“The batting average is low, but the batting average is more stable than during the Hanwha days.”
SBS Sports commentator Lee Sun-cheol relayed the KIA-Lotte game on the 2nd and 3rd and said the above several times when he saw KIA right-handed giant gun prospect Byun Woo-hyuk (23) at bat. Byun Woo-hyuk had 9 hits in 49 at-bats in 19 games until the 3rd, a batting average of 0.184, 2 home runs, 9 RBIs, 4 runs, an OPS of 0.604.
First team experience is only 69 games. He has no full-time experience, and it is the first time he has become a main axis member of the first team. However, KIA put its life and death on the upbringing of Geopo prospects. I try to give Byun Woo-hyeok a chance as much as possible. Ryu Ji-hyeok took over as the starting third baseman, and Byun Woo-hyeok went to the first baseman. Of course, he is more like Hwang Dae-in’s backup.
The situation has yet to see enough of the pitchers in the first team. As expected, Byun Woo-hyuk is experiencing trial and error with a batting average of 10%. However, Commissioner Lee Soon-chul believes that Byun Woo-hyeok has definitely improved. Commentator Kim Tae-hyung said, “The results are not coming out, but the timing seems good for the breaking ball.”
The part that batters with little first-team experience have the most difficulty with is coping with breaking balls. It can be even more difficult for Byun Woo-hyuk, who still competes with strength rather than technique. He’s actually struck out 17 times all season, and has struck out at least one in his last five games in a row.
However, if the views of Commissioner Lee and Commissioner Kim remain unchanged, it is worth having hope. In particular, in the game on the 3rd, I was impressed by the part where Byeon Woo-hyuk, who is weak against sidearm 스포츠토토 this season (batting average 0), competed on an equal footing with Shin Jung-rak of Lotte. The batting average against right pitchers is also not good at 0.167, but the batting average against left pitchers (0.308) is strong.
There is absolutely no reason for KIA to foster Byun Woo-hyuk in a hurry. He is 23 years old and he has already been to the military, so you can watch him with a long breath. However, for Byun Woo-hyuk, it is not guaranteed that he will start every game, and he may feel pressure to show it every time he gets a chance. However, he has to overcome such a press before he can become a representative hitter for the team.
It is a wall of 10% that seems impenetrable. He needs to raise his average to naturally achieve long hits. It is a time of patience for KIA. I wonder when director Kim Jong-kook set the bottom line. Anyway, in the 2nd team, if Kim Seok-hwan gets rid of the hamstring injury, there is room for him to rise to the 1st team. This is why Byun Woo-hyuk must still be nervous.