Oddly overlapping! How close can you get to this point?

Lotte Giants high school graduate rookie hitter Kim Min-seok. He debuted on the professional stage with the nickname ‘the second Lee Jung-hoo’. And he exudes a scent that resembles Lee Jung-hoo. There is already interest in how far this player will grow.

Kim Min-seok started as a leadoff in the match against the KIA Tigers held in Gwangju on the 2nd, and led the team to a 7-4 victory with 3 hits. He had three hits, including a double in the first inning, scored twice, and also had one stolen base. He served as the No. 1 hitter properly. Thanks to Kim Min-seok’s performance, Lotte has won 9 consecutive wins in 15 years.

What is surprising is that in addition to the fact that a high school graduate rookie hitter hit three hits in one game, it was the first time that he started as the first hitter that day. It received a lot of attention because it was a confrontation between rivals and winning teams, and it must have been nerve-wracking since it was the start of the game, but it opened the door with a double in the middle left. It also pushed the ball of KIA starter Medina with perfect timing. A broadcaster also analyzed Kim Min-seok’s blow in depth in a highlight program after the game. To say it was a 19-year-old hitter’s batting technique, it was already high in perfection.

There are many reasons why Kim Min-seok is evaluated as ‘the second Lee Jung-hoo’. Many things are similar. First of all, they are from the same Whimoon Middle School and Whimoon High School. Here, his style and the process of joining the pro team are almost the same. It’s even worth talking about that he has a warm appearance.

Lee Jung-hoo received the first nomination from Nexen Heroes in 2017, and Kim Min-seok was also selected by Lotte in the first round of the rookie draft, which has the same meaning as the first nomination. Both were shortstops in high school, and were equally praised for their great hitting talent and weak defense. Therefore, as soon as he entered the pro, he chose to switch to outfield defense to maximize his batting talent. He plays as center fielder side by side.

His first season was also similar. he is lucky After Lee Jung-hoo joined the team, he received a lot of attention as ‘Lee Jong-beom’s genius son’, but at the time, Nexen had Lim Byung-wook as the starting center fielder. However, before the start of the season, Lim Byung-wook was injured, and Lee Jung-hoo took over as the starting pitcher. Lee Jung-hoo, who started as the 8th hitter in the third game of the season against the LG Twins and went 0-for-3, took the opportunity two days later as the 2nd hitter in the game against the Lotte Giants and got 3 hits. And in June, he overtook prominent seniors such as Seo Kun-chang and Ko Jong-wook to take the leadoff spot, and now he has grown into the best hitter in the KBO League and is aiming to advance to the major leagues. Kiwoom’s team culture, which focuses on nurturing young players, also had a great influence on Lee Jung-hoo’s growth.

The same goes for Minseok Kim. Right after the opening game, he hardly got a chance, but Hwang Seong-bin, the main left fielder, suffered a finger injury and started to play. His performance was not as good as when he was a rookie, but many experts gave him thumbs up for his tight swing. It was also fortunate to meet a foreign director named Larry Sutton. I was fascinated by Kim Min-seok, who was young but confidently turned the bat.메이저사이트

Hwang Seong-bin returned and injured his leg again, and ahead of the KIA game on the 2nd, Ahn Kwon-soo, who was doing well, complained of elbow pain, so Kim Min-seok was lucky to go out as the first hitter. In the future, it will be difficult to write a lineup without Kim Min-seok. Following the multi-hit against Kiwoom Heroes on the 30th, he scored 5 hits in 2 games.

If Kim Min-seok shows steady hitting like Lee Jung-hoo in the opportunity that can be given for the time being, he can lay the foundation for establishing himself as a new star representing Lotte and the KBO league. His batting average is now 2.3, but if he consistently plays in the set batting order, he has the ability to raise it to the second half. Of course, he takes this opportunity with his own efforts and will. He can’t rely only on luck. Senior Lee Jung-hoo definitely seized the opportunity. It’s similar up to the start, but I think it’ll be fun to see what the end of the season is like.

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