“I felt really good because I got a salary of 100 million won.”
Kim Joo-won (24, NC Dinos) will be paid 160 million won (120,000 U.S. dollars) in annual salary this year. It is up 78 percent from 70 million won last year. It is his first entry into the world of annual salary worth over 100 million won.월카지노
Last year, Kim posted an on-base plus slugging (OPS) of 0.668 with 10 homers, 54 RBIs and 15 stolen bases with a batting average of 2.333 in 127 games. He has made as many as 30 errors. He has displayed his power by hitting double-digit homers for two consecutive years, but overall the figure is regrettable.
The numbers may leave some regrets, but last year was an opportunity for Kim to emerge as a “national shortstop.” At the Hangzhou Asian Games, which just ended in October, Kim contributed to the gold medal by playing as the main shortstop for the national baseball team. In the second round of the playoffs, he also garnered a victory by playing a super catch. At the end of the season, he played for the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC). He has the mental capacity to play in big games.
Ahead of his departure from Arizona, the U.S., the spring camp site on the 30th, Kim Joo-won said, “I prepared well in my own way for the offseason. I’m waiting with excitement because I wonder what will happen after leaving the country.”
Good memories accumulated at the end of last year have led to confidence in this season. “If I play with good memories in this season, similar situations may come out unknowingly, which will help me,” Kim said.
As much as he was disappointed with his batting performance last year, he also made changes in the preparation process this year. “Last year, I barely held the bat. I prepared well and went straight into the actual game (in the U.S.) and I thought I should make changes because my performance was not good,” Kim said.
Director Kang In-kwon is sharing his joy with Kim Joo-won. Suwon = Reporter Jung Jae-geun [email protected] /
Kim Joo-won said, “I feel good. As much as I get that kind of salary, I feel more responsible because I need to show better results.”
The sense of responsibility has manifested itself as a willingness to improve performance. “I am trying to defend more stably. I am trying to cut my mistakes in half. I think I should hit more than 25 percent in the batting average. I am trying to hit double digits in a home run,” Kim said.
When Yang Eui-ji, Won Jong-hyeon, and Noh Ji-hyuk left the team, the NC Dinosaurs said that it would be difficult for them to advance to the fall baseball league. However, after finishing the regular season in fourth place, they successfully advanced to the playoff by beating Doosan and SSG overall. They also displayed their potential to catch their first two games in the playoff. However, they lost three games and failed to advance to the Korean Series.
This season, the NC Dinosaurs will welcome this season without any special reinforcement of their power. However, their experiences and confidence they filled last year will likely prove to be a big weapon this year. “Because they showed good performance last season, we have high expectations as we can give hope to our fans rather than worry,” NC manager Kang In-kwon said.
Kim Joo-won also hoped that last year’s performance would nourish the nation this year. “I went to fall baseball for the first time, and it was so great. It was a great experience, but I failed. This time, I will try my best so that it doesn’t end with regret,” Kim said. “I think this year’s team can go to fall baseball. Since we went to the postseason last year, I think the team will be able to work together better this year and do well as a one-team,” Kim vowed.