Already 4 home runs in 10 games. Roh Si-hwan (23, Hanwha)’s slumbering giant gun instinct is awakening.
Noh Si-hwan started as a 5th hitter and 3rd baseman in the 2023 KBO League demonstration game against KT held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 15th, and played an active part with 3 hits and 2 RBIs in 3 at-bats, including a two-run homer in the first inning. Thanks to Noh Si-hwan’s performance, Hanwha also won 10-4 against KT.
From the first at-bat in the first inning, Roh Si-hwan’s cannon exploded. In the 2nd 2nd base, KT pulled the 129km slider that came in rather flatly towards the body of the 2nd pitch, and decorated the left wall with a two-run gun that goes over the field. Distance 115m. It was the first home run in three exhibition games.
Including the 7 spring training games previously held in Arizona, USA and Okinawa, Japan, this is 4 home runs in 10 games. If the previous three home runs were almost pushed homers with superiority, right middle month, and middle month, the difference was that this day was a pulled home run to the left pole.
Noh Si-hwan, who was nominated by Hanwha as the 3rd overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2nd round in 2019, drew attention as a prospect from the moment he joined. In 2020, his second year, he hit double-digit home runs (12) at the age of 20, and increased the number to 18 in 2021, when he became a full-time starter.
However, last year, it plummeted to 6 home runs in 115 games. In the final 46 games of the season, he went silent with 203 at-bats and no home runs. He focused on connecting or solving chances while receiving intensive checks as a central hitter, and the effect of his hitting point gradually went back. In response, Noh Si-hwan made changes from the camp. He changed his ready-to-bat position, where he kept his bat on his shoulder when he hit. He took the bat off his shoulder and modified it to swing form as quickly as possible. mma 토토
By advancing the hitting point, Noh Si-hwan’s long-hitting instinct, which had disappeared for a while, revived. On this day, he also recorded a multi-long hit with a heavy hit in the 4th inning after a home run and a large double hit the middle right fence in the 7th inning. He pushed and pulled and sent big balls left and right in the outfield.
Last winter, Hanwha recruited free agent Chae Eun-seong and Brian O’Grady, a foreign hitter. As the two batters were in charge of the 3rd and 4th times, Noh Si-hwan was placed in the 5th batting order, where he was relatively less checked. It relieves the mental burden and expects to produce long hits this season with a unique cool swing.
After the game, Noh Si-hwan said, “My goal before the season was a long hit, so it seems that a lot of home runs are coming out. I have to go into the season to know, but I always have confidence. I prepared hard, so I think the results will come out accordingly.” There are a lot of things to learn from watching. I get a lot of help from the preparation process, especially on the batting side. He gives me a lot of advice. O’Grady seems to do well when the season starts and I’m looking forward to it. There are many good hitters, so I feel confident and comfortable.”