Kim Hye-sung has played 567⅔ innings at second base in 67 games as of April 22. This is second only to LG third baseman Moon Bo-kyung (578⅔ innings)먹튀검증 in the league. She started the season after participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March, so she must be tired, but she doesn’t show any signs of fatigue and always plays with a smile on her face.
After winning the Golden Glove as a shortstop in 2021, Kim switched to second base last year and won the Golden Glove, becoming the first player in KBO history to win both the shortstop and second base Golden Gloves. She had the highest fielding percentage (0.984) among players who played 700 innings at second base last year.
Kim’s defense is not just about errors and fielding percentage, but also about the range of plays she can make with her quick feet. From the catcher’s point of view, she covers the left side of the second base to the back of the first base. It’s a lot of work, but the team has no choice but to rely on her because she’s the one who gets the outs.
Especially when the team’s offense was struggling through May, the defense was crucial. If the team scores two runs, they only need to give up one to win. In Kiwoom, where run support is particularly scarce, Kim’s defense behind the plate has made the hapless pitchers smile.
Lee Jung-hoo, the team’s captain and Kim’s 2017 recruit, often cheers when he sees Kim’s defense from the outfield. He recently said, “(Kim’s defense) is ridiculous. I’ve admired (Kim) since he and Hye-sung were the Keystone combination. Her defense is so wide. It must be hard for her to cover so much ground, but she is indispensable to the team. As a captain, I’m always grateful and thankful for her hard work.”
Hye-sung doesn’t just play defense at second base. She is also responsible for communicating with pitchers and sharing the game plan with other infielders. When Park Byung-ho stepped down as captain in August 2021, the team made him the youngest captain in KBO history for a reason.
Pitcher Jang Jae-young said, “Hye-sung keeps me centered in the ballpark. He tells me a lot of good things when I’m on the mound and looking back to catch my breath. Sometimes
After winning the Golden Glove as a shortstop in 2021, Kim switched to second base last year and won the Golden Glove, becoming the first player in KBO history to win both the shortstop 메이저놀이터 추천 and second base Golden Gloves. She had the highest fielding percentage (0.984) among players who played 700 innings at second base last year.he’ll say, ‘Take your time because you’re in a hurry,’ or ‘Focus on the batter because no one can easily run with your pitching motion,’ and it’s more helpful to hear that from a player.”
However, while Kim played 129 games last year and fielded 1080 innings in 127 games at second base, this year she has already played 567⅔ innings at second base with the team having played 69 games. Outside of those 67 games, he’s only started one game at designated hitter. Kim is busy on the offensive side of the ball, ranking second in the league in stolen bases (15), but he needs to stay in shape as he has been selected for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games in October.