Outfielder Kim Tae-Hoon (27), who became a Samsung member as a free agent compensation player for Kim Sang-Soo (33・KT), quickly melted into the team atmosphere.
Kim Tae-hoon, whom we met at Akama Ball Park in Okinawa, 바카라사이트 Japan on the 16th, said, “I was able to adapt quickly thanks to everyone who was kind to me. He said, “Even in the hard training, everyone is proud and helping each other, so it seems to be sticking together.”
In the home game against the Chunichi Dragons held at Akama Ball Park on the 11th, Kim Tae-hoon scored a solo home run over the right wall as the lead batter in the 4th inning, going 2 hits, 1 RBI, and 1 run in 4 at-bats.
He said, “It would be a lie if I said I was in a bad mood after hitting a home run. It’s good, but more than that, Park Han-yi is with the batting coach, so it feels good to come out of the game.” He has the leeway to see the ball. If I work hard by the end of the camp, it will be completely mine.”
“My goal is to make sure that the part that changes with the coach is mine. If I do that, I wonder if there will be good results. The coach explained it in an easy way, so it was very helpful.”
The keyword for coach Park Jin-man, who has newly taken over the leadership of Samsung, is competition. He said, “If a new face like Kim Tae-hoon shows a good performance, it will be a great boost to the team’s competitive structure.”
In response, Kim Tae-hoon said, “Everyone is working hard, not just me. I believe that the team becomes stronger if we strive to do better. I don’t go to the first team if my opponent is bad, but the only way is to work hard to surpass the opponent. You have to do well to go to the first team anyway, so it’s only natural that you keep working hard.”
Kim Jae-seong (catcher), who joined Samsung as a free agent compensation player for LG Park Hae-min and left a success story as a free agent compensation player, spares no advice for Kim Tae-hoon to adapt well to the new team. “(Kim) Jae-seong said, ‘Instead of feeling the pressure of doing well, just do what you normally do. Just because he wants to do well doesn’t mean he can do well. I have to work hard to do well, so I try to do my best every moment.” Taehoon Kim says:
Is it because of the intense training? When Kim Tae-hun finishes his day, he falls asleep right away. “I’m the type of person who doesn’t sleep well when I change my bed, but these days, when I wash and lie down, it’s just the next morning. It’s amazing,” he laughed.
Also, “You shouldn’t complain about how difficult it is. I really feel sorry for the players who want to come here (first-team camp) but cannot come. That is why we always have to do our best.