Geopo Kim Dong-yeop (33), who hit 22 home runs and 27 home runs at SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) in 2017 and 2018, drew a clear downward curve after being traded to the Samsung Lions.
In 2019, the first year of his transfer, he only played 60 games and suffered from an extreme sluggish batting average of 0.215.
He seemed to be resurrected in 2020 with a batting average of 0.312 and 20 home runs, but he sat down again the following year.
The aftermath of the injured latissimus dorsi before the opening was great.
The injury also shook his mentality.토토사이트
Kim Dong-yeop, whom we met at the Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 4th, said, “It was a time when my confidence completely collapsed.”
Even after recovering his physical condition, Kim Dong-yeop seldom recovered.
“There was a lot of pressure to show something,” he said.
There were also loud voices comparing him to Lee Ji-young (currently Kiwoom Heroes) and Ko Jong-wook (currently KIA Tigers), who were opponents of the triangle trade.
The problem with his right shoulder, which had been weakened by previous surgery, also held back Kim Dong-yeop.
Outfielder Kim Dong-yeop showed a problem with throwing.
He also practiced throwing with his left hand to overcome his defensive throwing problems.
Kim Dong-yeop stopped training his left hand throw, but recently resumed it.
This is the part where you can guess how much stress Kim Dong-yeop is suffering from.
Kim Dong-yeop said, “I put a lot of effort into recovering my mentality,” and “I put in all sorts of efforts.
Kim Dong-yeop’s mental recovery was a big task not only for the player himself, but also for the Samsung team.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man wanted Kim Dong-yeop to put down the burden.
Coach Park reduced the burden on the defense by fixing Kim Dong-yeop as the designated hitter before the start of this season.
He also discouraged the modification of the batting form. Manager Park Jin-man said, “Kim Dong-yeop has changed his batting form countless times, perhaps because of his anxiety.”
Kim Dong-yeop seems to be letting go of the burden little by little. “I’m not thinking about defense, and I’ve completed my batting form to some extent,” he said.
Kim Dong-yeop said that above all, his father’s warm words helped him recover his mentality.
He said, “His father (Kim Sang-guk, former coach of the Cheonan Bukil High School baseball team) was very strict,” he said.
“But recently, my father gave me warm words to make me happy and comfortable,” he said.
Kim Dong-yeop, who put down the heavy burden, led the team to victory by wielding 4 hits in 4 at-bats against the NC Dinos on the 2nd.
It was a come-from-behind home run that broke the 3-3 balance.
He said, “His father couldn’t come to the stadium a lot because he had few opportunities to play.”