“It’s because I swung wildly… ”
KIA had a storm at the end of May. A large number of key members who were sluggish were notified of going to the 2nd division. Finisher Jeong Hae-young, left-handed sidearm Kim Dae-yu, and first baseman Hwang Dae-in have yet to return to the first team. Coach Kim Jong-guk thinks that he will return to the first team only when there is a clear twist in the second team.
In that respect,메이저사이트 23-year-old ‘transfer student geopo prospect’ Byun Woo-hyeok had some luck. When Hwang Dae-in was eliminated from the 1st team with a batting average of 0.212 and 3 homers, he only hit 10% with a batting average of 4 homers. It was a performance that would not be strange even if it fell to the second group at any time. However, not only Hwang Dae-in, but also substitute Kim Seok-hwan did not receive notification of going to the 2nd division even though he stayed in the 1st division for a while and went down to the 2nd division.
The current KIA main first baseman is Choi Won-joon, who has returned. Byun Woo-hyeok has always been a backup first baseman. In the worst case, Kim Sun-bin, who is suspected of having a right thumb fracture, may be absent for a long time. However, this position can be filled by Kim Kyu-seong and Choi Jeong-yong. In the long term, if Kim Do-young returns, the system could be transformed into a system of shortstop Kim Do-young and second baseman Park Chan-ho.
On the 18th, Byun Woo-hyuk started as a third baseman in the Gwangju NC game after a long time. However, Ryu Ji-hyeok only rested on the 18th due to a simple bruise in the game on the 17th, and is highly likely to return as a starting third baseman in a three-game series against Hanwha starting on the 20th.
In other words, it means that there is a high possibility that the environment in which Byun Woo-hyuk will steadily enter the plate for the time being will not be created. Of course, Byun Woo-hyeok also had a chance. However, due to the sluggish wind with Hwang Dae-in, there was a strong tendency to reduce his position.
However, coach Kim Jong-guk continues to accompany Byun Woo-hyeok to the first team. According to the evaluation of commentator Lee Soon-cheol of SBS Sports, who relayed the KIA-NC game in Gwangju on the 16th and 18th, it is revealed why KIA highly values Byun Woo-hyuk. For KIA, it can be judged that Byun Woo-hyuk is a waste of talent to send to the 2nd team.
As far as I know, Byun Woo-hyeok has a good batting pace recently despite irregular appearances. 9 hits in 21 at-bats, 0.429 batting average, 1 home run, 3 RBIs, 4 runs scored in the last 10 games. Thanks to this, the batting average of the season was raised to 0.232. 5 homers, 17 RBIs, 13 runs scored in 43 games this season, OPS 0.685.
In particular, he appeared as a pinch hitter in the game on the 16th and pushed left-hander Lim Jeong-ho’s changeup to get a first-class double. Commentator Lee Soon-chul, who watched Byeon Woo-hyuk’s hitting, highly evaluated his potential. He said, “Get into a batting stance and swing.”
Specifically, Commissioner Lee Soon-cheol said, “There are cases where young hitters can’t use their lower body, and their upper and lower bodies play separately. Byun Woo-hyeok swings wildly, so he doesn’t play separately. He sets up his stance and swings. Use the lower body well. You have to swing without forgetting this batting posture,” he said.
In a word, it means that the foundation for one’s own swing has been prepared. In the end, the dilemma is that he is not able to play consistently. Commissioner Lee Soon-cheol said, “The ability to operate at bat is not yet refined. That ability has to be raised while playing regularly, but it can take a lot of time if it is used like it is now.”
Continuing, Commissioner Lee said, “If you look at the American education league, young players are sent out steadily even if they strike out on a swing, so they learn the tricks. However, KIA is very difficult to give Byun Woo-hyuk such time due to team circumstances. So there are bound to be ups and downs. He can perfect his swing only when he plays consistently.”
In fact, if he’s going to be consistent in the game, he’ll have to go to the second team. However, realistically, just because Byun Woo-hyeok goes to the 2nd Army right away does not mean that he can continue to play. This is because Hwang Dae-in and Kim Seok-hwan also have to adjust in the second group.
So, it is meaningful for Byun Woo-hyuk to show a decent batting pace at this point. It has recently been confirmed again that Byun Woo-hyuk’s growth potential and qualities are certain. It remains to be seen at what point coach Kim Jong-kook will give Byun Woo-hyuk a chance to compete, and in the end, he holds the final key to exploding his potential.