Will the 10th Dream Team’s performance be hot?
LG Twins outfielder Kim Hyeon-soo (35) has a brilliant career in the national team. In 2008, Kim Hyun-soo exploded his hitting potential in his third year as a pro. His mentor, coach Kim Gyeong-moon, selected him to the national team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He posted 10 hits (.370) and 4 RBIs in 27 at-bats, including a timely hit against Japan. He was one of the contributors to the nine-game winning gold medal. 토토
Since then, whenever a dream team was formed, he was called. 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, 2013 3rd WBC Games, 2014 Incheon Asian Games, 2015 1st WBSC Premier 12, 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, 2019 2nd Premier 12, followed by 9 competitions including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics participated
He will also participate as a member of the national team in the 5th WBC tournament to be held in March. He was the only one who never made it to the Dream Team. It was the 4th WBC tournament in 2017. It was difficult for him to participate because at the time he was playing in the major leagues. Could it be because Kim Hyun-soo fell out? Korea was eliminated in the 1st qualifying league.
Kim Hyun-soo participated in the Dream Team 9 times and recorded 76 hits in 210 at-bats and a batting average of .362 with high sensitivity. Of course, there were also competitions that were sluggish. In the 2013 WBC tournament, he scored 3 hits in 12 at-bats, and in the 2018 Jakarter-Palembang Asian Games, he only scored 3 hits in 20 at-bats. In the remaining 7 tournaments, he wielded a strong blow and led the victory.
At the Tokyo Olympics, he led the batting line with 12 hits in 30 at-bats, 3 home runs and 7 RBIs. For Kim Hyun-soo, this WBC tournament is the 10th dream team. This time, he is expected to be the main hitter for the national team. In particular, there is interest in whether he will hit like the best hitter in the KBO against Japanese top-class pitchers such as Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who are said to be the strongest ever.
On the 12th, I will turn 35 years old. There is also a possibility of participating in the Premier 12 competition scheduled for November, but this year seems to be the last of his national team career. Lee Dae-ho, a regular on the national team, also retired last year. As long as he has rich international experience, he is now the spiritual pillar of the national team. Eyes are focused on whether Kim Hyun-soo’s 10th Taegeuk mark will shine again.