“Asian Games? I don’t think at all.”
2023 is the year leading to major international competitions in baseball. In particular, the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games will be held. It is a great opportunity for young players. However, there are players who don’t even think of ‘1’. only sees the team I am determined to do well for the team’s performance. Hanwha Noh Si-hwan (23) is the main character.
Noh Si-hwan is Hanwha’s flagship gun. 1st round pick in the 2019 draft. Since his debut season, he has been consistently active in the first team. He has grown every year, but in 2022 he took a big break. Compared to the 2021 season, it is stark. In 2021 he had a batting average of 0.271 with 18 homers and 84 RBIs and an OPS of 0.852. In the 2022 season, he had a batting average of 0.281, 6 homers, 59 RBI, and an OPS of 0.737.
The loss of a home run was painful. This is the reason why Hanwha ranked last with 88 team home runs. Naturally, the team performance was not good either. also the lowest. I was hurt as much as my pride was hurt. So, I prepared for the 2023 season ‘hardly’.I lost weight off-season and built a good body. He faithfully completed the 1st spring camp in Arizona, USA, and is spinning the bat coolly at the 2nd spring camp in Okinawa, Japan. In the match against Lotte on the 2nd, he hit a timely hit, and showed off his good luck at third base. After that, he hit home runs in succession against SSG on the 3rd and against Lotte on the 5th. There is an evaluation that “Noh Si-hwan is back”.
I met Noh Si-hwan at the Okinawa spring camp. “I am lifting weights consistently. I may be tired at this point, but I don’t think it’s hard yet. I also lost weight. I lost about 6-7kg. During last year’s finishing training, he even went up to 108-109 kg. Now it is about 99 kg. After losing weight and playing defense, I think my quickness has improved. The steps are the same, and the lower body seems to have improved.”
I also looked back at last year’s sluggishness. “The timing was too late. The point was caught behind, and the correct hit did not come out. Last year was a failed season. It was disappointing. I felt a lot. I got to look back on my baseball. The goal was to grow every year, but last year was not. I just think ‘I’m going to do well’. I prepared thoroughly,” he stressed. 안전놀이터
“I pay a lot of attention to pitchers and timing. If it becomes this way, the point will also go forward. Even in the practice match, there was a slight delay. Still, it seems to be going smoothly. I want to keep the pace right now. After all, training is the answer. He needs to get his pace back as he continues to train,” he added.During the off-season, I also met ‘Legend’ Dae-ho Lee. The seniors of Gyeongnam High School stepped forward for the juniors. “I learned a lot. He said, ‘I wish I could lose my strength’. It’s not easy because it takes power. It’s late because the swing keeps coming from behind. He said that because he had power, he would pass if he just got hit. If you try to hit hard, you will also develop bad habits. I learned the method from senior Lee Dae-ho. I’m going the way I think. This is important. I am satisfied,” he said confidently.