“I will run for life.”
The resolution is too high. Last season, I received many opportunities to participate, but it was a year with regrets. This year, I am determined to make a mark with clear grades. This is the story of KT infielder Oh Yoon-seok (31), who is sweating in preparation for the 2023 season. He said, “I hope 2023 will be my year. I will try to live or die so as not to lose in the main competition,” he emphasized.
Wearing a KT uniform as a trade in 2021, Oh Yoon-seok shows compliant defense and is in an atmosphere of establishing himself as the main second baseman to succeed ‘Captain’ Park Kyung-soo. In fact, he played more games than Park Kyung-soo, the main second baseman in the 2022 season. However, there were ups and downs in his hitting. He played in 112 games last year and had a batting average of 0.234, 6 homers, 37 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.665.
He knows his weaknesses well. So this year, I have a strong will to definitely upgrade not only in defense but also in hitting. Oh Yoon-seok said, “This is the first time I have been given as many opportunities as last season. He had good things, but it was a year of great regret. I wanted to do well for myself, and I wanted to repay the trust of the head coach and coaches, but I ended up with disappointing results.”
He continued, “Every player has the desire to play well when the opportunity comes to them. Me too. There wasn’t a season that wasn’t important to me. This year, I want to create a season called ‘KT’s main second baseman is Oh Yun-seok’.” 메이저사이트
There is a change in the KT infield in the 2023 season. Shim Woo-jun, who was the main shortstop last season, joined the Sangmu (Army Sports Corps) baseball team this year, and KT solved the desperate task of ‘securing a starting shortstop’ by recruiting shortstop Kim Sang-soo, who led the Samsung dynasty, as a free agent (FA). Oh Yoon-seok promised to play an active part with Kim Sang-soo as a ‘keystone combination’ this season. However, the first goal is to survive the main competition.
He said, “Keystone combination? Surviving the (second baseman) competition comes first (laughs),” he said. “(Kim) Sang-soo is a very famous star and a good senior. When he was at Samsung, he also saw a lot of second base, so I think he has so much to learn. He emphasized that being able to play baseball together is something he is grateful for.” “(Park) Kyungsoo-hyung and (Kim) Sangsoo-hyung both have a lot of experience. He added, “I want to learn a lot, such as the process of preparing when defending.”
To establish himself as the starting second baseman, this season is more important than ever. His condition and physical condition before spring camp are also good. All that remains is sweat, hard work, and practice.
Oh Yoon-seok said, “I am in good condition, and I think my physical condition has improved by about 70%. I am paying a lot of attention to the physical part in order not to get tired quickly at camp.” I want to strengthen my defense and take more training. In particular, since there are many shortcomings in hitting, I plan to focus on training, such as how to deal with breaking balls in consultation with the coach and techniques to bet on a winning count.”
threading the main stem. The goal is clear. In addition to this, I want to feel the joy of the combined victory once again. Oh Yoon-seok said, “As soon as I came to KT, I experienced a combined victory. Last year, I also experienced fall baseball for the first time. The experience was terrifying. I really want to win one more time,” he said. “I am not a good player, but many fans support me. Thank you so much. We will do our best to live up to the expectations of our fans.”