Compensation player transfer → first 10 home runs → annual salary of 200 million won… “I’m going to be greedy for long hits now”

 Kang Seung-ho (29, Doosan), who received an annual salary of 200 million won thanks to his first double-digit home run in his debut, revealed his new dream of becoming a geopo infielder. 

Kang Seung-ho met with reporters at the 2023 Doosan Spring Camp held in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia, and said, “This year, I’m going to try to show my greed for long hits. He is training with an emphasis on long hits.” 

In December 2020, Kang Seung-ho wore a Doosan uniform as a free agent compensation player for Choi Joo-hwan (SSG). After graduating from Bukil High School, he was nominated in the 3rd place in the 1st round of LG in the 2013 rookie draft. In 2018, he traded with Kwang-Eun Moon to wear the SK uniform, the predecessor of SSG, and returned to the Jamsil Ground after 3 years. 

Kang Seung-ho went through 113 games batting average of .239 and 7 homers in the first year, and finally took off as Doosan’s starting second baseman last year. He played in 134 games, and he recorded a batting average of 2.6, 4, 117 hits, 10 homers, and 62 RBIs, setting career highs in various batting indicators. It was a double-digit home run in the first season of his thrilling debut. Thanks to this, Kang Seung-ho signed an annual salary contract for the 2023 season at 200 million won, an increase of 85 million won (73.9%) from 115 million won. It was the moment when he became the main character of the team’s highest salary increase.

Kang Seung-ho said, “I was able to receive such a good salary because the club paid a lot of attention. Also, I feel a sense of responsibility,” he said. “Now, there are many young players under me. (Heo) Kyung-min, who became the new captain, will help his brother and play baseball responsibly,” conveyed his changed mindset. 

Along with the changed mindset, the direction at bat has also been newly established. Having gained confidence with his first 10 home runs in his debut, he aims to hit more home runs this year. Kang Seung-ho said, “The training method to develop long hitting power has not yet been established. First of all, I plan to build up my strength by doing a lot of weight training, and then ask coach Goto and coach Lee Seung-yeop a lot to establish them one by one.”  슬롯사이트

He also set a specific number of home runs. Kang Seung-ho said, “First of all, the maximum target is 20, but I want to hit about 15.”

Kang Seung-ho missed exactly 10 games in all games last year (144 games). So this was also targeted. Kang Seung-ho said, “Of course, I want to hit a lot of home runs, but I want to play in all games at least once. To do that, you need to take good care of your body.” 

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