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right-handed giant cannon is the romance of baseball fans. If red goes well with it, it is the perfect gift for the KIA Tigers.
On the 2nd, a coffee truck arrived in front of Kia Champions Field in Gwangju. This is a gift for Byun Woo-hyeok (23), a ‘Geopo prospect’.
Byun Woo-hyeok, who was called ‘the second Kim Tae-gyun’, changed to a KIA uniform in place of the Hanwha Eagles in November of last year. From the KIA point of view, it was a bold trade that gave away two pitchers (Han Seung-hyuk and Jang Ji-su) to reinforce the other line.
A confident physique of 1m85, 95kg, and a boy’s smile stand out on his wide shoulders. He got rid of his nervousness and found more leisure. KIA seniors also cheered hotly towards him standing in front of the coffee truck.
During his time at Hanwha, he was a promising hitter who was called “Byeon No-yu (Byeon Woo-hyuk, Noh Si-hwan, and Yu-gyeol)”. He finished his military service early in 2021. However, while Noh Si-hwan grew up smoothly by taking a starting position, Byun Woo-hyuk was seldom able to settle down due to an injury. Eventually he changed his uniform.
During his two seasons at Hanwha, the chance he got in the first team was 122 at-bats. On the other hand, in KIA, he participated in 49 at-bats during the month of April. His batting average below 20% is unfortunate, but he is showing his potential bit by bit. In the match against SSG Landers on the 2nd of last month and against the Samsung Lions on the 22nd, he also hit a home run and tasted it.
In particular, the match against Samsung was the first home run in his life and the one shot that led Yang Hyeon-jong, the “great pitcher,” to 160 victories in his career. It is a series that KIA coach Kim Jong-guk picked as “the atmosphere of the players has changed.” The last week of April became a turning point for us to run a five-game winning streak.메이저사이트
His April performance was a batting average of 109 (8 hits in 42 at-bats), 2 homers, 8 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.640. Regarding last April, he said, “I personally felt good because I won both games where I hit home runs. I looked back.
KIA, like Hanwha, is also a team that desperately needs reinforcement of other lines and awakening of promising players. I have high expectations for Byun Woo-hyuk. You yourself are well aware of this.
“May has now begun. It is a month that I am also looking forward to. I feel that I have received many opportunities at KIA and that the love of the fans is great. I am so happy. I am proud to be a Tigers player.