“I think I’m still a little inexperienced, so…”
In 17 games this season, second-year infielder Kim Do-young (20) is batting .342 with 25 hits in 73 at-bats, two home runs, seven RBIs, 11 runs scored, seven doubles, a .368 on-base percentage, a .521 OPS, an .889 slugging percentage and a .235 on-base percentage. Aside from a slight dip in his on-base percentage, this is a stellar stat line. Considering he’s only a sophomore, he deserves a lot of praise.
However, Kim Jong-kook is not so quick to praise Kim Do-young. After all, he sees things that people don’t easily catch. “He’s still a little inexperienced, so he’s just trying to attack,” Kim said before the Gwangju Doosan game was canceled due to rain on the 22nd.
This isn’t to say that Kim shouldn’t attack and focus more on defense. It’s about being too aggressive at the plate. Basically, it’s very important for a hitter to be confident and swing aggressively. That way, they can show their full potential.
However, in Kim’s opinion, Do-young’s aggressiveness can sometimes go too far. He said, “There is a part of me that tries to hit difficult balls. Even in the case of yesterday, I ended up losing to Yang Ji (Doosan) at a crucial moment. When the opponent’s pitches change, there is a part of me that is a little less prepared.” In fact, in the Gwangju Doosan game on the 21st, there was also a scene where he was fooled by Yang’s pitching. It should be noted that his batting average in scoring position is also related to this part.
Basically, Kim relies heavily on his athleticism. Athleticism is a blessing. Combine that with experience and wisdom, and you have the makings of a true two-way player. Of course, he deserves to be praised for his performance, but Kim is looking for something he can improve upon 메이저사이트.
Kim said, “Experience. He’s played 20 games now, and because of his inexperience, his defense and ability to deal with ball placement is poor. It’s good to be confident, but yesterday’s defeat was due to lack of experience. I’m still coming back from injury. I need to play full time at least once.”
Kim’s point is 100% correct. Do-Young Kim was a backup last year, and this season he came on at the end of the first half. Simply put, Schilling is an all-time great, and Avery (who has years of stats, not batting average) is not. Eventually, Avery will skyrocket like everyone else, but it’s something to keep an eye on.
However, I don’t think we need to worry too much about Kim’s points, as they can be addressed with experience. Kim Do-young is a player who will continue to play full-time in the future, barring injury. He is already KIA’s main infielder and starting third baseman. There’s still the military service variable, but for now, KIA is fully supporting Kim’s development.