Dissatisfaction with no home run even in ‘double first place’… Roh Si-hwan is still in trial and error

Noh Si-hwan (23, Hanwha Eagles) has a batting average of 0.329, 1 home run, 8 RBIs, 12 runs, and a slugging percentage of 0.474 as of the 24th. He is tied for first place in the KBO League with 8 doubles. Compared to last year’s batting average of 0.281, slugging percentage of 0.383, and 24 doubles, it is much better.

Roh Si-hwan tried to change last winter to wash away the sluggishness in 2022. He made the hitting point form in front and aimed for a long hit. As a result, he had a batting average of 0.471, 5 homers, and a slugging percentage of 0.971 in the demonstration game. Ahead of the opening, in a survey by this magazine and 8 commentators, he received 3 votes and was selected as ‘the most anticipated player this season’.

He seemed to be developing into a long hitter, but he is still a mid-long range hitter. He is tied for first in doubles, but has only one home run. The quality of batted ball is good. He has a strong batting ball (more than 150 km/h) rate reaching 40%. This is the fourth-place record (based on at-bats in regulation) following Kim Jae-hwan (Doosan Bears, 48.7%), Park Gun-woo (NC Dinos, 45.1%) and Jack Rex (Lotte Giants, 43.6%). It is excellent even compared to team senior Chae Eun-seong (26.3%), who hit 4 homers.

However, there is no home run. It is because the blow is not being made at the point you thought. The hitting point, which was successful in putting it in front until the demonstration game, has moved back again. As a result, long hits are not being made as expected.

Roh Si-hwan, who met with this magazine, explained, “There is an effect of changing. However, as the season begins, the sense of long hits and hitting points has changed, so the old swing is coming out. The hitting point comes back once in a while without my knowledge.” Just don’t be in a hurry. It is because I believe that the timing I want will come out if I adjust while running the game. Noh Si-hwan said, “I think I can hit a home run if I don’t care about long hits and do what I do. I’ll keep it as it is now. My hitting coach told me not to worry too much.” 메이저사이트

The change in the hitting point is not only aimed at Roh Si-hwan. Jeon Eui-san (SSG Landers), a one-year junior of Noh Si-hwan at Gyeongnam High School and a classmate of Busan Suyeong Elementary School, is also aiming for a long hit with the hitting point ahead. However, Jeon Ui-san is also experiencing trial and error. This season, he is struggling with a batting average of 0.214 and a slugging percentage of 0.381. Noh Si-hwan said, “The two of them often talk about batting. Like me, Uisan-i can hit a home run at first and become afraid of striking out. So, the point gradually comes later.”

Even without a home run, Hanwha is laughing at Noh Si-hwan’s performance. However, the unfortunate thing is that Hanwha’s batting line does not burn despite Noh Si-hwan’s hard hitting. Even though Noh Si-hwan is the center hitter, he scored more runs (12) than RBIs (8). It is also because of his low scoring batting average (0.136), but fundamentally, there are no hitters to support No. 3 hitter Noh Si-hwan and No. 4 hitter Chae Eun-seong. Brian O’Gredi, who mainly kept the 5th hitter, was eliminated from the first team entry on the 23rd after a sluggish batting average of 0.127.

Still, Noh Si-hwan does not feel burdened. Because he is better than last year when he fought alone. Noh Si-hwan said, “I don’t feel any pressure (due to the sluggish batting line). Now I have Eun-seong senior behind me. Even if I can’t hit, the senior will be good to me, and I think I can do more when the senior is not good.”

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