Seo Geon-chang, Kang Han-ul, Kim Min-sung, who became free…Will KIA’s infield depth be a choice full of variables

The KIA Tigers infield in the 2024 season is full of variables. Can veteran infielders such as Kang Han-ul and Kim Min-sung, who are in the FA market, and Seo Geon-chang, who became free agents, be options to strengthen the Debs.

KIA has the biggest question mark on its infield record in the 2024 season. “Former Captain” second baseman Kim Sun-bin went to the FA market. It cannot be a constant in the 2024 season’s power composition at the present time because it cannot guarantee 100% of its remaining.

Third baseman Kim Do-young and shortstop Park Chan-ho underwent surgery that required long-term rehabilitation due to head-first sliding and hand injuries caused by dune, respectively. It is unclear whether both players will be able to join the first team in perfect condition in the early 2024 season. First baseman Hwang Dae-in also needs rehabilitation after undergoing surgery to remove bone fragments in his right elbow.

With so many question marks on the main infield, KIA plans to pay attention to fostering internal resources such as Byun Woo-hyuk, Kim Kyu-sung, Hong Jong-pyo and Park Min. However, if young infielders do not come up enough to be in the first division stage, there will be a major setback in team management in the early 2024 season.

To be a winner in a long-term race, strengthening depth is essential. In particular, if veteran fielders fill the gap that can occur suddenly, it creates an opportunity to escape from a crisis quickly. In the case of the LG Twins, who achieved an integrated victory in the 2023 season, veteran infielder Kim Min-sung, who filled Oh Ji-hwan’s injury gap at the beginning of the season, was also outstanding.

KIA is also in desperate need of an experienced infielder’s presence. Ryu Ji-hyuk, who played such a role well, left the team in the middle of the 2023 season in a trade, so the gap is inevitably more real. Therefore, attention is being paid to whether KIA will try to strengthen its veteran infielder through external recruitment. 토토사이트

In the FA market, Kim Min-sung and Kang Han-ul are available as resources to reinforce the infield depth. Kim Min-sung played in 112 games in the 2023 season and showed a rebound trend with a batting average of 0.249/68 hits/ 8 home runs/ 41 RBIs. He is able to play all infield positions and still has the ability to shoot left-handed pitchers, which is not rusty. Kim Min-sung, who is thorough in taking care of his body and earning a role as a model for his juniors with warm leadership, is an essential player in long-term races.

Kang Han-ul has the advantage of the utility player’s ability to play the entire infield defense position stably. It is evaluated as a resource that can help strengthen the team’s infield depth over the next few years in the 1991 infield season, where he has experience in 829 games in the first division. Of course, it should be considered that Kim Min-sung is in FAB grade with compensation players and Kang Han-ul is in FAC grade without compensation players.

Seo Geon-chang, who was excluded from the LG holdout list, is also a resource that can be brought in without counter-payment. LG released it as a free agent at the request of Seo Kun-chang, who has a strong will to extend his active duty. KIA is also expected to consider recruiting enough to strengthen its depth only when Seo Geon-chang, who is also from Gwangju, is also required.

I wonder if KIA will seek to recruit veteran fielders to reinforce the infield depth, which is the biggest concern in the 2024 season.

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