The prince of the 21st century’s strongest team stood up again in a new place wearing a new uniform. Considering his appearance and age in the last few seasons, rebounding might not be easy, but he proves his worth in the first year of his free agent contract. It is Kim Sang-soo (33), a veteran infielder who opened his second prime at KT.카지노사이트
I returned to the place where I shined the most during the Samsung Dynasty. He plays as a shortstop and leadoff like when he won his 4th straight combined title from 2011 to 2014, and still shows off his fast main power.
In the match against LG in Jamsil on the 5th, Kim Sang-soo made a splash with 3 hits and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats, including his first home run of the season. In the top of the 3rd inning, where he scored 4 runs, he hit a timely hit to the left and hit the final hit. And in the top of the 8th inning, he drew his first arch this season with a two-run four over the left wall.
Season batting average 0.305·on-base percentage 0.386. A shortstop vacancy following the enlistment of Shim Woo-jun. Kim Sang-soo is filling the lead-off gap caused by the sluggish performance of Cho Yong-ho. At first, as a shortstop in defense, it was what Kim Sang-soo wanted from him to only hold the center of the infield, but now he has become the core of the team throughout the offense and defense. The prince of the Samsung dynasty plays an active role as a reliable veteran at KT.
Kim Sang-soo expressed his impressions of finishing the first half of the first season with the new team, saying, “First of all, the team’s performance seems to be improving compared to the beginning of the season, so that’s the best feeling. And as for his individual performance, honestly, I didn’t expect that I would be this good either. He, of course, had a great desire to do well, but this much was not expected. He thinks it’s because of the director’s consideration.”
Contrary to expectations before the season, he said, “Honestly, when I came to KT, I made up my mind to do well in defense. (Shim) Woo Jun-yi was good at shortstop, so he only thought about being good at defense. However, as April and May passed, I gained confidence in hitting, and a lot of good hits are coming out. He also gained a lot of confidence,” he laughs.
In addition, he gave great meaning to his steady performance as a shortstop. Kim Sang-soo said, “I played shortstop since I was young. His pro nomination was also earned because he was a shortstop. To that extent, he is a big presence for me as a shortstop. He is always a position that gives me good synergy and a position that gives me confidence. It feels really good to be able to continue playing shortstop like this again,” he smiled again.
He said that playing with veterans older than him at KT is motivating. He said, “I have no idea that I am the youngest infielder. The hyungs who are older than me also work really hard. Everyone has been playing baseball for a long time, and I also want to consistently play baseball well like the older brothers. Rather, I feel a lot more,” he said.
Lastly, Kim Sang-soo said, “The beginning of the season was not good, but my colleagues said that our team was not good at the beginning. But this year, even in the beginning, it was so bad that I thought it was a big deal. Fortunately, however, it is rebounding like this. I think KT’s strength is its pitching ability. The pitchers have stabilized, but basically pitchers play fast. That helps a lot in defense. It is a team that can continue to flow well in the future,” he said confidently in the new team.