“It seems like you’ll keep doing it once…”
Byun Woo-hyeok (23, KIA Tigers) moved the team from Hanwha Eagles to KIA through a trade in November last year. Joining as the first pick in the 2019 rookie draft, he showed excellent batting talent with power. In 2019, he had a batting average of 2.226 in 29 games, and last year, after returning from military service in Sangmu, he batted 2.62 and hit 3 homers in 21 games.
In the midst of a fresh start at KIA, in the demonstration game, he recorded a batting average of .278, including one home run, gradually increasing the sense of hitting.스포츠토토
Although he played only two games in the regular season due to rain, Byun Woo-hyeok showed off a .500 batting average with 3 hits in 6 at-bats. There is also one home run.
In his batting, he had a lot of expectations, but in ‘defense’, a somewhat disappointing appearance continued. He went out as first baseman in the home opener against Doosan on the 7th and made a total of three errors in the 8th and 9th innings. In the 8th inning, there were two catch errors, and in the 9th inning, a throwing error occurred.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said of Byun Woo-hyuk ahead of the Doosan match on the 8th, “Once an error comes out, it seems to continue. It is also true that he lacks first base experience.”
Although there are some mistakes, coach Kim is looking at them due to lack of experience and plans to give them opportunities. Coach Kim said, “If you do it at the beginning of the season, I wonder if it will get better in the second half. I think I make mistakes because I rush to do well.”
In the game on the 8th, Byun Woo-hyuk will play as a third baseman, which was his main position. KIA Park Chan-ho (shortstop) – Lee Chang-jin (left fielder) – Socrates Brito (right fielder) – Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter) – Byun Woo-hyeok (3 baseman) – Hwang Dae-in (1st baseman) – Kim Ho-ryeong (center fielder) – Joo Hyo-sang (catcher) – Kim Kyu-seong ( 2nd baseman), the starting lineup was drawn up in order.
The starting pitcher is Lee Eui-ri. Regarding Lee Eui-ri, coach Kim said, “I think I’m doing as well as average. If I endure well in the beginning, I will lead it stably in the second half. I hope it goes well when a crisis comes in the beginning.”