LG Twins, the ‘One Club Man’ battery coach Kim Jung-min (53), who built his career as a player and coach only in one team, is sweating in a new team for the first time in his professional baseball career.
Coach Kim Jung-min, who has been in charge of Hanwha’s battery coach since this season, is currently holding a spring camp in Arizona, USA.
A total of four catchers are currently participating in the Hanwha Pring Camp, starting with Choi Jae-hoon, Park Sang-eon, Heo Gwan-hoe, and Lee Seong-won. After a defensive training session with coach Kim Jung-min, the catchers often fall exhausted to the ground.
Coach Kim Jung-min, who always guides the players with a smiling expression, said, “The catcher is a really important position where a single mistake leads to a goal immediately, so the training intensity is high and the amount is inevitably high.” I tend to try to smile rather than frown.” 바카라사이트
In addition, he added, “The catcher is a position that needs to communicate with all fielders as well as the pitcher.” Coach Kim Jung-min learned a lot from training with Hanwha catchers. He was particularly acutely aware of the wide gap between the starting and backing players. Coach Kim Jung-min explained, “There is no problem with the season because we have a main catcher named Choi Jae-hoon, but we can become a strong team only when the backup players grow and close the gap.”
Regarding the reason for leaving LG, where he has been active as a player and coach for nearly 30 years, coach Kim Jung-min said, “I learned a lot and had various experiences there, but after being in one place for a long time, I began to doubt whether what I was doing was right. He said, “I was thinking if there was anything more to learn, but an offer from Hanwha came and I decided to go to the Eagles because it seemed like it would be a big turning point for me too.”
“Of course, it won’t happen in a short period of time. Catcher is a position that not only leads to a run but also affects the balance of the team, so it takes a lot of time,” he said.
Coach Jung-min Kim emphasized the importance of instilling motivation in young backup catchers .
He said, “Director Subero provides a good environment for the catcher to grow and manages the innings between the main and backup catchers.” This motivates the backup catcher to say, ‘I have a chance of 300 innings’.”
In addition, he pledged, “These points will definitely motivate our catchers,” and “I want to put all my energy into growing potential good resources for our team by making good use of those positive parts.”