Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres), who visited the Gocheok Sky Dome after a long time, had a bright expression. Kim Ha-seong, who played numerous matches at Gocheok Dome until just three years ago, smiled and said, “It feels good to be back on the home ground.”
On the afternoon of the 2nd, the national baseball team led by coach Lee Kang-cheol held an official training session at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul. For the first time, all 30 members of the national team, which returned to Korea the previous day, gathered together and worked together.
Kim Ha-seong, who joined the national team while digesting his team’s San Diego spring camp, said, “I feel like I’m back on the home ground after playing at Gocheok Dome for the first time in several years.”
Kim Ha-seong, who made his professional debut at Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom) in 2014, blossomed his skills at the Gocheok Dome, which opened in 2016. He hit 20 homers for three consecutive years from 2016 to 2018, and in 2020 he hit 30 homers with a batting average of 0.306, establishing himself as the league’s best shortstop.
Ha-seong Kim, who conquered the country, signed a contract with Major League Baseball San Diego after the 2020 season, and in the 2022 season, he took the position of the main shortstop and even became a finalist for the Gold Glove in the National League shortstop category.
Kim Ha-seong, who hadn’t been able to get along with his ‘Korean’ teammates in recent years, had fun training while facing familiar faces.
Ha-seong Kim said, “It’s good to have a good conversation in Korean, and it was comfortable because there were many players I played with when I was in Korea,” and said, “Everything was good.”
Kim Ha-seong is preparing to take a leap forward by revising his batting form during the offseason.
He said, “It hasn’t changed much from last year, and the purpose is to make up for what is lacking. It’s going smoothly,” he said.토토사이트
On this day, the national team, which first gathered as a whole, conducted defense training and operational training ‘privately’. Especially on defense, the role of Kim Ha-seong and Tommy Hyeon-su Edman (St.
Kim Ha-seong said, “There is no shift prohibition rule in this WBC, so I think it could be used a lot when a powerful hitter comes out.”
Kim Ha-sung and Edman’s Keystone combination is receiving a lot of attention not only in Korea but also abroad. It is expected that he will show the best defense in the WBC.
Ha-seong Kim also expressed his anticipation. He said, “Hearing such stories, I think I need to prepare better and do well,” he said.