Hanwha uses home run king Noh Si-hwan as number 3.
This is because Chae Eun-seong,스포츠토토 a complete hitter who is strong in chances, is holding on at number 4.
The prevailing view is that he will have to play number 4 on the Hangzhou Asian Games national team.
This was because there was a lack of sluggers to take on number 4.
Initially, the drawings of Lee Jeong-hoo No. 3 and Noh Si-hwan No. 4 were the most likely. However, as Lee Jeong-hoo had difficulty participating in the national team due to an unexpected injury, a change in plan became inevitable.
Along with Noh Si-hwan, there is a desperate need for someone who can hit long hits in the central batting lineup.
This is because there is a high probability that checks will be concentrated. At that moment, a candidate for the number 4 hitter appeared to support Noh Si-hwan.
This is NC Dinos catcher Kim Hyeong-jun. He is catching the eye with his amazing slugging ability. A reserve catcher whose shoulders have become heavy due to the absence of the team’s first and second catchers, including Park Se-hyuk and Ahn Jung-yeol, due to injuries. He is a legend.
Kim Hyeong-jun, who started as catcher number 8, led the team with 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 2 RBIs, 3 runs, and a win. NC won a complete 10-0 victory thanks to Kim Hyeong-jun’s offensive and defensive performance.
Kim Hyung-jun, who was the lead hitter in the second inning with a 3-0 lead, pulled Choi Chae-heung’s third fastball in 1B1S and flew over the left wall. A 125m home run hitting the top of the outfield stands in the left-center corner of Lions Park.
With one out in the top of the sixth inning with a 4-0 lead, he drew a curveball after a full count match with veteran Woo Gyu-min, opened the game with a double to left-center, and then hit home with Park Min-woo’s single to left. In the bottom of the 8th inning, ahead 5-0, he came out as the leadoff hitter and gently pushed Kim Si-hyun’s outside forkball to hit a solo home run. Distance 115m.
First 3-hit game after discharge. All three hits are extra-base hits, including two home runs and a double.
Kim Hyung-jun left a strong impression by hitting back-to-back home runs against left-handed ace Kirk McCarty in the match against SSG, his return to the first team after being discharged from the military on the 24th of last month. Even back then, he pulled one shot and pushed one shot. All of them were large home runs with a distance of 125m.
In six games following his return, he went 6-for-15 (.400) with 4 home runs, 4 RBI, and 5 runs scored. Of the six hits, four are home runs, one is a double, and there are five extra-base hits. Although the sample is small, the slugging percentage reaches an unrealistic figure of 1.267.
He has a large body of 1m87 and 98kg and is flexible, making him the type of long hitter who can secure distance while being soft like Lee Dae-ho.
The pelvic rotation, which is the source of power, is smooth and fast, and the movement of center of gravity to fully place the weight on the ball is also perfect. It’s like looking at Lee Dae-ho’s batting form during his active years. Commentator Lee Sun-cheol, who was in charge of the broadcast commentary that day, could not hide his surprise at Kim Hyeong-jun’s power, saying, “He can pass even if you push. Look at that pelvic rotation.”
As a catcher, he has solid basic skills.
In particular, his throwing speed is surprisingly fast thanks to his pop time and strong arms.
His only weakness is that he has only recently joined the first team, so his chemistry with pitchers is not perfect. Even he is adapting smartly and diligently. On this day, after Tanner Turley’s KBO debut, he led his first scoreless win (6 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, no runs), completing the team’s victory.
NC coach Kang In-kwon, a former famous catcher and battery coach, highly evaluated him, saying, “He has a lot of innate talent for hitting as well as being strong as a catcher. He is a high-potential catcher who has grown through solid fundamentals since a young age.”
While Park Se-hyuk and Ahn Jung-yeol are away, large catcher Kim Hyeong-jun is growing rapidly. This is good news for NC and the national team.