Lee Jung-hoo left after Kiwoom’s lowest rank. Kim Hye-sung said, “I’ll lead the fall baseball and go to ML.”

Big leaguer Lee Jung-hoo (26, San Francisco Giants) finished last in the last season of the KBO League. I felt even heavier because I couldn’t give strength to the falling Kiwoom Heroes due to injury.

Kim Hye-sung (25, Keum), who is pursuing to enter the Major League Baseball (MLB) following Lee Jung-hoo after the end of this season, dreams of a better “happy ending” than his close friend.

Kim Hye-sung said in an interview at the opening media day of the professional baseball league on Tuesday, “Many Kiwoom fans must have been saddened as they ranked the bottom last year. We need to show different performances this year. We will be able to bring our team back to the stage of fall baseball,” expressing his commitment to start the new season.고소득알바

Kiwoom was at the bottom of the league with 58 wins, three draws and 83 losses last year. It is the second time that Kiwoom ranked last in the KBO league in 2008 after 2011 (8th out of eight teams). It was the first experience for Kim Hye-sung, who joined Kiwoom with Lee Jung-hoo in 2017.

Prospects for Kiwoom this season are also not bright. Analysts say that the team’s strength has weakened due to the absence of pillars for Lee Jung-hoo, Ahn Woo-jin and pitchers. However, Kim has strong commitment not to lose the bottom as this could be the last season he will spend in the KBO League.

After the end of this season, Kim will be eligible to enter overseas markets through the posting system (closed competitive bidding). Kiwoom also confirmed Kim’s commitment to Major League Baseball and will actively support the team.

Already, some Major League teams have shown interest in Kim Hye-sung, the best infielder in the KBO league, which is highly likely to advance to the big leagues. In order for Kim Hye-sung to be treated well by Major League teams, he should achieve “the beauty of ending” well in the KBO League this year.

Kiwoom Heroes Lee Jung-hoo and Kim Hye-sung answer reporters’ questions during Shinhan Bank’s SOL 2023 KBO Media Day at the Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel in Yongsan, Seoul, on the 30th. 2023. 3.30/News1 ⓒ News1 Jang Soo-young

“(Lee) Jung-hoo also wanted to do well last year, but unfortunately, that didn’t happen as he got injured,” Kim Hye-sung said. “So, I really want to have good performances not only for my team but also for individuals this season. It is also important to finish the season well without getting injured. Jung-hoo told me not to get hurt and do well.”

Kim Hye-sung’s goal for this season is to advance to the postseason and win the title. If he wants to pursue that dream in the 144 games of his career, he should make a good start. Kiwoom will face the KIA Tigers at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on Sunday.

“I will challenge myself to win the championship beyond fall baseball,” he said. “First of all, the opening game is important. Kia ranks as a candidate for the championship, but I think we can also be a candidate for the championship. We will stage a good match among the championship contenders,” he expressed confidence.

Kim will also have a meaningful showdown with the former big leaguer who left a big step in the Major League. It could be her last season to face off against Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned after 12 years, and Choo Shin-soo, who will leave the field after this year.

He said, “It is an honor to be able to play with the two seniors I saw while raising my dream of becoming a baseball player when I was young. I’m really excited and happy to imagine myself playing defense when Choo Shin-soo is at the plate, and I’m hitting when Ryu Hyun-jin is on the mound.”

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