I’m worried because both of them are doing well.”
KT Wiz thickened their infield depth ahead of this season. Shim Woo-jun and Kwon Dong-jin enlisted and filled the vacancy. Recruited Kim Sang-soo as a free agent (FA) and joined hands with Shin Bong-ki again. Lee Sang-ho, who was released from the LG Twins, was also brought in.
Infielders who joined KT through the 2023 rookie draft are also performing well in demonstration games. They are Son Min-seok and Ryu Hyun-in. Son Min-seok, from Gyeongnam High School, was nominated by KT with the 30th overall in the 3rd round. Ryu Hyeon-in, who played for Dankook University, wore the KT uniform with a total number 70 in the 7th round. He also made his name widely known through the JTBC baseball entertainment program ‘Strongest Baseball’.
Son Min-seok participated in 7 demonstration games and recorded 8 at-bats, 3 hits, 2 RBIs, 3 runs, a batting average of 0.375 OPS and 0.775. Ryu Hyun-in marked 8 games, 15 at-bats, 5 hits, 2 RBIs, 1 run, batting average of 0.333 OPS 0.800.
Director Lee Kang-cheol expressed satisfaction with the performance of the two newcomers. On the 23rd, ahead of the match against the LG Twins in Suwon,안전놀이터 he met with reporters and said, “Both of them are good. I’m worried. I was going to bring only one to the first team, but both are good, so I think I need to think more about it.” .
Coach Lee Kang-cheol continued, “Both players go to the game without being intimidated. It’s a good look. However, even during the season, I still worry about ‘Can I show this?’ All of the wise men make good contact. That’s a positive aspect. The defense needs to improve as you experience it.”
The experience of existing infield resources such as Park Kyung-soo, Kim Sang-soo, Lee Sang-ho, and Shin Bong-ki cannot be ignored. Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “There are players with a lot of experience. If they have similar skills, experienced players will play in the game.” . Minseok and Hyeonin can also use it if they show outstanding performances. I will think about it for a week.”