The center line of the Samsung Lions. It’s up to the youth of the contract.
Shortstop Lee Jae-hyeon (20), center fielder Kim Hyeon-joon (21), and second baseman Kim Ji-chan (22) are two, three, and four years into the professional league.
When he was just out of the rookie role, he took on the responsibility of taking charge of the Lions’ center line. The decision was made because of its outstanding qualities and prospects.
However, it is true that there is a bit of anxiety about ‘lack of experience’. Unlike last year, there are no experienced seniors to support them.
Veteran infielders Kim Sang-soo and Oh Seon-jin obtained FA status and transferred to KT Wiz and Hanwha Eagles, respectively.
The feeling of standing in the wilderness. That’s why this Okinawa spring camp is so important. From last fall’s finishing training먹튀검증, he digested the hell training and is focused on quenching. Head coach Park Jin-man, a former top shortstop, believes in the effectiveness of intensive training, at least for defense. This is because he grew up being tempered by coach Kim Jae-bak and coach Jeong Jin-ho during the modern era. Coach Park, who entered the professional league in 1996 after graduating from Incheon High School, said, “After joining the team, I only trained on defense for three or four years. During the modern era, coach Kim Jae-bak set the big frame for the defense, and coach Jeong Jin-ho taught me the detailed abilities.” .
The role of coach Jin-ho Jeong, who passed on detailed defense techniques from coach Jin-man Park during his active career and led Kang-hoon on the field, is the responsibility of coach Son Joo-in.
Coach Sohn constantly plays fungo and helps the young Lions improve their defensive skills. He doesn’t forget about custom orders for each player.
For Lee Jae-hyun and Kim Ji-chan, we are trying to instill confidence in them.
In a training video recently released by Lions TV, coach Son Joo-in called Kim Ji-chan and Lee Jae-hyun during Fungo practice and said, “I thought about it yesterday. Okay,” he resumed the fungo. Coach Sohn, who cheered him up by shouting “Good, good”, encouraged the fighting by saying, “(Oh) Jae-il catches everything. Ji-chan-ah, Jae-il trusts you and throws comfortably.” To Min-seong Jo, who was receiving fungo next to Jae-il Oh, he refrained from saying, “Manseong-ah, it’s not you. You have to do more, so don’t go overboard.”
Lee Jae-hyeon and Kim Ji-chan are infielders whose strength is more in offense than defense. Last year, Lee Jae-hyun raised expectations for the birth of a shortstop who hit home runs with a long hitting power that was not like a rookie. Kim Ji-chan stands out for his versatility in creating various attack routes with his trademark quick feet.
However, in order to build a solid center line with a solid keystone combination, a stable defense is essential.
Coach Park Jin-man, coach Son Joo-in, and players are well aware of this. Since last fall, he has been undergoing intense training with an emphasis on defense throughout the winter. It cannot be completed in a short time. However, the two players are growing rapidly towards the best shortstop and the best second baseman under the guidance and encouragement of the Park Jin-man-Grandson combination.
Manager Park Jin-man said, “I think it’s a good opportunity for young players. Young players such as Lee Jae-hyun and Kim Hyun-joon have now definitely had the conviction and experience of being the best 9, so I’m working on this camp with the thought that I need to have a clear mindset, so I have high expectations.” said.
Coach Park Jin-man, who rose to the ranks of the best shortstops through hell training 27 years ago. Will Lee Jae-hyun and Kim Ji-chan be able to lead his disciples to their own path? It is an important experiment that will determine the success or failure of Samsung’s 2023 season.