Rookie outfielder Kim Hyun-jong (19) of the LG Twins has been confirmed to the opening day roster.

“We will put him in the opening lineup and let him play for about a month,” LG manager Yoon Kyung-yup said of Kim before the team’s exhibition game against KT at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Tuesday.

Kim joined the organization as a second-round pick as a rookie this year. He was a top-notch outfielder in high school, and LG plans to develop him into a starting center fielder in the future.

Kim caught Yoon’s eye with a 14-for-8, 5.7 RBI batting average in four exhibition games against the Blue and White in spring training in the United States.

He went 2-for-1 with a triple in the first blue-and-white game, 4-for-2 with a home run in the Feb. 26 scrimmage against NC, 3-for-2 with a triple in the second blue-and-white game, and 3-for-5 with a home run in the second scrimmage against NC on Feb. 1. 안전놀이터 In all four games, he hit for extra-base hits, including a home run and two triples, and also stole three bases in two scrimmages against NC. Showed solid contact, power, and mobility. He progressed quickly in camp.

In an exhibition game against KT on Sept. 9, he pinch-hit in the fourth inning.

Entered the game as the leadoff hitter in the seventh inning and reached base on an infield single to third base. With his quick feet, he was safe at first base. He then stole second, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt, and scored on a single by Hae-min Park. He finished 1-for-2 with one RBI and one run scored.

“Hyun Jong-i is continuing to grow right now,” Yeom said. First of all, (Song) Chan-ui is playing in the second team now, and Chan-ui is a little bit late. My plan is to bring Hyun Jong-i to the first team roster,” said Dyeom. “I’m going to put him in the opening lineup, give him a month or so of first team experience, play some first team games, and then send him down to the second team.”

The plan is to develop him into a starting outfielder in the long term.

“I don’t think there’s a single contribution that Hyunjong can make to our team over the course of the season that will help us win a few games. When I think about how we will use him in three years’ time, I want him to stay with the first team for the first month, build his confidence, and then go to the second team to gain experience. First, we want to develop the mental part of him so he can move up a level, and then we’ll send him to the second team.”

After a month with the first team to develop their mentality, they will play every day for a month or so in the second team to put their confidence into action. 바카라사이트 The plan is to rotate Song Chan-ui and Kim Hyun-jong between the first and second teams to gain experience.

“Song Chan-ui and Kim Hyun-jong are backup outfielders. They are not players who are looking for big results right away. “Chan-ui and Hyun-jong are not looking for something from the team this year, but for them, it will be a time for us to figure out what we want to get in three years and what will be good for them so that we can make investments that will help them,” said Yeom.

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