Two injuries → Futures appearance → AVG .341 ‘hot’… NC 24-year-old AG catcher, 1st team when? “Thinking of an expanded entry in September”

“I am thinking of an expanded entry in September.”

NC Dinos catcher Kim Hyung-jun (24) was named to the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games roster. Kim Hyung-joon plans to keep Kiwoom’s rookie catcher Kim Dong-heon and the Asian Games catcher.

Kim Hyung-joon, who came from Gadongcho-Segwangjoong-Segwangwang and joined NC in the 9th place in the 2nd round of the 1st round in 2018, had a batting average of 0.227, 59 hits, 5 homers, 22 RBIs and 31 points in 159 games in the 1st team until the 2020 season.

Afterwards, Kim Hyung-joon enlisted in the Armed Forces Sports Unit (Sangmu) after the 2020 season ended. He played 48 games in the 2021 season and recorded a batting average of 0.268, 34 hits, 3 home runs, 23 RBIs and 20 points, and then a batting average of 0.270, 60 hits, 5 home runs, 48 ​​RBIs and 43 points in 60 games in the 2022 season.

However, in August of last year, right before he was discharged, the bad luck of an anterior cruciate ligament rupture came. He returned in May of this year, but had to take another hiatus due to ligament damage in his right ankle after stepping on a ball during training.

Kim Hyung-joon, who recovered quickly, began to digest actual matches through the Sangmu Match on the 5th of last month. In 11 games in July, he had a batting average of .321 with 9 hits, 2 homers, 6 RBIs and 3 runs scored. August is better. He’s only played 4 games, but he’s batting .385 with 5 hits, 1 home run, 4 RBIs and 3 runs scored. His batting average in July and August reached 0.341. Now it’s clearly showing that there is no problem with his physical condition.먹튀검증

However, he still seems to be taking a long time to get up to the first-team roster. Currently, there are three NC catchers, including ‘4.6 billion catcher’ Park Se-hyeok, Park Dae-on and Ahn Jung-yeol. NC coach Kang In-kwon believes that it is better to continue playing Futures games if you have to play in the Hangzhou Asian Games soon, but if you come up to the first team and waste time without being able to play.

In a meeting with reporters ahead of the Suwon KT game on the 11th, Coach Kang said, “Kim Hyung-joon is training normally. However, he needs to check a little more about the part that puts him in the first team. He was named in the Asian Games national team, but he shouldn’t come up to the first team and not be able to play and lose his senses.”

He continued, “It’s okay if I can continue to play in the first team, but it is a little difficult to do that. He continues to play games for the Futures to keep his senses, and then he tries to think about a call-up when he expands in September.”

Jo Gye-hyun, head of the KBO Power Reinforcement Committee, said, “I thought that Kim Hyung-joon’s abilities were sufficiently verified before he went to the military,” showing expectations for his potential at the Hangzhou Asian Games.

Will Kim Hyung-joon be able to play in the first team after making 100% physical condition in the Futures League and show coach Kang In-kwon’s favorite play?

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