KIA Tigers’ “Defensive King” Park Chan-ho (28) praised the talent of his junior and best infielder Kim Do-young (20). Park Chan-ho appeared on a baseball YouTube steamed baseball hosted by Seo Dong-wook and comedian Kim Tae-won from KIA on the 22nd and spoke candidly when questions were asked about Kim Do-young.
Park Chan-ho said, “That’s one of the greatest talents ever. When I see him hit the bat, I’ve never seen a friend with that talent, even though he was in the same team. I envy him.” That’s an accurate assessment from the senior, who has been watching Kim Do-young the most for the past two years.헤라카지노
Park Chan-ho regretted that Kim played only 84 games this season due to various injuries. In fact, Kim fractured his metatarsal bone while running on the base early in the season, and had to be rehabilitated until mid-June. He suffered a ruptured medial collateral ligament and scoliosis in his left thumb while headfirst sliding on the first base at the Asian Professional Baseball Championship late last month. He underwent surgery and began rehabilitation for four months. One month has passed since then.
It is true that Kim Do-young is talented and healthy. He recorded a batting average of 0.303 with seven homers, 47 RBIs, 72 runs and 25 stolen bases by recording an OPS of 0.824, or 0.12 in 84 games this season. He played 84 games and stole nearly 30 bases. He hit a home run that hit Kwak Bin at the top of the stand at Jamsil Stadium. His batting speed was 173.8 km.
His athletic ability is the top of the top of his class. He played 84 games and stole nearly 30 bases with explosive speed, and hit a home run with tremendous power. It can be said that the change in which the bat on the shoulder was lowered near the chest succeeded.
Of course, Park Chan-ho also mentioned Kim Do-young’s shortcomings. It is his temperament, not his skill. “Doyoung is a little timid. His personality is a little weak, and he is a little bit stiff.” Every player has this shortcoming. Kim Do-young is a player who has far more strengths than weaknesses.
Park Chan-ho praised Kim Do-young, but Park actually contributed more to his team this season. This year, Park had a batting average of 0.301, three homers, 52 RBIs, 73 runs scored, and 30 stolen bases with an OPS of 0.355. He and Oh Ji-hwan (33, LG Twins) shared the first defensive player title.
Park Chan-ho and Kim Do-young are also valuable resources of KIA’s infield. As Park Chan-ho will qualify as an FA at the end of the 2025 season, the two players are the infielders on the left side of KIA’s flagship until then. I felt enough at the end of the season that the infield and the top batting line were already empty.