First selection of the Futures season → Cool multi-hit, 35-year-old Samsung One Club Man Diagnosis of national shortstop “I need to check more”
“I need to check more.”
Samsung Lions One Club Man outfielder Kim Heon-gon started as the third batter and designated hitter in the 2023 KBO Futures League Lotte Futures team held at Sangdong Stadium on the 31st. Kim Heon-gon, who played the first actual game of the season as a pinch hitter in the game on the 27th after not being able to play many games due to a back injury this season, was the first starter of the season on this day.
Kim Heon-gon added strength to Samsung’s 8-5 victory by wielding 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run in 4 at-bats that day. He was replaced by Song Jun-seok at the end of the game. When he appeared as a substitute on the 27th, he went 0-for-2 in two at-bats, but on this day he picked up two cool hits
Samsung manager Park Jin-man, whom I met ahead of the KT Wiz match held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 31st, also continued to receive reports on Kim Heon-gon’s condition.
Coach Park said, “I have now played two games for the Futures. I’m constantly checking his physical condition, and I’m reporting everything. However, he has hardly been able to train this season. I think he needs to check some more,” he said thoughtfully.
After graduating from Gyeongbuk Middle School – Jeju Tourism High School – Yeungnam University, Kim Heon-gon, who joined Samsung in the 5th round 36th in 2011, played only at Samsung without a single transfer, except for the days of service in the Armed Forces Sports Unit (Sangmu). He played 777 games for Samsung and recorded a career batting average of 0.269, 600 hits, 36 homers, 268 RBIs and 285 runs.
In particular, in the 2018 season, he had a career high season with a batting average of 0.300, 154 hits, 11 home runs, 71 RBIs, 77 points and 22 stolen bases in 141 games, recording his first 30% in his debut and triple-digit hits. Even in 2019, he had a batting average close to 300 and three-digit hits.먹튀검증
However, Kim Heon-gon, who walked the path of sluggishness in the 2020 and 2021 seasons, played 80 games last season and stayed with a batting average of 0.192, 18 hits, 1 home run, and 20 RBIs. He started the season as captain, but resigned as captain in the middle of the season amid continued sluggishness, and he could not laugh as he overlapped the dishonorable record of 43 consecutive at-bats without a hit. In the end, he did not even apply for FA qualification.
From tomorrow (September 1), expanded entry will be implemented. Five more players per team can be added to make the first-team entry 33 instead of 28.