When I can’t go out, mentally… ”
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 meantime, he judged that he had been playing only as an unfamiliar first baseman due to the team’s circumstances with a full outfield,스포츠토토 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 one position to another, 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 plate comfortably because I was not good at it. I want to help the team fight for 5th place.”