Lotte 1st round nomination special rookie Kim Min-seok almost suffered a dizzying injury.
On the 18th, the 2023 KBO League exhibition match LG-Lotte held at Sajik Stadium in Busan. Kim Min-seok started as the first center fielder. Kim Min-seok, who was nominated by Lotte in the first round of the 2023 rookie draft, attracted attention with his excellent hitting feeling during spring camp and practice games in Okinawa, Japan.
Nicknamed the second Lee Jung-hoo, Kim Min-seok is a rookie that Lotte is cherishing. A shortstop in high school, he joined Lotte and plays as an outfielder.
He hit a hard hit on the first base side against LG Ace Kelly in the first inning, and it became a lucky infield hit that bounced after hitting the first base. In the third inning, he went on base with a right-handed hit after one out. He was out in the fifth inning on a fly ball to right field.
In the 7th inning, Kim Min-seok played against LG left-hander Lee Woo-chan in the 2nd bases loaded chance. Kim Min-seok, who made two foul balls in 1 ball and 2 strikes, collapsed after being hit in the hand part by the body fastball on the 6th pitch.
He stopped as the bat was about to come out to hit a 142km fastball, but it hit his left hand. He collapsed at the plate, and trainers and coaching staff rushed out from the Lotte bench. I was worried that it would be a serious injury, and because it was Kim Min-seok, my eyes were even more concerned.
Fortunately, Kim Min-seok got up a little later, walked to first base, and was replaced by runner Shin Yun-hoo. Kim Min-seok immediately went to a nearby hospital for a checkup, and a Lotte official said, “As a result of the X-ray examination, he came out with a simple bruise.”
Prior to the game, Lotte coach Larry Sutton expressed his affection for Kim Min-seok. Manager Sutton said, “Kim Min-seok is playing an active role that makes many people’s eyes wide. From the camp, his performance is great.” He will come out. I look forward to seeing how he will perform against such pitchers.”토토사이트
Kim Min-seok recorded 2 hits in 2 at-bats against Kelly and 1 hit in 1 at-bat against the left-handed bullpen. 3 at-bats, 2 hits, 1 RBI. He played in all five exhibition games, going 4-for-10 (batting average of 40%), 2 RBIs, an on-base percentage of .538, a slugging percentage of .500, and an OPS of 1.038. He is adjusting well against his pro seniors so far.
On the other hand, in the demonstration game that day, LG scored 14 hits and won 7-2.