5 billion free agent → Oh Seung-hwan, a promising player who hit a home run. 16.2 billion free agent’s delightful publicity “Korea’s Lindor… We need to pick AG” [Tucson comment]
When Sohn A-seop of the NC Dinos asked about Kim Joo-won, who was next to him, he immediately said, “There is no other player like him in this age group.”메이저놀이터
An opportunity came this season for Kim Joo-won (21). Noh Jin-hyeok, who was the starting shortstop, moved to the Lotte Giants after hitting the jackpot of 5 billion won as a free agent.
Director Kang In-kwon chose Kim Joo-won as a replacement for Noh Jin-hyuk. He said, “Since it is Kim Joo-won’s first full-time season, it would be good if he consistently played 120 to 130 games.” Rather than expecting outstanding results, he wanted to build a body that could run steadily.
Kim Joo-won is an infielder with long hitting power. He appeared in 96 games last year and he had a batting average of 2.2 3 (61 hits in 273 at-bats) with 10 homers and 47 RBIs. He left a strong impression on fans by hitting a home run against Seung-Hwan Oh of the Samsung Lions.
Kim Joo-won said, “Long hits are my strength. My goal is to hit more home runs than last year. I want to hit 15 first.”
Long hits are also important for him, but as a shortstop, he needs a sense of stability in the defense. Kim Joo-won said, “I’m learning a lot by watching Oh Ji-hwan (LG Twins) and Kim Jae-ho (Doosan Bears) seniors.”
Lindor is a right-handed shortstop like Kim Joo-won.
Will Kim Joo-won be able to blossom in the Korean Lindo language? The opportunity has come.