He, who was said to be the best baseball talent, has become a professional player in his 10th year. The protagonist is Lim Byeong-wook (28) of Kiwoom Heroes, a “baseball genius.” Will he be able to make his all-season his year?
Lim Byung-wook, who graduated from Suwon Singok Elementary School – Baemyeong Middle School – Deoksu High School, wore the uniform of Nexen (now Kiwoom) Heroes as the first nomination in 2014. His signing contract is 200 million won. It was an amount of money that spoke of expectations for him at the time.
Boasting a physique of 187cm and 90kg, Lim Byung-wook participated in 40 games the following year. Then, under the trust of Nexen coach Yeom Kyung-yeop at the time, in the 2016 season, he played an active part in 104 games with a batting average of 0.249, 8 homers and 24 RBIs.
The 2018 season was the high season of his career. That year, he participated in 134 games and was responsible for Kiwoom’s outfield, marking a batting average of 0.293, 13 homers and 60 RBIs. However, in the 2020 season, he suffered from frequent injuries and only played 12 games, and eventually chose to enlist as a managing director.
My grades in business were not bad. He appeared in 29 games in 2021, batting average of 0.289 with 1 home run and 10 RBIs, and in 2022, batting average of 0.304, 6 home runs and 32 RBIs in 41 games, respectively. However, he suffered a middle finger injury in his left hand shortly before the campaign last September.
At the time, with the postseason ahead, Kiwoom had a plan to use Lim Byung-wook as a hidden card. However, he got hurt during a practice game, which made it even more painful. In the process of sliding, the middle finger broke and swallowed regret.
Now come back and start. Lim Byung-wook is currently participating in Kiwoom’s Arizona spring camp in the United States and is sweating. Just being included on the camp roster means that he has been included in the competitive landscape this season. 안전놀이터
Lim Byung-wook is basically equipped with a fast main force, so his defensive range is wide. Before the current Kiwoom’s main center fielder Lee Jung-hoo, Lim Byeong-wook was once responsible for Kiwoom’s center fielder. He also has the power to unleash a blow at the crucial moment. If he establishes himself as Kiwoom’s main outfielder, the team can become even stronger.
Lim Byung-wook, who met with reporters before leaving for Arizona, said, “I picked a personal theme for this camp. It is diligence and sincerity.” He continued, “During the hiatus, I felt a lot of emotions. In fact, I didn’t set a specific goal. He has the idea that if I work hard, it will follow.”
Will he be able to fully demonstrate his ability on the ground this season? The expectations of Kiwoom fans are also growing.