온라인카지노“I knew what I lacked, so I wasn’t disappointed or discouraged when I went to the second team.”
SSG Landers infielder Choi Jun-woo, 24, batted .349 with 88 hits, 83 RBIs and 58 runs scored for the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Commerce) baseball team last season, leading the Futures South League in batting. Now that he’s out of the military, everyone expected him to slowly break out of his shell.
However, it wasn’t easy for him to establish himself early in the season. When he was first called up to the first team in May, he had just one hit, and when he was called up to the first team for the second time this season, he didn’t do anything special and was sent down to the second team.
However, Choi was not disappointed or discouraged when he was dropped to the second team. He knew what he lacked, so he kept thinking about it. He thought about and studied his deficiencies in hitting, fielding, and other areas.
As a result, he has been performing well. Since being called up on the 14th, Choi is batting .333 with 13 hits, five RBIs and three runs scored. He had three consecutive multi-hit games from the 20th to the 22nd and six consecutive games from the 20th to the 25th. Defensively, he hasn’t made a single error.
SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said of Choi, “Jun-woo has always been good at hitting. He had been playing a backup role in the second team because he needed to improve in other areas besides hitting. Now, he is showing such good form that the main players think they have competition. That’s why the main players are trying harder and competing in good faith, which has a good effect on the team. I’m sure his brothers are happy that he’s doing so well,” he smiles.
“At first, it was hard because I was going back and forth, but when I went down, I knew what I needed to work on, and I focused on that. I wasn’t upset or discouraged,” said Choi Jun-woo when we met recently.
“I didn’t play the way I did in the commercials. There was pressure, but now I feel like I’m playing comfortable baseball. I talk to the coaches on the sidelines a lot and they help me a lot, and I try to hit aggressively when there are runners on base. If you don’t want to be at a disadvantage, you have to be aggressive,” he said.
He also has his own routine.
“Before, I would come and go. Now, I’m trying to stick to my routine, the way I thought I would. (Chu) Shin-Soo has been a big influence. I used to think sleep was important, so I slept a lot at home and came to the stadium, but now I come early. I go to therapy and exercise a lot. By starting the day early, my body’s cells seem to wake up faster,” he said.
Choi Jun-woo’s performance made his brothers laugh. “My seniors praise me every time I hit, saying, ‘You’re doing so well,’ and I think that’s why I’m so confident in my defence. I try to think more than I do when I’m batting and only do what I’ve been practising,” he smiles.He concluded, “I think I’m doing what I thought I was going to do a little bit. At first it didn’t work out because I didn’t get many chances, but now that I’m getting more at-bats, it’s having a good effect. The people around me are saying a lot of good things. I’ll do my best to do better under their influence,” he said.