After 5 Billion Shortstop? A 20-year-old’s ambition to become the ‘Sun of Resignation’
“There are many good newcomers, but there is no place to play right now. Rather than betting on an uncertain future, I wanted to solve the military problem as soon as possible.”
Lotte Giants’ military service strategy is to return as quickly as possible. It is good if the opportunity becomes a managing director, and if not, I recommend that you solve it first, even if it is active duty.
Hwang Seong-bin and Ko Seung-min are representative examples of active duty players. Son Seong-bin and Na Seung-yeop are currently sweating at managing directors.
In the first half of this year, there are also three Sangmu enlisted men. This is Han Tae-yang, Jo Se-jin, and Choo Jae-hyun. Choo Jae-hyun enlisted first on the 16th, and Han Tae-yang and Cho Se-jin, who were enlisted motives, will be heading to Sangmu together on May 8 as if they enlisted together. Initially, Lee Kang-jun was included here, but he was designated as a compensation player outside of 20 by free agent Han Hyun-hee and changed his uniform to Kiwoom Heroes.
This fast pace of military service will continue in the future. Except for Park Se-woong, there are not many players whose enlistment has been delayed. Since Park Se-woong is an essential selection resource within the team, his enlistment was delayed. The recruitment of Han Hyun-hee also means to prepare for the military vacuum after next year by Park Se-woong, who will give up his business and join ‘Win Now’ this season.
Some of the Lotte players left for Guam on the 20th prior to the spring camp main team departing on the 1st of next month. There are also Han Dong-hee and Jung Hoon, who are already training in Guam. Although the club uses a training ground and lodging that the club has found out in advance, the players must pay for the related expenses according to the rules.
The main axis of the starting team is the pitchers. In addition to Noh Jin-hyeok, who joined as a free agent, the only beasts are Han Tae-yang and Kim Min-soo. Han Tae-yang, who was contacted prior to departure, said, “I played my first season as a pro, and I felt my insufficiency.
Na Seung-yeop is Han Tae-yang’s direct senior at Deoksu High School. He also said to Han Tae-yang, “I wish I could stick to Sangmu,” and generously congratulated her on the news of her passing. 바카라사이트
In the first year of his debut, he came up to the first team and experienced 38 games, 72 at bats, and 187 innings of defense. In particular, it is noteworthy that he played 162 innings at shortstop, his main position. This part shows the Lotte coaching staff’s concerns about the shortstop.
Eventually, after the season, Lotte recruited free agent shortstop Noh Jin-hyeok for 4 years and 5 billion won (including 400 million won in incentives). Noh Jin-hyeok is 34 years old this year. Han Taeyang is the front runner aiming for ‘after Noh Jin-hyuk’. At the end of last season, he was selected for the U-23 national team along with his classmates Cho Se-jin and Yoon Dong-hee.
When we asked Han Taeyang about his ‘most memorable moment’, he answered, “The first starting match since his debut (against SSG Landers on May 26th)”. He added, “I felt a lot of lack in hitting. It felt like I was falling behind in strength compared to my seniors. I bulked up a lot this winter. In this spring camp, I’m focusing on hitting.”
His batting performance last year was a batting average of 10.4 and 8 Lee (9 hits in 61 at-bats), and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.399 without a home run. He was different from the defense that was praised for being more stable than his seniors.
“It’s a bit unfortunate that I have to serve in the army during the season, but managing director is a good opportunity… I want to work hard and become a better player in the future. I have sweated hard with coach Kyu-Hyun Moon and Dong-Han Kim since the finish camp. The defense has also improved this year. I’ll show you.”