Seol Jong-jin (50), Kiwoom Heroes Future Team coach, saw rookie Song Jae-seon (23) for the first time at last year’s finish camp, and the more he saw him, the more he wanted to see him play in a real game.
Director Seol’s wish has been delayed a little longer. In the 2023 spring camp list announced on the 21st, Song Jae-seon was listed on the 1st team camp list, not the 2nd team led by coach Seol. He is the only rookie in the outfield that includes Lee Hyeong-jong (34), Lim Byung-wook (28), and Lee Jung-hoo (25).
Song Jae-seon, who served as captain at both Shinil High School and Hanil High School, was nominated by Kiwoom with the 46th overall in the 5th round of the 2023 rookie draft. Song Jae-seon, who is 180 cm tall and weighs 81 kg, has fast feet that break the 100m in 11 seconds and a stable defense backed by a strong shoulder are his strengths. At the time of the draft, Ko Hyeong-wook, general manager of Kiwoom Kiwoom, said, “He is a player I checked since Shinil High School. After entering college, he gained power and turned into an attractive player. that,” he said. 메이저놀이터
Director Seol’s judgment, which he directly judged on the spot, was not very different. At the time of the finishing camp, coach Seol said, “The player to watch next year is Song Jae-seon, who has a good shoulder and good sense. He praised it as a style that goes one step further with his baseball sense.”
I couldn’t figure out all the skills. As it was the finishing camp, I checked the basic physical condition and did simple training. In the case of running and defense, which are regarded as Song Jae-sun’s strengths, it is important how his talent is expressed in the game. Coach Seol regretted, “Since I was only practicing, I couldn’t check how to run on base, what range, and how quickly to catch the batted ball in the actual game.” Expected.
Song Jae-seon is considered a long-term resource rather than an immediate sense of power. In particular, he is regarded as a candidate for center fielder who can fill the vacancy of Lee Jeong-hoo (25), who will challenge the major leagues after the 2023 season, with Lim Byung-wook. However, it needs to be confirmed by manager Hong Won-ki (50), as it is evaluated that the defense is not far behind the fielders in the first team. This is why Song Jae-seon joins the first-team camp, which aims to check the potential of new players rather than practice-oriented training.
After the draft, Song Jae-seon introduced himself to Star News, saying, “I am a player whose passion is always sprinting to the first base even if I hit a grounder in front of the pitcher.” Our goal is to show you,” he said. Will a newcomer full of fighting spirit be able to seize the opportunity that came sooner than expected?