Rookie players are training at Ishikawa Stadium, close to Akama Stadium in Onna Village, Okinawa, the Samsung Lions first team camp.
great luck Originally, Samsung does not take rookies to overseas camps. This is because the first winter has been judged to be the time to build the stamina to be able to play professionally.
As the Ishikawa Stadium, which was used by LG, was vacant, the Futures League players also set up a camp in Okinawa. Thanks to this, as many as 12 new players were able to accompany them to overseas camps. The first group camp is about 30 minutes away by car. It is a near yet distant goal for rookie players.
There is a player who achieved that difficult first-team call-up the fastest.
This is Kim Jae-sang (19), a right-handed left-handed infielder from Gyeonggi Commercial High School who joined Samsung in the 3rd round in the 28th place.
In high school, he competed with Kim Min-seok (Lotte) and Kim Min-joon (SSG) to be the best shortstop in high school. He is an infielder with many advantages on offense, defense, and pitch. 온라인바카라
Kim Jae-sang, who stands at 1m83 and weighs 81kg, possesses fast feet capable of stealing bases alone and long hitting power that can jump over fences with strong wrist power. He is a player who knows how to gather instant power despite his small size. There is a reason. He is thanks to a special gene.
His father is coach Kim In-seop of the Samsung Life Insurance Wrestling Team. In the 2000 Sydney Olympics wrestling, despite a major injury of breaking his ribs, he won the silver medal with his fighting spirit without giving up, and impressed the whole nation. Coach Kim In-seop’s younger brother and Kim Jae-sang’s uncle are coach Kim Jeong-seop, a former national wrestling representative. It means that he has a unique sports family DNA.
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He dominated the high school stage early on with his unique agility and power that he had inherited. In 2021, when he was a sophomore, he stood out with a whopping 4.7 batting average, 3 home runs, 22 RBIs, 18 runs scored and 7 stolen bases in 20 games. In high school, he played the role of a solver and chance maker with a batting average of 0.388, 36 RBIs and 37 points in 41 games, approaching 40% of his career. Another advantage is that he has 17 stolen bases and is quick on his feet. With a slugging percentage of 0.559 and an on-base percentage of 0.436, the OPS exceeds 10%.
A promising player who can become a bright future for the Samsung infield if he upgrades his defensive power more stably through hell training in the pro game.
The eagle eyes of the Samsung coaching staff did not miss this talent. On the 6th, just a few days after the camp started, Kim Jae-sang was called up to the first team. With the departure of veteran infielders such as Kim Sang-soo and Oh Seon-jin, the infield team has been rejuvenated. Young players such as Kim Ji-chan, Lee Jae-hyun and Yang Woo-hyun, and Kim Dong-jin are keystone candidates. Rookie Kim Jae-sang’s youth and spirit added to the competition. The expectation of the birth of a surprise new star is also a situation worthy of careful consideration.
On the first day of the call-up, the grandson coach, who observed while hitting Fungo, gave an unusual compliment to his light footwork and body movements, saying, “I think I will be good at defense.”
Kim Jae-sang said in a mini interview with Lions TV during the first group training, “I wanted to come quickly and exercise with the hyungs. The hyungs are so good at it, so I think I’ll be able to adapt to the first group sooner than I thought.” He then continued running, saying, “I came with both nervousness and excitement, but I think it’s definitely good. I’ll work hard and make a good appearance in the first team as soon as possible.”