“I’ll get some cheer” There is a reason why the reserve free agent ‘Geopo first baseman’ stands in the first line
This season is important to Geopo first baseman Yang Seok-hwan (32, Doosan). Because he is facing FA.
Yang Seok-hwan made a turning point in his baseball life after being traded from the LG Twins to Doosan ahead of the start of the 2021 season. He wielded a fire bat with a batting average of 0.273, 28 homers, and 96 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.827, playing a decisive role in Doosan’s advancement to the Korean Series for 7 consecutive years.
Yang Seok-hwan started the 2022 season with this momentum. In his first seven games, he appeared to continue his performance from the previous year, showing good batting average with a batting average of 0.348 (8 hits in 23 at-bats), 2 home runs and 4 RBIs.
However, his final performance for the season fell short of expectations with a batting average of 0.244, 20 home runs and 51 RBIs with an OPS of 0.741. Suffering from an injury to his oblique muscle, he was unable to continue his flow 스포츠토토.
His team performance was also not good. He finished the season early with his worst performance of 9th, his first start.
Yang Seok-hwan, whom we met at the spring camp in Australia on the 5th, said, “There is not much difference between the camp ahead of FA. The only difference is that it is an overseas camp after a long time.”
Doosan has many players who have experienced FA. Therefore, it will be of great help to Yang Seok-hwan.
He said, “During the warm-up, free agent players stand in the first line. Kim Jae-ho hyung stands first, (Yang) Eui-ji hyung, (Kim) Jae-hwan hyung, (Jeong) Soo-bin hyung, and (Huh) Kyung-min hyung stand side by side. Then, I’ll sit next to you and say, ‘I’ll get some energy here,’ and hug you.”
He also took advice. Yang Seok-hwan reflected on his advice, “The hyungs told me to be comfortable mentally. You can do technical things during the season. It’s not easy to be bad throughout the year. They told me to be comfortable.”
As much as I struggled with an injury last year, my goal this year is not to get sick. He pointed out, “The main focus of this camp is not to get sick. You can do the technical part by improving your physical condition and taking the amount of practice. Certainly, doing it in a warm place will help.”
I also want to pay attention to the number of home runs. Yang Seok-hwan said, “If you are a player, you should aim high. He has hit 28 goals (season 202), so I think you should aim higher than that.”
When the reporters asked if he was as greedy as his uniform number (53), he said, “Then I think the coach will keep it in check (laughs). It’s a ridiculous number in Jamsil. I think it’s a good season even if you hit half of this.”
Yang Seok-hwan himself is in dire need of a rebound as he will obtain free agent status after the end of this season.