“I am confident that I will not miss (the ball) in blocking. I think it is my greatest strength.”
During Gangneung High School, he teamed up with Kim Jin-wook (Lotte Giants). After joining the KIA Tigers, he is recognized for his skills enough to be selected as a Futures All-Star for two consecutive years.
KIA catcher Kim Sun-woo, who met at the site of the Futures All-Star Game held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 14th, smiled broadly, saying, “It is an honor to be selected this year.”스포츠토토
I wore a KIA uniform in the 2nd round of 2021. From the time he joined, he was noticed as a catcher with good defense. This year, his third year, he is also a 22-year-old young catcher.
In the first team, he participated in 34 at-bats in 3 games last year and 7 at-bats in 5 games this year, and is gradually gaining experience. He’s quick on his feet for a catcher.
Many KIA fans also visit Hampyeong Stadium, the futures stadium. Kim Seon-woo also said, “When the fans came all the way and called my name, it gave me a lot of energy.”
One of his strengths is his agile and flexible movement enough to be used as an infield multi-backup due to the lack of players in the Futures team. In particular, he is well-received for his basic skills as a catcher, including blocking. That is why there is so much interest in him.
Kim Seon-woo emphasized, “I think, ‘There is no ball behind me.’ If I prepare well as I practiced, good results will come out. I am not big, but I think agility is more important in blocking. I am confident that I can block well at any time.” He continued, “Honestly, I feel the expectations given to me. I will work hard and show a good image.”
Among KIA pitchers, Kim Jae-yeol and I are the ones who get along the best. Kim Seon-woo smiled broadly, saying, “The two of them felt the same way when dealing with others or exchanging autographs.”
The KIA alternately hired Han Seung-taek, Kim Min-sik, and Shin Beom-soo, and recently traded veteran Kim Tae-gun to equip themselves with a thicker home defense.
Kim Seon-woo is still young. He finally passed the Army Sports Corps (Sangmu) in June of this year, and is about to enlist on December 18th. Considering Kim Tae-gun’s age, chances are high that he will be given an opportunity after being discharged from the military.
However, Kim Seon-woo’s ambition is looking at this year right now. He said, “I really want to go up to the 1st team again within this year. I can do it.”