Hanwha Roh Si-hwan has exploded properly, and now, if only Jung Eun-won survives… Live as two pillars

Although Hanwha is struggling in the ranking battle, the club and fans are full just by looking at this player. Noh Si-hwan (23), who is fiercely competing with Choi Jeong (SSG) for the top third baseman and batter position in the league this year, is the main character.

Noh Si-hwan, who seemed to be good or bad, is properly exploding his potential this season through various trials and errors. Noh Si-hwan has a batting average of 0.300, 22 homers, 64 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.921 in 91 games of the season until the 5th. It seems clear that Noh Si-hwan, who was recognized for his strength and batting talent, is growing into a player who meets the expectations of the club and fans. Admiration comes out naturally when he sees the blow that goes over the fence in the middle of the right, even if he pulls it or pushes it.

However, there is a player who draws a sigh from fans as he is on the opposite side of Noh Si-hwan’s explosion. It is Jeong Eun-won (23), the starting second baseman. Jeong Eun-won, who graduated from Incheon High School, joined Hanwha in 2018 after being nominated in the 2nd 3rd round (24th overall). He was meant to be a next-generation infielder. And a year later, in the second round (3rd overall), Noh Si-hwan was nominated, laying the foundation for the infield rebuilding.

In fact, the player who stood out first was Jeong Eun-won, who was one year older than him. In 2018, his rookie season, he appeared in 98 games and showed bold play and began to be recognized as the future of the team. In 2019, when rookie Roh Si-hwan struggled with a batting average of 10%, he played 142 games and emerged as the team’s main second baseman.

Although his batting average was not that high, his ability to see the ball calmly, unlike a young player, was highly evaluated. In 2021, he peaked in that ability with a batting average of 0.283 and an on-base percentage of 0.407 in 139 games. There was no one who couldn’t be excited about a second baseman who could record a .40 on-base percentage, and a young second baseman in his early 20’s. However, he has not been able to stretch beyond that and the graph is facing a downhill crisis.

Jeong Eun-won, who recorded a batting average of 0.274 and an on-base percentage of 0.377 in 140 games last year, is performing worse than last year in all indicators this year. As of the 5th, his batting average remains at 0.230 in 89 games. His on-base percentage (.349) is much higher than this based on his unique ability to pick out walks, but after all, there are times when you need hits rather than walks in baseball. With a low batting average and even long hits missing, the frustrating flow continues.

Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho also regrets Jeong Eun-won’s sluggish performance. In response to the question that Jung Eun-won’s expression was dark, coach Choi said regretfully, “Because he doesn’t have good grades.” There are only about 4 to 5 players in . However, the batting average is low, so I have a lot of stress about it.”

He also tried to change his style to improve his batting average. He is by no means a player not trying. However, there are no results yet. Director Choi carefully diagnoses that he could be better off sticking to his original style.

Director Choi said, “At one time, I tried to change my batting style. I tried to hit a little more aggressively. At that time, I told (Jung Eun-won), ‘You have to stick to your style and wait for the right time.’” If you can hit it, you can hit 50%. You have to keep the style you used to look at the ball more and hit it that way. On the contrary, it is better not to wait for the kids who have been actively hitting from the first pitch.”

The batting average has been rising a little lately, but it is frustrating as a player to not be able to keep this trend steady. He must have a boiling period, but he didn’t. In the game against KIA in Gwangju on the 4th, he had 1 hit and 1 walk, but in the match against KIA on the 5th, which he played as a leadoff, he recorded no hits and 3 strikeouts in 3 at-bats, and was replaced by pinch hitter Jae-hoon Choi in the 7th at-bat.꽁머니사이트

If the attack is not released, the steps in the defense are bound to become heavy. These are not separate issues, but related issues. Hanwha is constantly waiting for opportunities, but Jeong Eun-won has to solve the problem herself. Maybe the allotted time is not so much because I haven’t solved my military service yet. Whether one of the two pillars of the Hanwha infield rebuilding will be able to stand properly after the repair is another point to watch for the rest of this season.

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