The ‘big catcher’ prospect hit a home run at the Future All-Star.
Kim Bum-seok (19) started as the designated hitter and No. 4 hitter for the Northern All-Stars at the 2023 KBO Futures All-Star held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on Thursday.
Kim, who joined the LG Twins in the first round (7th overall) of the 2023 KBO Draft, is a “Busan boy” who graduated from Gimhae Samseongcho, Gyeongnam Middle and Gyeongnam High School.
In his first year, he appeared in two first-team games and didn’t get a hit, but his sharp bat and RBIs earned him a spot on the Futures All-Star team.
토스카지노Despite not getting a hit in the first team, he hit six home runs in the Futures League, showing off his uncharacteristic batting qualities. “The proper noun Kim Bum-seok will become synonymous with Korean baseball,” LG President Cha Myung-seok said when he selected him.
“He’s similar to Park Dong-won, but his swing line is much better,” said LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop, who watched him take batting practice with the first team, “and he has a swing that can go far.”
Kim Bum-seok showed off his strengths on the ‘stage of the stars’. The first All-Star Game was held in his hometown of Busan, making it even more meaningful for him.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, with runners on first and second, Kim lined a five-pitch pitch from Nambu’s Han Jae-sung over the left-centre fence. It was a 130-metre home run that cleared the tall Lotte outfield fence.
Kim’s home run pushed the Northern All-Stars from 4-3 to 7-3.