“It is clear that Kim Dong-yeop is needed to reinforce Samsung’s offensive power,” Ahn Chi-yong, former commentator

Kim Dong-yeop (33, Samsung) from overseas is showing off his slugger DNA at a camp in Okinawa, Japan. Former commentator Ahn Chi-yong emphasized that Kim Dong-yeop’s role is important in terms of strengthening Samsung’s offensive power.  

Kim Dong-yeop, who started preparing for this season at Futures Camp rather than 1st team camp, hit a 2-run homer in the 7th inning with a 6-point lead in the game against the Nippon Ham Fighters 2nd team at Kunigami Kaigin Stadium in Okinawa, Japan on the 16th, proving his slugger DNA. exerted 

Kim Dong-yeop, who joined the 1st team camp, put on an exciting batting show in the self-evaluation match held at Akama Ball Park on the 21st. Kim Dong-yeop, who came out as the designated hitter for the back team at number 6, entered his first plate in the first inning, but withdrew with a fly to right field. He hit a two-run arch over the left fence with two outs and first base in the 4th inning, followed by a double with 2 RBIs in the 6th inning. 3 at-bats, 2 hits, 4 RBI, 2 runs scored. 

After hitting the 20 home run high for the third time in his personal career in 2020, Kim Dong-yeop drew a downward trend with 4 home runs in 2021 and 2 home runs last year. It is said that his position has become narrower than in previous years, but if he uses his strengths properly, a rebound is possible.

Former commentator Ahn Chi-yong appeared on the baseball YouTube ‘Baseball Lunch: Brunch’ and said, “Kim Dong-yeop’s defense is weak, so if the offense is not supported, the value of this player’s utilization decreases.” ” said He also added, “It is clear that Kim Dong-yeop is needed to reinforce Samsung’s offensive power. If Kim Dong-yeop is in normal condition, Samsung’s offensive power will improve. 

Coach Park Jin-man, a former national shortstop, tends to emphasize the importance of defense. Kim Dong-yeop is a player who has strengths in offense rather than defense. Former commentator Ahn Chi-yong said, “It is more effective for Kim Dong-yeop to maximize his strengths rather than to compensate for his weaknesses.” 토토사이트

He mentioned the psychological aspect rather than the technical aspect of Kim Dong-yeop’s sluggish performance. “It’s not a matter of batting stance. I think there’s a problem with stance if your grades aren’t good, but I don’t think that’s the case. I hit 20 homers, but the psychological part is bigger. I can’t afford to show my play and I have no choice but to be chased. That’s why I can’t play my own baseball.” 

Samsung, which uses a hitter-friendly stadium as its home ground, ranked 7th in team home runs (103) last year. Jose Pirella (28) and Oh Jae-il (21) were the only players with more than 20 homers on the team last year. Even if the range is expanded to a double-digit home run, there are only Kang Min-ho (13) and Lee Won-seok (10). 

Former commentator Ahn Chi-yong pointed out, “Among Samsung’s young players, players who can expect long hits don’t look like that. Currently, there are only Pirella, Oh Jae-il, and Kim Dong-yeop. There is a shortage of geopo-type players.” He emphasized the role of Kim Dong-yeop, saying, “I need a lot of giant cannons to make use of that advantage in 72 games.”

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