Son A-seop (NC), who boasts the 4th place in all-time batting average (0.321), believed that 21-year-old switch hitter shortstop Kim Joo-won would definitely explode. Son Ah-seop and Kim Joo-won sat down to have lunch on the 13th (hereinafter Korean time) after morning training at NC Spring Camp’s Reed Lake Annex Field in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Son Ah-seop did not dare to say anything different to Kim Joo-won even at the dinner table. He seemed to be eating his meal almost without speaking. As the reporters left after eating, they had a light conversation with Ah-seop Son. The reporter asked Son Ah-seop if he thought Kim Joo-won would do well in the future. 바카라사이트
Kim Joo-won is a top-notch prospect that NC openly promotes. A switch-hitter shortstop who graduated from Yushin High School and entered the 2021 2nd 1st round with the 6th priority. In 96 games last year, he had a batting average of 0.223, 10 homers, 47 RBIs, 35 points and 10 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.719. It is his second year of high school, and he has the highest level of athletic ability compared to his year to the extent of achieving 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases.
The detailed hitting technique needs supplementation, but the industry’s view is that NC is a large prospect worth investing in in the first team with time. He’s good defensively too. He has established himself as the starting shortstop since the second half of last year, and is virtually challenging the first full-time shortstop this season. The switch hitter, which requires twice as much effort as others, continues.
Son Ah-seop said, “Our Joo-won will do well in the future. It’s Korean Lindor.” Francisco Lindor (30, New York Mets) is the best offensive shortstop in the major leagues. He is an indispensable core power in the Mets, enough to digest his long-term contract for 10 years, $341 million.
Even if lip service is reflected in Son A-seop’s story, I’m properly looking at Kim Joo-won’s potential. Son A-seop said, “There are not many young shortstops in the league right now. SSG Park Seong-han seems to be a shortstop worthy of going to the Asian Games. Joo Won should also go to the Asian Games.”
Of course, Kim Joo-won does not fall under the Asian Games age limit. What matters is the performance this season. Depending on whether or not he overcomes the barriers of his first full-time season, it is expected to be a watershed for participating in the Asian Games in September. If a wild card shortstop is chosen, Kim Joo-won should show a higher level of competitiveness.
Realistically, Kim Joo-won is a player who has shown little. So he is looking forward to this season. Kim Joo-won said, “Now that I am in my 3rd year, I have a sense of responsibility even at spring camp. He will take care of his mind well, and I will do what I have to do with a sense of responsibility.”