KIA’s 25-year-old catcher’s 0.183 AVG goes in the trash…end of the batting cage atrocity? 300-homer legend ‘confident’

MBC Sports Plus commentator Park Jae-hong, who broadcast the Doosan-KIA game in Jamsil on September 11, was full of praise for KIA 먹튀검증 catcher Shin Beom-soo (25) every time he stepped up to the plate. Apart from his personal records on the KBO website, he was convinced that he has plenty of potential to grow as a hitter.

Shin Bum-soo is the son of Shin Shin-ho, who played in three games for Hattae in 1993. After joining the team with the 78th overall pick in the 2016 second round, he made just 83 appearances in the first team. He did not easily break through the first team barrier. However, this year, Shin Bum-soo could break down KIA’s existing catcher system built by Han Seung-taek and Joo Hyo-sang.

Shin was promoted to the first team due to Joo Hyo-sang’s batting slump, and has been playing at a similar rate to Han Seung-taek. With the recent loss of Han Seung-taek to injury, Shin’s time is now in full swing. If he can make an impact, he could completely upset the status quo.

In 23 games this season, Shin is hitting .183 with one home run, seven RBIs, five runs scored, and a .548 OPS. The numbers themselves are unremarkable. But there are plenty of people in and out of the organization who recognize Shin’s hitting talent. One of those people is 300-homer commentator Jae-hong Park.

While broadcasting the game on the 9th, Park said, “Shin Bum-soo’s results are not good, but the quality of his batting is not bad. He’s a player to look forward to. It’s not because he’s inexperienced, he’s still young. What stands out in his batting is that he has a good set-up position. He makes good contact.”

In the top of the sixth inning with a 4-3 lead, Shin came up with runners on first and second base. He was instructed to lay down a sacrifice bunt but fouled it off. He was then instructed to change his approach and pushed hard, which didn’t work out. However, Park Jae-hong interpreted that manager Kim Jong-kook’s order to change his approach was a recognition of Shin’s ability to make contact. He said that it’s easier said than done to suddenly pick up the bat in a bunt stance and drive it hard.

In the fourth inning of the game against Gochuk Kiwoom on the 15th, Shin Bum-soo pulled a pitch from Jung Chan-heon for a two-run double. KBS N Sports commentator Kim Tae-gyun, who broadcast the game, praised Shin’s ability to swing at any time and in any situation. He also praised his ability to make contact. Three career home runs. He also has one-hit power.

The biggest problem for the KIA outfield is the bat. Both Han Seung-taek and Joo Hyo-sang were sent down to the second team because their batting production was too low. Of course, Han Seung-taek was shut down by a side injury, but he’s not immune to bat problems.

In that regard, Shin’s hitting potential isn’t too bad. When a player is praised for making good contact despite batting in the teens, it’s a sign of promise. Shin may have a chance to push Han Seung-taek and Joo Hyo-sang out of the lineup and become a full-time starter. As for the defense, his blocking and catching are often uneasy, but his chemistry with foreign pitchers seems to be good, according to Kim Tae-gyun, a commentator who broadcast the Gochuk Kiwoom game on the 14th and 15th.

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