“I want to make a lot of money”… 27-year-old Geopo, spotted by Lee Seung-yeop, removed the tag of a prospect with a powdered milk buff
Kim Min-hyeok (27, Doosan), an unfinished giant, pointed out by Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop, bit into it. Now that he has become the father of a child, he is determined to shed the label of ‘unfinished’ for his family.
Head coach Lee Seung-yeop, whom we recently met at spring camp in Sydney, Australia, said, “Look at Min-hyeok Kim this year. He is a charming player,” he said, paying attention to the potential of Kim Min-hyeok, an unfinished 9-year-old.
Kim Min-hyeok was a geopo prospect who came out of Gwangju Dongseong High School and was nominated in the 16th place in the 2nd round of the 2nd round of Doosan in the 2015 rookie draft. However, contrary to his expectations, he could not show off his power in the first team and spent a lot of time in Icheon, and eventually fulfilled his military service duty on active duty after the 2018 season. Even after being discharged in October 2020, Kim Min-hyeok’s first-team career record, which has been in the second group, remains at a batting average of 2.44, 7 home runs and 28 RBIs in 84 games.
Such Kim Min-hyeok armed himself mentally this year. In the ninth year of his professional career, he is determined to be reborn as a Uta geopo following Kim Dong-joo. Kim Min-hyeok said, “I have a strong desire to get rid of the label of incomplete now.” If I do well, the label of incompleteness will naturally disappear. I think the result will be good if we show the part we practiced well in the game.” 먹튀검증
Kim Min-hyeok is receiving special tutoring from No. 4 hitter Kim Jae-hwan in order to reach his potential. Kim Min-hyeok said, “I wasn’t a long-distance hitter until high school.” That way he can use 100% of his power when he’s playing. As I practiced like that, the distance and bat speed increased together.”
Kim Min-hyeok was also given a daily assignment by teacher Kim Jae-hwan. Kim Min-hyuk said, “Jae-hwan told me to take 100 swings and go home. He said, “I always ask Jaehwan hyung a lot of questions, and he also gives good feedback. It really helps a lot.”
At the same time, the goal of becoming a giant of the Bears like Kim Jae-hwan came naturally. Kim Min-hyuk said, “Opportunities are what I create. My goal is to become a hitter who becomes the center of the team.”
The experience of the second half of last year is also a great help in preparing for the 2023 season. Accustomed to life in Icheon, he finally got a chance last September and left a strong impact with a batting average of .284, 5 homers, 16 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .477 in 38 games. Kim Min-hyuk said, “It was good to be able to play baseball at the end of last year. He has been in the first team only once in a while so far, but last year he continued to be a starter. He wants to play more games this year.”
Another reason Kim is sweating more than ever in Sydney. It is for the sake of the son who has just turned a stone. Kim Min-hyeok said, “The child is now 14 months old. He has a great desire to earn a lot of money for his family,” he said, dreaming of becoming a powdered milk buff.
Kim Min-hyeok is competing with Yang Seok-hwan for first baseman in the spring camp. Even if he’s pushed as a backup, he can get the designated hitter spot if he’s slugging. Kim Min-hyeok said, “I want to show long hits every time I go to the game this year. To be honest, every professional player has to compete. He must have the same desire to make a lot of money. I will do my best in the 2023 season.”