Doosan Bears Kim Taek-yeon, Confident in Any Position

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Doosan Rookie Kim Taek-yeon, “I’m Confident in Any Position You Ask me to do.”



Doosan general manager Kim Tae-hyung mentions ‘Stopper’… Coach Lee Seung-yeop announced, "I will ask the player's opinion" and "I want to deal with senior Choi Jeong... If we meet, I will face him head-on."


“I feel really good today, but starting tomorrow, I will work hard again.” 온라인카지노사이트


Kim Taek-yeon, a right-handed pitcher at Incheon High School who was selected second overall in the professional baseball rookie draft and wore a Doosan Bears uniform, expressed his feelings as honestly as the team's mascot, the bear.


Although the heart-wrenching moment has passed and he can now enjoy the joy of becoming a professional player, he was full of thoughts of training harder to adapt to being a professional athlete.


Taek-yeon Kim said after the 2024 KBO rookie draft held at the Westin Chosun Seoul in Jung-gu, Seoul on the 14th, "This is the position I dreamed of when I started playing baseball, and it is an honor to meet a good team called Doosan."


He continued, “Ever since I was young, when I watch the postseason, Doosan is always the team that advanced (to fall baseball).


“I think this is a really good team,” he said. “I think the competition will be that fierce.”


He said, “I will play in the game right away from next year and work hard to become a member who goes to the Korean Series.”


After naming Taek-yeon Kim, Doosan general manager Tae-ryong Kim said, “He will be able to grow into a stopper (finisher) for Doosan in two to three years at the earliest.” He did not hide his expectations.


He did not forget to praise him, saying, "He is a really intelligent player.


Everything from throwing the ball to the movement of the ball is good, but more than anything, he is a player with a good mind."


Regarding Kim Taek-yeon's position, Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, "I will judge the position based on the player's abilities.


He reserved his immediate judgment, saying, "There may be a role you want."


Taek-yeon Kim took the mound for five consecutive days at the World Youth Baseball Championship in Taiwan, which ended last week, and pitched a complete pitcher, pitching 7 innings alone in the bronze medal match against the United States.


He said, “There were many long innings, and I am confident in my stamina.


It doesn't matter whether it's a fight or something like that.


He is confident in both the bullpen and the starting lineup.


“I will do everything if you ask me to,” he said emphatically.


He, whose strength is fastball, did not set a separate role model (example) on the professional stage.


This is because, “He was an amateur player, but now he is a professional player.”


Instead, he said, "I will be an example for student-athletes in the future."


Even if there is no pitcher who serves as an example, there are hitters whom one would want to face.


This is Choi Jeong, the SSG Landers slugger.


Kim Taek-yeon, who is from Incheon, was surprised that Choi Jeong, whom he saw at the baseball field as a child, is still playing actively , and expressed his bold ambition, saying,


"I cheered for him a lot when I was young, but now he is a professional baseball player like me.


If I ever meet him, I want to face him head-on."