Was he a baseball genius? Home run + surprise bunt + hustle defense, Kang Baek-ho showed everything
Kang Baek-ho (24, kt Wiz), a ‘baseball genius’, is in the spotlight of many fans with his improved performance on the ground.
Kang Baek-ho is continuing his outstanding performance after the opening. He is energizing the team’s offense with a batting average of 0.383 (18 hits in 52 at-bats) in 11 games, 3 homers, 9 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.061. He also showed a witty play with a surprise bunt that broke through the defensive shift that concentrated fielders between 1st and 2nd base in preparation for himself, who was a left-handed batter.
There were also noticeable changes ahead of this season. He returned to the outfield after changing positions to first baseman for the 2020 season. He plays corner outfielders in left field and right field, and plays hobi that raises the mood. He is also making a sliding catch and a hobi that does not lose concentration while hitting the fence.토토사이트
KT coach Lee Kang-cheol generously applauded Kang Baek-ho for his performance, which was different from previous years, even before the season, and continued to praise him again ahead of the match against the Hanwha Eagles in Suwon on the 16th.
Director Lee said, “Kang Baek-ho is changing a lot. He is doing well with sincerity. It was like that before, but he seems to have felt it a lot while playing in various international competitions. It is basic to do so, such as game play and base running. I get hurt on the back, but yesterday (15th) it seemed like I decided to slide and came in. If I do that, there will be no injuries.”
As the reason for Kang Baek-ho’s change, director Lee cited the presence of veteran Park Byeong-ho (37). Park Byeong-ho trains with Kang Baek-ho from an early age and is known to give many advices in many ways.
Director Lee said, “(Park Byung-ho) seems to have been telling me to come early since spring camp, as well as setting up early special hits and early morning training hours. 2023 World Baseball Classic) They did the same when they went to the national team. Those things seem to have changed a lot. Since (Park) Byung-ho is so diligent, he seems to have been influenced a lot by following those routines well.”
In the meantime, Kang Baek-ho was nicknamed ‘baseball genius’, but there was an evaluation that it depended only on his talent. But he is different this year. He is taking a step closer to becoming a complete player by adding even more effort. Kang Baek-ho changes little by little and shows everything of himself on the pitch. Fans are paying attention to what kind of performance he will show this year.