“When I can’t go out, I feel psychologically…” KIA 26-year-old outfielder’s honest confession, I was chased, I was seen, and it was hard
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk declared that he would change the technique of Choi Won-joon (26) after three consecutive matches against KT. In the 스포츠토토 meantime, he judged that he had been playing only as an unfamiliar first baseman due to the team’s circumstances with a full outfield, and was showing signs of shrinking due to frequent mistakes.
For Choi Won-joon to consistently play, first baseman is right. However, coach Kim couldn’t wait to see Choi Won-joon’s batting and feeling burdened in defense. He made a bold change. he was sent to the outfield. He said he would occasionally let the first base defense go. To the extent that there is a position change in the second half of the game. He is likely to start almost exclusively as a left fielder or center fielder.
Instead, it is difficult for him to start every game. This is because Lee Woo-sung, the hit product of this season, is there. Socrates Brito, Na Seong-beom, and designated hitter Choi Hyung-woo are all fixed. Because of this, there is a high possibility that Choi Won-joon will actually be used as Lee Woo-sung’s platoon from now on. When Hanhwa posted left-hander Ricardo Sanchez in the Gwangju KIA match on the 25th, Lee Woo-seong, and Choi Won-jun started each when they posted right-hander Felix Pena in the Gwangju KIA match on the 26th.
Until this day, Choi Won-jun had not been released with a batting average of 0.250. But as he opened his stance a bit more, he found a breakthrough. In the meantime, there was a diagnosis that his body was too lean towards the batter box body. Thanks to that, he flew to the top with 3 hits and 3 RBIs, including the final hit.
Choi Won-joon spoke frankly after the match. “Honestly, it was mentally difficult when I couldn’t go to the game. So did the defense. After he was discharged from the military, he hurriedly took over first base again, so he noticed. The coaches said, ‘(Originally) I’m not a first baseman, so take it easy,’ but the team lost, so it became a burden. The more I did, the more I was chased.”
At the beginning of his career, Choi Won-joon moved from position to position, but now it suits him to go to the outfield. On this day, he missed Moon Hyun-bin’s hit by sending it over his head once, but the bench and himself agreed and strategically stepped forward to not give a single point. It was hard to see him as an erroneous play.
Now Choi Won-joon starts again. He still has a lot of time to contribute to the team. Choi Won-joon said, “Yesterday and today, I tried to play confidently. He was trusted by his coaches and teammates. Rather, I was able to get into the bat comfortably because I was not good at it. I want to help the team fight for 5th place.”