A second wind for a 15-year “infield kid”…going 3-for-3 in his second stint at the plate.
“I still want to hit .300.”
Kim joined the Samsung Lions in 2009 and played for Samsung until the 2022 season. But before this season, he joined the KT Wiz as a free agent and took on a new challenge.바카라사이트
Kim appeared in 72 games last season, hitting .251 with 59 hits, two home runs, 29 RBIs, 30 runs scored, and a .628 OPS. This season, however, he has been KT’s starting shortstop and after the first half of the season, he has 79 hits, one home run, 31 RBIs, 36 runs scored, and a 0.310 OPS of 0.753 in 73 games. It’s a far cry from last season.
Kim participated in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League All-Star Game at Sajik Stadium in Busan on April 15. During the pregame fan signing, he met with the media for a short interview.
“Baseball is going well,” Kim said of his first half. I’m having a lot of fun. It’s getting better for me personally and for the team. I’m having a lot of fun,” he said, adding, “The manager is very considerate of my physical problems, so I think I’m doing well without any physical pressure.”
For Kim, the most satisfying part of the first half was his batting. In the past 14 seasons, 2020 was the only season in which Kim had a triple-digit batting average. He finished that season with a .304 average. This season, he’s hitting .310 and has expressed his desire for a triple-digit batting average.
“The most satisfying part is the offense,” Kim said. I don’t think I made any major mistakes on defense, so I think it was a satisfying first half in all areas,” he said, adding, “I still want a .310 batting average.”
KT is in seventh place with 37 wins, two ties and 41 losses. They are 1.5 games behind the fifth-place Lotte Giants (38 wins and 39 losses). If the mood picks up, they could make a run. “I want to play fall baseball this year,” Kim said, “I played fall baseball once in 2021 when I was at Samsung, and I want to play fall baseball at KT.