He showed his presence by hitting home runs in two consecutive games. Can we see a 26-year-old catcher from the 4R often on the first team stage?

LG Twins catcher Kim Ki-yeon joined LG in the 2nd 4th round 34th in 2016. Kim Ki-yeon played mainly in the Futures League rather than the first team stage. He played 195 games in the Futures League, but only 14 first-team appearances.안전놀이터

However, from last season he started to get a little chance. Kim Ki-yeon was named in the first team entry with the enforcement of the entry expansion in September and started 12 games.

In the match against KT Wiz on September 1 of last year, he led the team to victory with a 3-1 lead, showing perfect harmony with Go Woo-seok. He made a strong impression.

KBS Sports commentator Ryu Ji-hyeon, who was LG’s command tower at the time, said, “He is a friend with a very high possibility. It wasn’t easy, but it was very reassuring. I also showed a game that really moved me.”

Also, he recorded his first hit in his debut against the Samsung Lions on September 10th, and his first RBI in his debut against the KIA Tigers on October 4th.

He is gaining experience at the Arizona spring camp in the United States and showing potential in the 2023 season demonstration game. The recent performance is scary. On the 21st, against the KIA Tigers, he hit his first home run in an exhibition game with two stolen bases, and on the 23rd, against KT Wiz, he gave the team victory with a cool home run.

After playing in 8 demonstration games, he is recording a batting average of 0.500, 8 hits, 2 homers, 7 RBIs and 1 walk. His OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) is a whopping 1.414.

He showed stable breathing even in the pitcher lead. On the 23rd, Kim Ki-yeon, who played a full game against kt without substitution, helped the team win 6-2 by drawing stable ball combinations from the pitchers.

Kang Hyo-jong, who started as a starter that day, also expressed his gratitude, saying, “I have been working with Ki-yeon hyung in the second group for a long time, and I was able to play comfortably.”

Kim Ki-yeon is the third catcher following Park Dong-won, the ‘6.5 billion catcher’, and Huh Do-hwan, the inexorable catcher. However, if it is the current performance, it is not a third catcher, but a record and performance that is not too much even if you are together in the first team with seniors.

He has solved the military problem, has a good ability to stop stealing, and has a cool long hitting power. It is difficult to play as a starting pitcher right now because there are older brothers named Park Dong-won and Heo Do-hwan, but one day you will be able to see Kim Ki-yeon active as LG’s hostess.

In the upcoming season, will we see Kim Ki-yeon often in the first team?

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