“Coach, if you come out a little earlier… ” Genius hitter with venom, transforms into hot-blooded student

Kang Baek-ho (24, KT Wiz), a ‘genius hitter’ who suffered the pain of a 260 million won annual salary cut last month, had a strong temper. Spring camp early work is basic, and even during the national team training period, they are using their spare time for KT team data meetings. 

The first official training session for the Korean WBC (World Baseball Classic) team took place on the 16th (hereafter Korean time) at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Kang Baek-ho was not seen on the team bus that arrived at the stadium around 10:00 am. This is because he left his accommodation and went to the stadium early before the official start of the team. 

Kang Baek-ho signed an annual salary contract for the 2023 season right before the start of spring camp at 290 million won, a whopping 47.3% cut from the previous 550 million won. It was the humiliation of a genius batter who joined the 2018 KT 2nd round 1st round and ran on a solid road. Last year, due to two major injuries and sluggish온라인바카라 performance, he had to accept an annual salary contract that was cut in half as a result of leaving a batting average of .245 in 62 games. 

The impact of his annual salary cut must have been great. Kang Baek-ho has regained his original intention and is working on spring camp with more enthusiasm than ever. Kang Baek-ho first actively utilized the KT club’s data meeting and analyzed the factors of last year’s sluggishness. Through his first data meeting, he checked the data of the last season with his own eyes, and showed a willingness to escape the sluggishness by requesting the data of the 2021 season, which showed off the destructive power of 142 batting averages, 30 4, 7 ri, and 16 home runs.

A KT official said, “Kang Baek-ho’s view of data through the data meeting has expanded. Now, I am at the level where I can exchange questions with the coach in both directions,” he said.

And that’s not all. Kang Baek-ho made the decision to go to work early to hold a KT data meeting during his national team training. He has transformed into an avid student who uses his spare time to study. A KT official hinted, “Kang Baek-ho will go to the stadium at the earliest time during national team training, so I directly requested hitting coach Kim Kang to come with me around 8:00 am.” 

Hitting coach Kim Kang, who readily accepted Kang Baek-ho’s request, held a brief one-on-one data meeting with Baek-ho Kang on the other side of the stadium early in the day. He also had time to discuss the hitting mechanism for the 2023 season based on the data he himself analyzed. Kang Baek-ho, who transformed into his model student, finished his morning studies and headed back to the national team to complete his official training schedule. 

Kang Baek-ho said, “Since I wore the national team uniform, I thought a lot that I should become a person worthy of this uniform.” going to He also promised to rebound, saying, “I will ask and learn a lot from my seniors about first base defense and batting mechanics.” 

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