“Isn’t this situation awkward now? I was like that too.”
Kim Yoo-young (29, LG Twins), who transferred for the first time 10 years after his debut, expressed his strong determination for the spring camp. On the 30th, Kim Yu-young departed for Scottstale, Arizona, USA, where the 2023 team spring camp will be held through Incheon International Airport.
As it is her 10th year as a professional, her overseas spring camp is familiar, but this time is a bit special. After debuting at his Lotte Giants, it is a field training that he welcomes after moving his first team as a free agent compensation player for Kang-Nam Yoo.
Kim Yoo-young said, “I’ve been a pro for 10 years, but I think it’s the same competition everywhere. I’m always nervous and I still feel that way.”
He has yet to become friends with any players on the new team. He didn’t start the season so he had little to face. He naturally came to rely on his friend Ho-sol Yun (29), a free agent compensation player of the same age as Chae Eun-seong. “Anyway, we rely on each other a lot with (Yoon) Hosol, who is in the same situation,” he said with a smile.
Kim Yoo-young, who will start with a new team, is likely to change his position. LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop mentioned the name of Kim Yoo-young while mentioning the 5 starting candidates. Of his 197 career games, he has only been started once, and that was about six years ago. A starting pitcher can be a new challenge for Kim Yoo-young, who mainly played as a midfielder.
Kim Yoo-young said, “(The starting candidate) the off-season preparation process was not very different. I want to show a confident and responsible appearance.” The content of the game was not good, but the result was good,” he explained.
In the last season he played for Lotte last year, Kim Yoo-young took the mound in 68 games, the most, recording 13 holds. In the month after the opening, she showed remarkable performance, recording an ERA of 2.38 with 8 holds in 12 games. 먹튀검증
Kim Yoo-young said, “Baseball is all about numbers. I think it collapses the moment I fall into numbers. If I don’t get the numbers I want, my mood and condition will be bad. So I try not to think about numbers. I will do my best,” he said with a strong determination.