The spring camp slogan of Hwang Dae-in (27), a young giant of KIA, is change and challenge.
Hwang Dae-in made a leap to first baseman last year. Hwang Dae-in swept 91 RBIs, ranking 10th overall in the league, and left 14 home runs, the most since his 2015 debut. His position on the team has also changed dramatically. He completely took away the title of a long-term prospect and established himself as a reliable ‘4th hitter’.
KIA’s Arizona camp starts on February 1st (Korean time). However, Hwang Dae-in first arrived in Tucson, Arizona on the 18th of last month with Hyung-woo Choi and Ji-hyeok Ryu to prepare himself. Every year, he prepares himself by building his body earlier than the start of the camp, but he paid more attention this year. Because of the promise not to settle for reality.
Hwang Dae-in, who we met on the 12th at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, where KT’s battery training camp was set up, said, “I had a hard time at first when I arrived in the United States. I woke up at 3 am. So I trained at 6 am half forced. It was good, and now I have finished adjusting to the jet lag. I have adjusted to the weather and the changed environment. I am well prepared now.”
Hwang Dae-in put his life and death on a more upgraded strike this year. Hwang Dae-in posted 91 RBIs last year, but his slugging percentage was only 0.401. Looking at the distribution of batted balls, 42.2% of batted balls hit left field. This means that the pull rate is high카지노사이트. That’s why I’m working hard on ‘push’ in this camp. Hwang Dae-in said, “(Na) Seong-beom hyung and (Choi) Hyeong-woo senior said that 20 home runs were the limit.” I think that if you hit a lot with , you can increase the number of home runs and improve your slugging rate. That’s why I’m studying how to hit farther in those two directions. Actually, I did that last year too, but it didn’t work out, so I guess this is my homework.”
However, recent evaluations say that Hwang Dae-in’s bat control has improved significantly. In free batting, batted balls to the center fielder and right fielder are being produced. Hwang Dae-in said, “Now, when attacking the outer course from the middle, I don’t try to pull it, but I hit it with the feeling of throwing it a little. he explained.
In addition, Hwang Dae-in is also preparing three batting forms to deal with various types of pitchers. “I made plans A, B, and C,” Hwang Dae-in said. “Last year, when I hit only one batting form, there was a limit.
Hwang Dae-in is the KIA’s main first baseman unless there is a big change. However, carelessness is prohibited. This is because Byun Woo-hyeok, who was recruited through a trade after last season, and Kim Seok-hwan, a left-handed hitter prospect, are looking for opportunities. KIA coach Kim Jong-guk also ordered, “(Hwang) Dae-in should not relax.”
Hwang Dae-in said, “I have been fierce every year. There were sometimes as many as five players who competed. I would be concerned about the competitive structure, but I think that would also be a good effect for me.” I had to go on base, so I didn’t pay attention to long hits. This year, I plan to start the season thinking about long hits from the beginning.”