The KBO League will implement expanded entry starting September 1. Up to 5 additional people can be registered per club. In addition to strengthening one’s power, it is also an opportunity to directly check the skills of promising players active in the Futures League.
KIA left-handed slugger Kim Seok-hwan,스포츠토토 known as the ‘second Lee Seung-yeop’, was not called up to the first team. Instead, Park Jun-pyo, Kim Dae-yu (pitcher), Han Seung-taek (catcher), and Hwang Dae-in (infielder) were given the opportunity to join the first team.
Seok-Hwan Kim put on a bat show as if to vent his disappointment in not receiving a first-team call-up during the Futures away game against Samsung held at Gyeongsan Ball Park on the 1st. Kim Seok-hwan, who served as designated hitter number 4, contributed to the team’s victory by hitting two home runs and scoring five RBIs.
Kim Seok-hwan, who was the leadoff hitter in the second inning, struck out Samsung starter Choi Ha-neul after a full count. He never failed twice. Kim Seok-hwan, who came to bat in the 4th inning with the score down 0-1 with 2 outs and no runners, pulled the 4th pitch at a favorable ball count of 3B-0S and connected with a dominant solo arch. The flying distance reached a whopping 130m.
Kim Seok-hwan, who scored an RBI with a sacrifice fly to right field in the 6th inning with 1 out and 1st and 3rd bases on when he was down 1-4, sent a batted ball over the fence in the 8th inning with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases on 2 when he was down 2-4. Choi Chung-yeon, who was selected in the first round by Samsung, attacked the 6th pitch at a ball count of 2B-2S and stole Woo Jung-wol’s 3-run home run. 5-4 reverse.
KIA defeated Samsung 7-5. Yoo Ji-seong, who became the second pitcher following starter Kim Ki-hoon (3⅔ innings, 3 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts, 3 runs (2 earned)), earned his 7th win of the season with 3 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 1 run in 3⅓ innings. Lee-Jun Kang added a save by allowing 1 hit, 2 walks, and 1 run (unearned) in 2 innings. Minsu Kim and Subin Choi achieved multiple hits.
Kim Seok-hwan failed to properly demonstrate his abilities on the first team stage this season. He appeared in four games, but went just 1-for-14 at bats. On the other hand, he is unrivaled on the Futures stage. He ranks first in home runs (16) and RBIs (61). He is showing off his power with a batting average of .469 in the last 10 games (15 hits in 32 at-bats), 6 home runs, and 22 RBIs.
Will he, who is showing off his fire bat every day on the Futures stage, be given a chance to be promoted to the first team? When he has good batting skills, shouldn’t he be called up to the first team so he can truly show off his abilities?