Its KBO Legends with a Combined 651 Home Runs

A blueprint has been drawn for the 2024 home operation of the LG Twins, who are challenging for a combined championship for two consecutive years. 

The key is how much second-year Kim Beom-seok, the future of the team, can develop in offense and defense.

LG relieved the burden of winning by rising to the top of the Korean Series following first place in the pennant race in the 2023 season. 

There is no longer any need to recall the distant past by mentioning 1994. Both the club and fans had a happy time as they achieved ‘V3’ for the first time in 29 years.

The contribution of catcher Park Dong-won, who was recruited as a free agent, was crucial to LG being able to lift the trophy in 2023. 

Park Dong-won hit hard with a batting average of 0.249 (102 hits in 409 at-bats), 20 home runs, 75 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.777 in 130 games. He was also well-received for his leadership and pitching lead throughout the pitching staff. 카지노사이트 백링크

Park Dong-won also performed well in the Korean Series against the KT Wiz. 

He contributed to LG’s victory by playing a batting average of 0.313 (5 hits in 20 at-bats), 2 home runs, 4 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.009 during the Korean Series,

including a 2-run home run in the final comeback in Game 2 and a 2-run home run in Game 3.

In 2024, LG’s starting catcher will remain Park Dong-won. However, LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop has planned to take this year’s catcher lineup in a slightly different direction than last year. 

He plans to use veteran Heo Do-hwan, born in 1984, and Kim Beom-seok, born in 2004, differently depending on the game situation.

First of all, Park Dong-won is out of the starting lineup for one of the six games during the pennant race week and starts the game on the bench. 

The position is that Park Dong-won will be given adequate rest not only in terms of condition management but also in terms of physical strength distribution.

There is a difference in the situation where Heo Do-hwan and Kim Beom-seok wear masks instead of Park Dong-won.  토토사이트 백링크

If Heo Do-hwan is brought on in the second half of a game when the game is close, Kim Beom-seok is expected to have a high percentage of starting appearances.

Manager Yeom Kyeong-yeop said, “In terms of giving Park Dong-won a break this season, we plan to use Heo Do-hwan a lot from the 7th to the 9th inning of games.

If Park Dong-won is out of the starting lineup and has to rest from the beginning, give Kim Beom-seok a chance and gain experience as a catcher. “I want to give it time to build up,” he said.

There is no doubt about Heo Do-hwan’s defensive ability as a catcher, having experienced many difficult situations. 

He is the backup catcher whose abilities the coaching staff trusts the most. He has excellent defensive skills such as catching and blocking, and is also excellent at speaking to the pitchers in an instant.

Kim Beom-seok, now in his second year as a professional, still lacks experience. However, the best way to improve your skills as a catcher is through actual practice. 

Director Yeom Kyung-yeop plans to provide a foundation for Kim Beom-seok to unleash his potential.

Kim Beom-seok is a top prospect who was drafted in the 1st round and 7th overall in the 2023 KBO rookie draft. 

While he had been known as a promising high school baseball slugger since his days at Gyeongnam High School, 메이저사이트 백링크

LG was confident that he would be the talent to take charge of the team’s future and nominated Kim Beom-seok. His signing bonus was also 250 million won.

However, he cannot blindly give an opportunity to an unprepared player. 

For this reason, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop ordered LG first team battery coach Park Kyung-wan to provide intensive training to Kim Beom-seok during the spring camp to be held in Arizona, USA, starting at the end of this month.

Coach Kyung-wan Park is one of the best catchers in KBO League history that does not need a long explanation. 

He left behind all-time records, including 2044 first-team games, a batting average of 0.249, 1,480 hits, 314 home runs, and 995 RBI.

He made a name for himself as an all-purpose catcher with perfect offense and defense, not only for his slugging power that made him the home run king twice with 40 home runs in 2000 and 34 home runs in 2004,

but also for leading the pitcher, catching, blocking, preventing stolen bases, and managing the game. 

Coach Kyung-wan Park’s uniform number 26 during his active years has been permanently retired by SSG Landers.

After his retirement, Coach Park Kyung-wan has been coaching players for a long time as the first team battery coach, starting as the second team coach of SK Wyverns (now SSG) in 2014. 

He is evaluated as excellent at developing the skills of young players through intensive training.

Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “It is important whether Coach Kyung-wan Park can turn Kim Beom-seok into a card that can be used this season during this spring camp. We must prepare to fight (the opposing team) on defense.”

He added, “Spring camp practice games and demonstrations. He emphasized, “Depending on what kind of performance Kim Beom-seok shows in the game,

it will be determined whether he can play more in the backup position than Heo Do-hwan.”

He also said, “Kim Beom-seok’s physical condition has improved a lot. It’s enough for him to play as a starting catcher once a week.

I’m not giving Kim Beom-seok a chance to do well. I’m investing so that he can do well in the next 2-3 years.” “

You can think of it as doing it,” he said, adding, “But we can’t give the pitchers and the team a chance while causing damage. Kim Beom-seok has to do this.”

Kim Beom-seok showed potential in batting in the 2023 Futures League season with a batting average of 0.286 (56 hits in 196 at-bats), 6 home runs, and 31 RBIs in 58 games. 

He also had an on-base percentage of 0.350, which was respectable considering he was a high school rookie.

In the first team, I realized the high bar of becoming a professional. Although he didn’t have many opportunities in 10 games and 29 at-bats,

he was unimpressive with 3 hits in 27 at-bats, 1 home run, 4 RBIs, and a batting average of 0.111.

While Manager Yeom Kyung-yeop entrusted Kim Beom-seok’s catcher defense to battery coach Park Kyeong-wan, he asked quality control (QC) coach Lee Ho-jun to provide special training in batting. 

Coach Ho-Jun Lee was hired as LG’s first-team hitting coach for the 2022 season and has been responsible for the Twins’ bats for the past two years.

Coach Lee Ho-jun requested a change in position to general manager Cha Myeong-seok and manager Yeom Kyung-yeop immediately after LG won the 2023 season. 

He diagnosed that his perspective was narrowing as he had never been in charge of any part other than batting throughout his career as a coach, and expressed his desire to contribute to the team in a different position.

Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop approved Coach Lee Ho-jun’s position change. Lee Ho-jun, as QC coach, is scheduled to lead the team in the first team this year,

but was given the task of leading Kim Beom-seok’s batting improvement during the spring training period.

Coach Lee Ho-jun said, “Head coach (Kim Jeong-jun) gave me a mission. In this year’s spring camp, I was to coach Beom-seok Kim’s batting man-to-man,” and “I think he probably talked to coach Yeom Kyeong-yeop. He asked me to look at not only his batting but also his mentality. “

I’m thinking about eating and sleeping with Kim Beom-seok during this period,” he said with a laugh.

Coach Hojun Lee began his leadership career as the NC Dinos first team hitting coach in 2019. 

He has been wearing the LG uniform since 2022 after contributing to NC’s first integrated win in 2020.

Coach Lee Ho-jun was also a right-handed slugger representing the KBO League during his active years. 

He left a brilliant mark in his career, playing 2,053 games, batting average of 0.282, 1,880 hits, 337 home runs, and 1,265 RBI. 

Even after his retirement, he remains ranked 9th in KBO career home runs.

Kim Beom-seok had the honor of receiving private lessons from KBO League legends during spring camp. While the club is providing full support for development,

the key is whether the player can break through the shell of a promising player on his own.

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