Notice of Release… Futures 300 hitter for 3 consecutive years, can he find a new team?
Will a new opportunity come to Ho-eun Kim (30), a 30% hitter in the Futures League, released from LG?
Kim Ho-eun received a notice from the LG club in early November that the contract could not be renewed. His life at LG for 7 years came to an end.
Kim Ho-eun was nominated in the 10th round of the rookie draft when he was in his senior year of high school, but chose to go to college and joined LG in the 2nd 7th round of the 2016 rookie draft. Since he was a college graduate, he was old, so when he joined the team, he immediately returned to active service after completing his military service.
His first-team debut was made in 2020 in the third year of coach Joong-il Ryu. At the time, due to the residual injury of Ramos, a foreign hitter, he was given a first-team opportunity. Even after Ramos returned, he was often given opportunities to play, and in 69 games, he recorded a batting average of .243 (25 hits in 103 at-bats), 2 homers, 11 RBIs, and an OPS of .654.
As a first baseman in 2020, following Ramos (827 innings), Kim Yong-eui (184⅔ innings), and Yang Seok-hwan (128⅔ innings), Kim Ho-eun played 4th with 102⅓ innings.
However, the 2020 season was 토토 Kim Ho-eun’s most business trip season. As Yang Seok-hwan was traded to Doosan ahead of 2021, expectations were raised as a backup first baseman. Veteran Kim Yong-eui could be utilized if he improved a little in defense and Kim Ho-eun in batting.
But he was seldom given a chance. Moon Bo-kyung, who recorded a batting average of 40% in the Futures League for the month of April, came up to the first team in May and played as a third baseman and first baseman backup. After Ramos was forced out due to a back injury, Moon Bo-kyung took the first base opportunity.
Moon Bo-kyung played first base more times than Ramos (287 innings) and Boer (200 innings). Ho-eun Kim was rarely even called up to the first team, going 9 at bats in 7 games, no hits, and only 9 defensive innings as a first baseman.
In the first team this season, he received two at-bat opportunities in only two games and recorded no hits in two at-bats. He stayed in the first team for a total of 14 days between late June and mid-July.
In the Futures League, he recorded a batting average of 30% over the past three years. In 2020, in 26 games, he recorded a batting average of .31 (27 hits in 103), 2 homers, 16 RBIs, OPS .812, and in 2021, a batting average of 3.5 li (65 hits in 213), 6 home runs, 46 RBIs, OPS .891 in 69 games. recorded And this year, he recorded a batting average of .304 (49 hits in 161 bats), 2 homers, 33 RBIs, and an OPS of .774 in 59 games.
Kim Ho-eun changed his position from an outfielder to a first baseman after the 2019 season was over, as the LG outfield was thick. After changing his position, he saw potential as a first baseman in the first team in the 2020 season, but has not made a place on the team in the past two years. In the end, LG notified Kim Ho-eun of the release while organizing the thick depth.