Left fielder Kim Hyun-soo (35), who has represented the league for the past 15 years, is trying to transform into a first baseman this season. But it doesn’t seem easy.

LG recruited outfielder Austin Dean as a foreign hitter this season, and it was in need of traffic control in the outfield, including Park Hae-min, Hong Chang-ki, Kim Hyun-soo, and Moon Seong-ju. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop, who was looking for a starting first baseman when first baseman Chae Eun-seong obtained FA qualification and moved to Hanwha last season, planned to turn Kim Hyeon-soo, who had experience at first base, into first base along with Lee Jae-won.

He expected that if it was Kim Hyun-soo, who had often appeared as a first baseman, he would be able to adapt without difficulty. However, when I open the lid, it seems that the first baseman is not easy. 먹튀검증

Kim Hyun-soo started as a first baseman in the match against SSG Landers in the ‘2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Demonstration Match’ held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 27th and played a full-time game, but bowed his head by committing two mistakes. He made the mistake of knocking Choi Sang-min’s first base ground ball through his crotch, and when he grounded in front of San’s pitcher, he even failed to catch it. In the game against Kiwoom on the 26th, he also played as first baseman, but made an error and made three errors in two games.

It was only natural that Kim Hyun-soo rarely defended first base in spring camp and was the main left fielder in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). No matter how old he is, he is bound to make mistakes if he is not prepared. The 35-year-old Hyun-soo Kim has narrowed his reaction time and defensive range compared to his prime. You can tell just by looking at his failed diving catch in the last WBC match against Czech Republic.

In modern baseball, the first baseman isn’t what he used to be. In the past, first baseman was a position with less burden on defense, and it was a position that allowed players with good offensive power to concentrate on attacking. However, in modern baseball, first base is a hot corner comparable to third base. As the number of strong left-handed batters increases, many difficult hits come from the first base side, unlike what you see. As the number of left-handed batters increases and strategic baseball due to shift increases, the first baseman is never an easy defense.

And above all, it is a position with a high risk of injury. Unlike other bases, the batter can step on first base, so the batter runs at full speed. So, you can often see them colliding with batters in the process of catching. Major injuries often occur during this process.

First baseman has to learn everything from one to ten. Attention is focusing on whether Kim Hyun-soo, who has been active as the national left fielder for a long time, can succeed as a first baseman.

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