Last year, SSG was the oldest team in the KBO League. The average age of 61 players was 28.9 years, exceeding the league average (28 years). The aging of pitchers’ parts was especially serious. Veteran duo Ko Hyo-joon (41) and Noh Kyung-eun (40) were highly dependent on younger pitchers as they failed to stand out.
The fielder’s part is the same. Compared to other clubs where young players such as Moon Bo-kyung (LG Twins), Kim Hyung-joon (NC Dinos), Yoon Dong-hee (Lotte Giants), and Kim Dong-hyun (Kium Heroes), generational change is slow. “There are players who play in the national team as one or two (stars) from other teams come out and their salaries go up significantly. I hope we get some opportunities because we don’t have such players in our team,” Kim said. “We have international competitions (including Premier 12) this year, and I hope the players will gain experience.”월카지노주소
Kim Kwang-hyun held a “mini camp” in Okinawa, Japan, last month. He made his body with five junior pitchers, Oh Won-seok, Baek Seung-gun, Shin Heon-min, Lee Woon, and Lee Ki-soon. Kim Kwang-hyun was responsible for the airfare, but he was responsible for the junior’s stay, such as accommodation and meals. On the basis of that, he hoped that his juniors would perform better.
The most important thing for his growth is experience. Kim Kwang-hyun, who retired as a member of the Korean national team in March last year, knows the importance of international competitions better than anyone else. The same applies to post-season games in the professional baseball league. As pressure is high, it can be the foundation for his growth. “I hope that everyone will know that one game for a national team and one game for a PS can provide as much experience as 10 games in a season,” Kim said. “As players improve their skills, Korean baseball will also be upgraded.”
The Seoul Series of the World Tour of Major League Baseball (MLB) will take place next month. The San Diego Padres and LA Dodgers will play the opening game of the MLB at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, and these teams will also play a friendly match against the national baseball team (Team Korea). Pitcher Oh Won-seok and outfielder Jihoon Choi were included in the preliminary list (35) of SSG. “I can play closely with MLB players. If young players experience it, I believe that Korean baseball can develop. I hope that we can gather often and play A-match (national team game) like soccer,” Kim Kwang-hyun said.
“I have proven over the past 17 years how I performed without getting hurt. The most important thing is not to get sick,” Kim said. “I was born in the Year of the Dragon (born in 1988), and I want to hear that I am not old enough. Since our team has many better players and veteran players know what they lack, I think we can aim for the championship.”