I recruited An Chi-hong, but…Jung Eun-won, the second baseman of Golle, who Hanwha cannot give up, is expected to revive, “I will do well next year.”

Hanwha infielder Jung Eun-won (23) showed his intention to join the military at the end of the season. But the timing was ambiguous. If you apply for the military sports unit Sangmu Baseball Team now, there could be a gap in the first team for two seasons until 2025. After much thought, Jung Eun-won decided to postpone his enlistment for another year and boarded a plane to Miyazaki, Japan, for the final camp.

Jung Eun-won batted .222 (86 for 388) with two homers, 30 RBIs, 62 walks, 73 strikeouts and an on-base percentage of .333 with a batting average of .268 OPS in 122 games this season.It was 601, the lowest performance since his professional debut in 2018. The on-base percentage was more than 110 percent higher than the batting average as the leadoff man was alive, but the overall hit collapsed. Even the second base defense was not stable. 스포츠토토사이트

Eventually, in the second half of the season, he was virtually notified of his first second-tier move due to readjustment, and gave up the position of the main second baseman to rookie Moon Hyun-bin. It was the first ordeal in the baseball life of Jung Eun-won, who has become a first-team player since he was a rookie and jumped to the starting lineup the following year, and won the Golden Glove for the first time as a pure Hanwha second baseman in 2021.

It’s been less than a year, and things are running hard on him. With the emergence of a strong competitor named Moon Hyun-bin, even a big FA came while threatening the second base position. Hanwha recruited Ahn Chi-hong, the FA’s biggest infielder, for up to 7.2 billion won for 4+2 years on the 20th. An Chi-hong’s main position was second baseman, and a fire fell on Jung Eun-won’s instep.

In response, Hanwha is preparing for an outfield double job by testing Jung Eun-won as a center fielder during the closing camp. Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho is also paying attention to Jung Eun-won. Coach Choi said, “Eun-won has improved a lot in the closing camp. The coaches say that they are following the center test better than they thought. “As Ahn Chi-hong has come, Eun-won should also prepare for the outfield.” “There will be a situation where we can send him to the outfield as we continue to prepare for next year’s spring camp and exhibition games,” he said.

Of course, if Jung Eun-won shows clear competitiveness at second base, he can find the position of the main second baseman again. An Chi-hong can also get first base, and Chae Eun-sung and the designated hitter can be used alternately. If Moon Hyun-bin, who played as a utility both inside and outside this year, is fixed as a center fielder, there will be a place to use Jung Eun-won. However, it is a picture that comes under the premise that he must find his previous competitiveness. In the meantime, he has to continue to play as an infielder and adapt to the outfield. Even if he adapts, it is not easy in many ways as Lee Jin-young, who stepped up this year, is expected to receive a chance as the main player.

However, Choi sees Jung Eun-won’s chances of rebounding next season very high. Coach Choi said, “I think Eun-won will play well next year. As the strike zone changes to ABS (automatic pitch ball determination system), the left and right widths become narrower. Then, poor batters such as Eun-won will have an advantage,” he expected. Jung Eun-won has excellent ball-playing ability to spend the youngest 100 walks (105) season ever at the age of 21 in 2021.

From Hanwha’s point of view, Jung Eun-won is a player who has to make use of it somehow. He is still only 23 years old, and any player may have a sluggish period of one to two years. He is one of the signboards in the team raised by Hanwha’s own development and is also a star player. Jung Eun-won himself is silently preparing for a rebound. He expressed his intention to focus all his attention on baseball, refusing to appear on the team’s broadcast as well as media interviews before next season. It is a willingness to stand up confidently after rebounding next year.

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