“I’m getting better now.”
SSG Landers coach Kim Won-hyeong praised and encouraged Cho Hyeong-woo, a ‘third-year catcher’.
Cho Hyeong-woo did not show outstanding performance this season with 15 hits in 83 at-bats in 46 games, a batting average of 0.181, 1 home run and 5 RBIs. However, Kim Min-sik and Lee Jae-won, who were active as the main catchers, are guarding the home with a sense of stability after going down to the 2nd team. It can be seen that he is doing his part just by getting good reviews on the defensive side.
Instead of Lee Jae-won,스포츠토토 who moved to the 2nd team, Lee Heung-ryun, who has a lot of experience, joined the 1st team ahead of the Incheon LG Twins game on the 20th, but starter Cho Hyeong-woo still accounts for a large portion of the team. Cho Hyeong-woo was the catcher who was named in the starting lineup against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 25th.
Prior to the match, coach Kim Won-hyeong expressed his sincerity, saying, “I don’t just praise (Hyeong-woo Cho) with lip service just because he plays a lot, but he’s doing well these days.” I think batting talent will come out when you go out on the field,” he did not hide his faith in Cho Hyeong-woo.
Coach Kim continued, “The fact that the young player is wearing a catcher mask as a starter in terms of defense and even in the absence of Kim Min-sik means that he leads with a sense of stability, catches the ball well, and blocks well. I envy other team catchers. He continued to praise, saying, “I’m showing you an apology that I didn’t do.”
On this day, Cho Hyeong-woo works with ‘veteran pitcher’ Kim Gwang-hyeon. It may feel a little strange to Kim Gwang-hyun, who has formed a battery with experienced catchers, including his MLB days. However, coach Kim Won-hyung said, “Kim Gwang-hyun also seems to have a desire to play with Cho Hyung-woo. Because he is young, there are times when he does not reach the pitcher’s thoughts. In that case, I wonder if Kim Gwang-hyun will lead himself.