“If you hit a long hit when there are runners, it’s much more threatening to the opponent.”
The KIA Tigers lost 6-12 in a practice match against the World Baseball Classic (WBC) baseball team held at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, on the 20th (hereinafter Korean time).
The pitching staff made a lot of runs, but the hitting feeling of the other line against the national team mound was unusual. Byun Woo-hyuk hit a home run, and Lee Chang-jin and Kim Ho-ryeong produced multi-hits.
In particular, Byun Woo-hyuk’s cannon shot left a strong impact. With one out in the 7th inning, Byun Woo-hyeok faced off with his teammate Lee Eui-ri, and exploded a left-handed solo home run. It was a huge batted ball that went over the left wall.
Byun Woo-hyuk is a promising prospect who joined the Hanwha Eagles with the first nomination in the 2019 rookie draft. However, he stayed in 50 career games over two seasons and had a batting average of 0.246, 4 home runs, 10 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.681. The potential has not yet been unlocked.
In November of last year, Byun Woo-hyuk joined KIA through a trade. The last game against the national team was the first real game that Byun Woo-hyuk wore in a KIA uniform, and he announced his presence with a cool cannon스포츠토토.
How did the chief observe? KIA coach Kim Jong-guk, who we met on the 22nd at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA, said, “The timing and overall batting balance are good. If you hit a long hit at the right time, it is much more threatening to the opponent. It is a plus factor for us.”
The expected part is the hot attack power. Manager Kim said, “I expect much more from hitting and slugging than from defense or main power. I have to focus on what I am good at. It will get better and better.”
Next, coach Kim said of the hitters, “I can feel the power. The swing is running well and the hitters are in good condition.” “All players are working hard without cheating. They are doing well according to the routine,” he said, expressing satisfaction.
Director Kim also gave strong trust to Ya Soo-jin. “The players who did well last year are trying to do better. (Ryu) Ji-hyeok, (Hwang) Dae-in, (Park) Chan-ho, (Lee) Chang-jin, etc. are basically preparing well with their own routines and There is. I think there will be a synergistic effect if young players learn from watching their seniors do it. Everyone is doing well in individual training.”