The prince of the 21st century’s strongest team has risen again in a new place in a new uniform. Considering his appearance and age in recent seasons, the rebound may not have been easy, but he proves his value in the first year of his FA (free agent) contract. Veteran infielder Kim Sang-soo (33), who opened his second heyday in KT.
He returned to his most shining position during the Samsung Dynasty. From 2011 to 2014, he played as a shortstop and leadoff player, as he achieved four consecutive wins in total, and still shows his fast focus.
Kim Sang-soo flew with three hits and three RBIs in five at-bats, including his first home run of the season, against LG in Jamsil on the 5th. He hit a timely left-handed hit in the top of the third inning, which scored four points, and when the ball headed straight to first baseman Alford, he slid home from third base and scored additional points. And in the top of the eighth inning, he drew his first arch of the season with a two-run shot over the left fence.
A batting average of 0.305 and an on-base percentage of 0.386. Shortstop absence due to Shim Woo-joon’s enlistment. Kim Sang-soo is filling 메이저토토the leadoff gap due to Cho Yong-ho’s sluggish performance. At first, he wanted Kim Sang-soo to center the infield as a shortstop in defense, but now he has become the core of the team in both offense and defense. The Prince of the Samsung Dynasty plays as a reliable veteran at KT.
Kim Sang-soo expressed his feelings of finishing the first half of the first season with the new team, saying, “First of all, I feel the best because the team’s performance seems to be rising from the beginning of the season. And honestly, I didn’t know I would do this well in my personal grades. Of course, I wanted to do well, but I didn’t expect this much. “I think it’s thanks to the director’s consideration,” he said.
Contrary to expectations before the season, he said, “Honestly, when I came to KT, I vowed to only defend well.” (Shim) Woo-joon was playing shortstop so well, so I only thought about being good at defense. However, as April and May passed, I gained confidence in hitting and many good batting are coming out. “I also gained a lot of confidence,” he said with a smile.
In addition, he gave great meaning to his steady performance as a shortstop. Kim Sang-soo said, “I’ve been a shortstop since I was young. He was also able to win the professional nomination because he was a shortstop. That’s how big the position of shortstop is for me. It is a position that always gives me good synergy and confidence. “I feel really good to be able to play shortstop again like this,” he smiled again.
He said playing with veterans who are older than him in KT is motivating. He said, “I don’t think I’m the youngest in the league at all. Older brothers work really hard, too. Everyone has been playing baseball for a long time, and I also want to be good at baseball like my brothers. “There are more things I feel,” he said.
Finally, Kim Sang-soo said, “It was bad at the beginning of the season, but my teammates said our team was not good at the beginning. However, I thought it was a big deal because it was so bad at the beginning of this year. Fortunately, however, it is rebounding like this. I think the power of KT is pitching power. Pitchers have stabilized, but pitchers basically speed up the game. That’s how much help he gets from defense. “It’s a team that can continue to follow the flow well in the future,” he said with confidence to take a leap forward in the new team.