Correspondent Moon Dae-hyeon = SSG Landers infielder Eui-san Jeon (23), who has taken off the label of a promising player for 10 years and has established himself as a decent first-team member, vowed to achieve a higher goal this season.
Jeon Eui-san, who joined SK Wyverns (predecessor of SSG) in 2020, stayed only in the 2nd group for a while and did not see the light.
Then, in June of last year, the team’s foreign hitter, Kevin Cron, fell into a slump and received an opportunity. Jeon Eui-san did not miss the hard-earned opportunity.
Eui-san Jeon, who jumped to the starting lineup with steady performance, hit 8 homers in less than two months in the first half.
Jeon Eui-san, who showed excellent performances in all key indicators such as a batting average of 0.341 in the first half and an OPS (slugging percentage + on-base percentage) of 1.098, immediately emerged as the number one candidate for the rookie of the year.
However, in the second half, the left pitcher’s weakness was exposed and he struggled. Especially in defense, mistakes often came out and he lowered his head. Eventually, in 2022, the rookie of the year went to Jeong Cheol-won (Doosan Bears).
It must have been regrettable for Jeon Ui-san, who had a good pace in the first half. However, he acknowledged his lack of skills and predicted a better performance in the new season.
On the 10th (local time), Eui-san Jeon, who met with reporters at the Jackie Robinson Training Center in Vero Beach, Florida, USA, a training ground for SSG, confidently said, “I have no regrets about losing the rookie king. More than that, I have experienced winning the Korean Series.” .
Eui-san Jeon, who entered the Korean Series for the first time in his life, entered the third at-bat as a substitute member and only scored one hit, but just experiencing the stage of his dreams was significant.
Jeon Eui-san said, “I have no regrets because I did not get a chance in the Korean Series because I did not do well. It is good to experience the Korean Series in person and feel the joy of winning.” must do,” he said.
Jeon Eui-san is constantly moving to hit better quality balls at this camp. In particular, he is receiving a lot of help from his senior Choi Joo-hwan. 메이저사이트
He said, “(Choi) Joo-hwan shares the secrets of batting. Also, mentally, he gives a lot of advice, which is helpful.” mentioned
He continued, “We are working hard on defense training as well as hitting. If a mistake in defense occurs, it affects the turn at bat, so training is essential.” “I am trying to improve by watching defense videos with senior Joo-hwan and listening to the coach’s advice. . I also learned Pilates for core exercise,” he emphasized.
Jeon Eui-san, who said that more people are recognizing Incheon than before, said, “I want to complete this year while keeping my first team position from start to finish. My goal is to hit 20 homers while playing full-time.” I will do my best to repay the team that gives me many opportunities.”