Reporter Kim Kyung-yoon = Kang Baek-ho (24), the leading batter of professional baseball kt wiz, will be the second batter in the new season.
Kang Baek-ho was mainly placed in the 3rd batting order until last season, but decided to take on the role of the 2nd batter at the suggestion of the kt power analysis team that applied sports science.
kt is using a new equipment called ‘K-vest’ at the team spring camp in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
K-vest is a new equipment that attaches sensors to players’ wrists, forearms, waists, and legs to record swing and rotation angles and muscles used primarily when hitting.
kt analyzed Kang Baek-ho’s swing trajectory, hitting process, hitting angle and quality, and obtained a result that was most suitable for the second batting order.
Accordingly, kt coach Lee Kang-cheol placed Kang Baek-ho in the second batting order, Anthony Alford in the third, and Park Byung-ho in the fourth to complete the batting order.
A kt official said, “In this spring camp, the power analysis team, coaches, and players gathered every night to hold a one-on-one data meeting based on the players’ data and batting mechanism.” I hope it will have a good impact.”
Kang Baek-ho, who was sluggish due to two major injuries last season, seems to have regained his confidence.
Through the club, he said, “This year, I quickly raised my body condition by convening the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) team.” 온라인바카라
Kang Baek-ho joined the national team camp on the 15th, but will continue to prepare for the new season using sports science.
Since the national team trains at kt’s spring camp site, Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA, data analysis and personal training can be performed together.
Kang Baek-ho said, “Since the national team and kt share the same stadium, I plan to meet with Kim Kang-kt batting coach whenever I have time.”
Hitting coach Kang Kang said, “By quantifying hitters’ performances and hitting mechanics, we can clearly find areas for improvement,” adding, “It will be of great help in presenting specific goals for the season to players.”
kt provides various data not only to hitters but also to pitchers. In this spring camp, kt is using various equipment such as Portable Rhapsodo and Portable Trackman.