Hanwha’s inside/outfield multi-man Kim Tae-yeon (26) ended the season a month early due to an unexpected injury in the match against Daejeon Kiwoom on the 22nd of last month. While attempting to steal second base from first base in the second inning, the middle finger of his left hand was broken by the base. He was diagnosed with a metacarpal fracture and his condition will need to be monitored for at least three weeks. It was the moment when the season ended in vain. 카지노사이트
It was all the more disappointing because the injury occurred the day before starting third baseman Noh Si-hwan was called up to the Hangzhou Asian Games national team. During the period when Noh Si-hwan was absent, Hanwha fell to 4 wins and 9 losses due to a severe slump in the batting lineup, and briefly fell to 10th place, suffering from the fear of being last place for four consecutive years. It was a period when Kim Tae-yeon’s vacancy in batting was greatly felt. Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho also felt the vacancy, saying, “When a player who is often in the lineup is removed, there is bound to be a void,” but did not let go of his expectations for Kim Tae-yeon, saying, “All she has to do is recover well and prepare for next year’s season.”
“His finger got caught on the base while sliding,” said Kim Tae-yeon, who is doing light exercises at Seosan Rehabilitation Group while waiting for the bone to heal. This is my first time getting hurt like this. (Noh) Si-hwan was injured in a situation where he should have been more helpful to the team. “I was upset that I couldn’t be with him until the end of the season,” he said.
Taeyeon Kim recorded a batting average of .261 (64 hits in 245 at-bats), 4 home runs, 25 RBIs, and an OPS of .700 in 91 games this season. He was sent down to the second team due to extreme batting difficulties at the beginning of the season and went through a month-long adjustment period. After returning to the first team in early June, he improved his performance with a batting average of .288 (54 hits in 192 at-bats), 4 home runs, 23 RBIs, and an OPS of .755 in 70 games. Among the 10 Hanwha hitters who had more than 200 at-bats during this period, he recorded the second highest OPS after Noh Si-hwan (.965) and Chae Eun-seong (.756), and was selected as an ‘irreplaceable batting’ player by manager Choi Won-ho.
Taeyeon Kim said, “I changed a lot overall when I went down to the 2nd team. He had a tendency to follow the ball too much. He even modified the parts that used too much force in his swing. He changed his swing, almost like starting over. It’s not easy for him to do that during the season, but he wasn’t very good in the beginning. “He had enough time after going down to the second team, so he was able to make changes,” he said.
Hanwha is aiming to recruit a free agent hitter this winter, but the addition of one more player to the current batting lineup does not dramatically change the situation. Excluding Noh Si-hwan, Chae Eun-seong, and Choi Jae-hoon, there is no record that can be clearly considered a ‘constant’. As always, new foreign hitters need to open the lid to find out. No matter what position Kim Tae-yeon takes, she must give strength to the batting lineup.
Taeyeon Kim has many uses. His main position is third base, but he plays four positions including second base, first base, and right field. Just last year, he exposed some shakiness in his outfield defense, but he is now quite comfortable with it. He said, “I don’t feel uncomfortable no matter where I am in the infield or outfield. Last year, he was nervous and had a lot of pressure as it was his first time playing in the outfield, but that is not the case anymore. He is not greedy to catch difficult batted balls. “As I do what I can, I feel more comfortable in the outfield,” he said. “I have to do it wherever the team needs me.” “I want to make sure the coach doesn’t feel anxious when he writes my name down for any position,” he said.
For two consecutive years, we drew a graph where the team performed poorly at the beginning of the season but recovered in the mid-to-late season. It is not good for the individual or the team to be lost in the early part of the season when the battle for rankings is important. “The beginning of the season hasn’t been good for the past two years. Kim Tae-yeon, who said, “Now that I have experienced it, I have to overcome it without repeating it,” is thinking of making changes starting from the off-season preparation process.
There will also be a wedding on December 17th. Kim Tae-yeon, who becomes a new groom, said, “When I went home, I did everything alone without anyone, but it was great to know that there was someone waiting for me. This year, the bride-to-be cooked delicious food at home and provided an environment where she could rest well. “He always said a lot of nice things to me, which helped me a lot mentally,” he said. “As I have had many experiences, I will prepare better next year to reduce the ups and downs.” “I will do my best to repay the support of my fans,” he pledged.