“I will try to instill 20 to 30 home runs every year so that I can instill the perception that I am a giant.”
KBO held a 2023 KBO rookie orientation held at the Daejeon Convention Center on the 12th. In the aftermath of Corona 19, this orientation, which was held face-to-face for the first time in three years, involved new players and foster players from 10 KBO clubs.
Kim Bum-seok, who played an active part at Gyeongnam High School and joined the LG Twins with the 7th pick in the 1st round of the 2023 rookie draft, also participated in this orientation. Kim Beom-seok said, “President Heo Gu-yeon’s words and Park Yong-taek’s advice will be helpful to us. I think this time will be meaningful.” He shared his impressions of participating in the orientation.
Regarding his current situation, Kim Bum-seok said, “I entered LG Champions Park in Icheon and am building my body. My shoulder is not good, but I am in the process of rehabilitation.” I am focusing on building my body with the coaches.”
Due to a shoulder injury, Kim Bum-seok was also excluded from the roster for the 1st team spring camp in Arizona, USA. Regarding the current shoulder condition, Kim Bum-seok said, “The shoulder condition has improved, but not much.”
Kim Beom-seok hit 10 homers at Gyeongnam High School last year. Kim Beom-seok is the first player to hit double-digit home runs in one season after high school baseball switched to wooden bats. He is Kim Bum-seok, who has a strong image of a giant gun. But Kim Beom-seok is preparing for a new start by losing weight ahead of his first season in the pros.
Kim Bum-seok said, “I lost almost 10kg. As I lost body fat, I gained muscle. I am getting stronger. My goal is to lose more weight and build muscle than now to build a body that can play the first season in a healthy way.” “You have to have a position to play in the game. I think I need to make my body lighter to play the catcher I like. I’m trying to move a little faster than I do now.”
Kim Bum-seok, who joined LG, uses Jamsil Stadium, the largest stadium in Korea, as his home. Kim Beom-seok said, “I went to Jamsil Stadium during ‘2022 Love Giving Day’ and it was huge. I play at Jamsil Stadium, but my biggest strength is my long hitting power and ability to hit home runs.” , I will try to instill the perception that I am the number 4 hitter.” 안전놀이터
The role of his father was also important in enabling Kim Beom-seok to develop into the best gunner in high school. Kim Bum-seok said, “My father likes baseball. I don’t remember well, but he said that he and his father have been playing bats since the age of 4. It seems that he quickly learned the know-how while playing baseball with his father.” It was a dream to become a professional baseball player. When I was young, I watched baseball with my father and had conversations. At the time, it was boring, but now that I think about it, I am really grateful for it. Because of that time, I think I am in the process of becoming a good player.” said.
LG has two veteran catchers. The main characters are Heo Do-hwan, who joined as a free agent (FA) ahead of the 2022 season, and Park Dong-won, who wore an LG uniform ahead of this season. Regarding what he can learn from the two seniors, Kim Bum-seok said, “I want to learn the secret to being active in the first team for a long time. Also, I want to know the secret to finishing the first season without getting hurt.”