“With the Futures (2nd Division) All-Star as an opportunity, I hope that such a place where I can grow further and be selected as a first-team All-Star and play against good seniors will come soon.”
Kim Beom-seok, a promising star of the LG Twins, delivered a bold goal.
Kim Beom-seok is a right-handed catcher resource that is attracting so much attention that he was selected by LG with the overall number 7 in the 1st round in the 2023 rookie draft. His natural slugging ability is cited as a strength, and he also had first-team experience, albeit briefly, in early June.
Recognized for his potential, Kim Beom-seok was selected as an All-Star in the Northern League at the Futures All-Star Game held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 14th.
Kim Bum-seok, who we met before the game, said, “It’s not the 1st team, but I think it’s a real honor because being a Futures All-Star is a place where good players from the 2nd team gather. When he was first picked he felt really good. He seems to be able to motivate me to work hard. I will train harder and feel better.”
Kim Beom-seok, a native of Gimhae, often came to Sajik Baseball Stadium to watch baseball when he was young. His visit to Busan this time is bound to be even more meaningful to him.
He said, “When I was young, I always used to watch baseball here. It is his first time playing baseball, but the feeling is new and he remembers a lot when he was young. When he arrived in the morning, he was in a strange mood,” he said with a shy smile.
However, the professional stage was not easy for him. In particular, the most difficult part is that I play every day unlike usual.
Kim Bum-seok said, “I didn’t know how difficult it was to keep playing because it was my first time, but now that summer has come, I know why it is so difficult to be a professional baseball player.” My recent record is not good, but I will take a good break starting from the All-Star break and prepare for good results from the second half.”
The help of many seniors is a great source of strength for Kim Bum-seok. In particular, it is said that some seniors do not give advice because they want him to feel it directly rather than simple advice.
He said, “My seniors said that in the first year, you shouldn’t over-pace yourself and you should feel it to know a lot. He said a lot of good things, but it seems that he didn’t do it on purpose and made me feel alone.”
As I said earlier, he experienced a short but first-team stage early last month. Unfortunately, he has yet to report his hits. Kim Beom-seok said, “I went to the 1st team and played the starting game, and (home stadium) Jamsil Baseball Stadium I went to bat. He didn’t know what it felt like at first, but when he got to the plate he wanted to know why he was playing for the first team. He looked back and said, “There was a lot of cheering and a lot of spectators came.”
At the same time, Kim Beom-seok said, “I think I felt a lot while playing as a starter in an interesting first-team game. It was a different experience for him. I think it served as a driving force for me to move forward and an opportunity to work hard.”
The first hit in the professional first team is currently his first goal. Kim Bum-seok said, “(At the time he went up to the first team) he would have been personally satisfied if he had hit and came, but unfortunately he couldn’t hit. The next time he went up, his first target was a hit. After that, I will set a goal step by step with a long hit and then a home run.”
He almost got his first hit against the Gocheok Kiwoom Heroes on June 6, which was his first start. In the first at-bat in the top of the 3rd inning, he drew a walk from opposing starting pitcher Eric Yokishi, and in the top of the 4th inning, he hit Yokishi’s 3 pitches from 1st, 1st and 3rd base, and produced a big ball to the center field. Unfortunately, the ball was sucked into the glove of Kiwoom center fielder Lee Jung-hoo, and Kim Beom-seok’s hit remained as a sacrifice fly. His record at the time was 2 at-bats, no hits, 1 RBI and 1 walk.
Regarding the situation at the time, Kim Bum-seok said, “I honestly expected a double hit, but Lee Jeong-hoo caught it leisurely. He felt the wall of the first team,” he said, sticking out his tongue.
Before the end of the first half, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop praised Kim Bum-seok for having sufficient qualities, but gave him a homework assignment. That’s ‘weight loss’.오래된 토토사이트
Regarding this, Kim Bum-seok said, “I am working hard. He helped me a lot in the training part, so I am working hard in the morning and evening while playing the game.”
Finally, he promised future growth, saying, “I will grow further with the Futures All-Star as an opportunity.”
Meanwhile, Kim Bum-seok, after conducting the interview, sortie as Northern All-Star designated hitter No. 4 in the Futures All-Star game, and won the MVP award by swinging a fire bat with 2 hits, 1 home run and 4 RBIs in 4 at-bats. Thanks to Kim Beom-seok’s performance, the Northern All-Stars defeated the Southern All-Stars 9-7.