I went back and forth between pitcher and fielder several times. He changed positions even when he was over thirty. In a truly eventful baseball life, the command tower emphasized hope. SSG coach Kim Won-hyeong sent a positive signal to hitter Ha Jae-hoon (33).
Ha Jae-hoon, who entered the United States after graduating from high school, also experienced Japanese baseball prior to the 2019 KBO League draft. After his return to Korea, he took to the ground as a pitcher and had a blast with 36 saves and a 1.98 earned run average in his first year in the KBO League. After wandering around, he seemed to be succeeding as a pitcher.
But injuries were a problem. His pitching was down due to a shoulder injury. After his injury, his condition did not recover and he decided to switch back to batting. Ha Jae-hoon has a strong pitch as a pitcher and the potential of a long hitter as a hitter. Last year, his first year at bat, he had a batting average of 0.215 and 6 home runs.
And his batting average has increased significantly this year. He has a small sample of 15 games and 47 at bats, but until the last 21 days he has a batting average of 0.366. After going on base, he boldly steals the base and injects energy into the SSG lineup. In his first game of the second half, against Jamsil LG, he also flew with 2 hits and 2 steals in 3 at-bats.
SSG coach Kim Won-hyung saw that Ha Jae-hoon’s batting average did not just come out ahead of the match against LG in Jamsil on the 22nd. He said, “Last year I started batting again and went to Australia during the off-season. After he came back to Australia, he could see his improvement. Seeing him batting at camp this year gave me a sense of improvement.”
Director Kim continued, “The timing has really improved. He has improved the time and timing of dealing with the pitcher and seeing the pitcher’s ball, not just the timing of hitting the ball. And then he’s hitting good. He’s 2 strikes later and he’s coping well. Last year, the strikeout rate was high, but this year, even after 2 strikes, we set the timing and produce results,” explained Ha Jae-hoon’s evolutionary point.
He was also applauded for his aggressive run base play. Regarding his attempt to steal the base right after returning from injury, he said, “I am worried if I show myself sliding excessively when defending. But he can’t help but slide on base play. He is an unavoidable part. Yesterday, after Jae-hoon stole the base, a goal was scored, and Jae-hoon did really well,” he reiterated Jae-hoon Ha’s performance.
The batting order does not plan to deviate much from the current position. When Guillermo Heredia returns, Ha Jae-hoon will be around number 7. Coach Kim said, “When Heredia comes, it will go in at number 4 and the other hitters will go down one by one. Then, I think Jaehoon would be good at around number 7.”토토사이트
Meanwhile, Heredia returns home via Incheon International Airport this afternoon. I plan to join the team tomorrow and watch the training and decide when to register for the first team. Director Kim said, “It’s not a long time, but I have to adapt to the time difference and look at my physical condition. First of all, I will decide when to join while watching the training from tomorrow.”