13 homers, 8 mistakes… the problem is defense, homework given to a 4th year Geopo

“You have to be defensive to be able to play.”

Jeon Eui-san (23) of SSG Landers showed potential to grow into the next-generation number 4 hitter last season. However, he has shown himself to hit his limits from time to time. Especially on defense. He failed to show stability as a first baseman. To make the leap to SSG’s starting first baseman, he will eventually have to erase defensive weaknesses.

Jeon Eui-san, a native of Gyeongnam High School, joined the SK Wyverns (now SSG) with the 10th overall pick in the 2nd 1st round in the 2020 draft. Jeon Ui-san, who went through a maturation period in the 2nd group. He debuted on the first team stage last year and recorded a batting average of 0.249 (60 hits in 241 at bats, 13 homers) and a slugging average of 0.481 in 77 games. The ball hit by Jeon Eui-san’s bat went over the fence, and the expectations for it went higher day by day. 메이저놀이터

However, the defense showed weakness. Jeon Eui-san recorded 8 errors. This is a high number compared to the number of matches played. The first baseman also needs to be defensive. As the number of left-handed hitters increases, line drive balls fly toward first base more frequently. In addition, since the out count goes up with the catch of the first baseman, a stable defense is required. In order for Jeon San to occupy the SSG first baseman in the future, his defensive ability must be improved.

It is a fact that you know yourself well. Jeon Eui-san said, “You have to be defensive to be able to play. In the spring camp, we will focus on supplementing. We have to do better than last year. We have to work hard and get better results.”

Manager Kim Won-hyung also emphasized defense. He pointed out Jeonuisan’s unstable defense, saying, “Jeonuisan has to grow. It’s not a burden. At first, he boldly defended, but later when a problem arose, he was embarrassed. It’s a homework he has to solve on his own.”

He expressed his intention to help Jeon Uisan, saying, “I and the coaches will continue to train repeatedly. The defense must also gain confidence. I think I had a great experience last year.”

Now, he is a former player who has played one season in the first team. I went through trial and error after entering the game, but I am still at an age where I can draw a brighter future. Can Jeon Eui-san make up for the lack of defense in this spring camp?

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