Samsung Lions, overseas spring camp with 1st and 2nd teams
This year, the Samsung Lions made a big decision ahead of the spring camp in Okinawa, Japan. The Futures (Second Division) team also joined the overseas spring camp training, which usually only the 1st team members leave.
The first-team squad is training at Akama Stadium in Onna-son, the team’s traditional spring camp site, and the Futures squad is training at Ishikawa Stadium, a 30-minute drive from Akama Stadium.
Normally, the Futures team trains at Gyeongsan Ball Park and Daegu Samsung Lions Park, which is empty after the first team left during the spring camp, but this year, Samsung, which put forward internal training and borderless competition between players, took on a new challenge.
Now that the full-scale spring camp training has been going on for about a week, synergy is emerging from the joint overseas spring camp training between the 1st team and Futures.
As they train in close proximity and are also called up to the first team, it is a strong motivation for the Futures squad.
On the 6th, rookie infielder Kim Jae-sang was the first to be called up to the first team. Kim Jae-sang, who was nominated by Samsung in the 28th place in the 3rd round of the 2023 draft, participated in 21 games as a senior in high school last year and scored a batting average of 0.367 (29 hits in 79 at-bats), 14 RBIs, 19 points and 10 steals. In his sophomore year of high school, he is a financial resource that especially raised expectations for his offensive power and main power, to the extent that he scored a .400 batting average as a central hitter even in a cleanup trio. 카지노사이트
Samsung sent both veteran infielders Kim Sang-soo and Oh Seon-jin to kt and Hanwha respectively through free agents in the last Stove League. New players such as Kim Ji-chan, Lee Jae-hyun, and Kim Young-woong should form the center of the infield such as the keystone combination. With Kim Jae-sang joining here, it is expected that the depth of the infield will become thicker.
Kim Jae-sang said on the club’s official YouTube channel ‘Lions TV’, “I felt good when I heard the news that I was called up to the 1st team. I wanted to train with the older brothers quickly.” I think I’m nervous and excited. I’ll work hard so that I can show a good image in the first team as soon as possible.”
The synergy of the 1st team and Futures joint overseas training is not the only one. On the 2nd, heavy rain fell in the Ishikawa area where the Futures team stayed, making normal training difficult, so the indoor practice field and auxiliary stadium were used at Akama Stadium, where there was relatively little rain, to carry out the training scheduled for the day normally. The structure of training has also improved, with some pitchers having their first pitching in the bullpen at Akama Stadium.