
[KIA Na Seong-beom greets the red carpet at the ‘2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Golden Glove Awards Ceremony’ held at the COEX Auditorium in Samseong-dong, Seoul on the afternoon of the 9th.