KT Wiz rookie Son Min-seok continues to perform well in the demonstration game.
Son Min-seok, who graduated from Gyeongnam High School, was nominated by KT with the 30th overall in the 3rd round of the 2023 rookie draft. Although it is his debut season, he is accumulating experience points by receiving many opportunities in exhibition matches.
Director Lee Kang-cheol also praised Son Min-seok. On the 23rd, ahead of the Suwon LG Twins match, he said, “I’m not shy and I’m going to the game. It’s a good look. I have good contact skills. That’s a positive thing. Defensive skills need to improve as you experience.”
In the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO league exhibition match held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 24th, Son Min-seok started as the 9th hitter and second baseman and recorded 2 hits, 1 steal, 2 RBIs and 1 point in 4 at-bats.
Son Min-seok participated in 8 exhibition games and marked 12 at-bats, 5 hits, 1 walk, 1 steal, 4 RBIs, 4 runs, a batting average of 0.417 OPS 0.846.
After the game, Son Min-seok said, “I participated in 8 demonstration games, but I am gradually less nervous than the first time. In the beginning, the players’ batting and base running were fast, so I was in a hurry in the defense part. There were times when it led to disappointing results.” “I watched the ball for a long time and paid attention to the timing of the hit, which led to better results than the last game.”
Next, Son Min-seok said, “Although I am a rookie, I think I am receiving an opportunity from the club or coach in that I am constantly participating in the game.” 스포츠토토
Manager Lee Kang-cheol said, “Son Min-seok made a good hit. He continues to show good performances.”
Ahead of this season, KT filled the void left by Shim Woo-jun and Kwon Dong-jin by signing free agent Kim Sang-soo, renewing the contract with Shin Bong-gi, and signing Lee Sang-ho, who had been released from LG. In addition, ‘newcomer’ Son Min-seok and Ryu Hyun-in are doing well in the demonstration game.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol said on the 23rd, “There are players with a lot of experience. If they have similar skills, experienced players will play.” .
Attention is focusing on whether Son Min-seok can be included in the opening entry by receiving passing points in the remaining 5 games of the demonstration game.