A man who sang ‘Depth, Depth’… After just 2 games, ‘Test’ properly
“The focus is on depth (players).”
KIA ‘One Man’ director Kim Jong-guk (50) almost sang a song. It means building a thick player base and minimizing damage when variables such as injuries occur. He only played 2 games and was put to the test.
With the KBO League opening on the 1st, KIA came with a hole in the opening entry. There is no Na Seong-beom, the core of the batting line. calf is not good Na Seong-beom feels insecure about himself. When he feels 100% done he will make a comeback.
Last year, he participated in all 144 games and recorded a batting average of 0.320, 21 home runs, 97 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.910. Batting average, home runs, RBIs, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS all rank first on the team. His batting average in scoring position was also good at 0.316.
There is no player like this. At least it doesn’t seem like it will take long. Director Kim Jong-guk said, “I’m watching around mid-April. He could be pulled over, he could be further behind,” he pointed out. A KIA official said the same thing. It may take a week, it may take two weeks.
there is another must pay Kim Sun-bin suffered an ankle injury in the opening game. It’s not a big injury. The command tower predicted on the 4th that it would be possible to start before KT. It’s good if it’s possible right away, but if you need more time, things get difficult.
Kim Do-young is a long-term departure. On the 2nd, he suffered a fracture of the left metatarsal bone while playing base against SSG. He has surgery on the 4th and is discharged on the 5th. He said it would take 12 to 16 weeks to play. If you set it as 16 weeks, it will be about July 24th. You may not be able to see Kim Do-young in the first half.
From the KIA’s point of view, it seems that lightning has exploded one after another from the opening. You have to endure anyway. It is difficult to bring someone into a trade right away. Alternative resources must be found internally. 메이저놀이터
The story of ‘Depth’ comes out here. Coach Kim Jong-guk emphasized this part from the spring camp. “When you play 144 games in a season, injuries are bound to come out. I don’t know what could happen. Be prepared. We are focusing on having depth.”
The outfield may be relatively less urgent. Kim Ho-ryung is showing off his outstanding defense, and Socrates Brito is also present. Choi Hyeong-woo can still play left field.
However, having Na Seong-beom and not having it are different. It’s good to come quickly, but if it’s too long, it’s frustrating. The roles of Lee Chang-jin and Lee Woo-sung are important. Furthermore, a chance may go to promising star Kim Seok-hwan.
The infield is more troublesome. Kim Doyoung’s vacancy looks quite large. He showed good form in the exhibition game, and this season also raised expectations in the regular league. Although it was only two matches, the evaluation of ‘this year is different’ continued. Kim Do-young also showed confidence. He is out due to an injury.
He is not without resources. There is Ryu Ji-hyeok, a starting pitcher, and Kim Gyu-seong, who performed well at the camp. Hong Jong-pyo also plays a backup role and is in the first team. Someone else from Futures may post. First of all, coach Kim Jong-guk drew a line on the call-up, but the situation changed with Kim Do-young’s injury.
The season started off strong, but bad news broke out. It’s a shame he’s missing, but the season must go on. I have no choice but to wait for the main player to return while using another player. It’s time to show the ‘power of depth’.