NC Dinos Son Ah-seop (35) prepared for the season with the help of Kang Jung-ho, who played an active role in the major leagues this winter.
At the spring camp training held at Reed Park Baseball Field in Tucson, Arizona, USA on the 9th (Korean time), Son A-seop said, “I was very disappointed in myself last year. It’s been a bit of a tough season. During the season, for the first time, I felt my limitations as a hitter. So it was mentally difficult and I prepared quickly about a month after the season ended. The process so far feels good,” he said, expressing his feelings of preparing for the season.
Son A-seop, who recorded a batting average of 30.2 1 li (2229 hits in 6949 bats), 169 homers, 921 RBIs, and an OPS of .855 in 1,834 KBO league games, is one of Korea’s representative batters. However, last season, he posted a batting average of .277 (152 hits in 548 bats), 4 homers, 48 RBIs and an OPS of .714 in 138 games, the lowest batting average since 2009.
Son A-seop said, “Honestly, since I was young, I have been doing well as a hitter without much difficulty. As a result, he was so attached to his own feelings and what I thought of baseball. In the meantime, he had the feeling that he was not growing and wanted to go higher, but he felt blocked by a wall. Last year, that was the deciding blow. I still have many days left to play as a player, but I felt a sense of crisis that I might quit without being able to achieve my dreams and goals as a baseball player.”
Son A-seop, who felt the limit, moved busily throughout the winter to regain his past skills. Son A-seop, who said, “I prepared quickly and went to so-called masters and experts to ask for advice on what thoughts were different from mine,” said Son Ah-seop, “When I was at my best, I played as they said. But at the time, I didn’t realize that I was hitting in that way. Without knowing the correct answer, I only played baseball with my abilities. As a result, when the slump came, I couldn’t overcome it quickly,” he said, explaining why he couldn’t recover from the slump quickly.
Son Ah-seop said, “What I felt this time was the first time I realized that I was hitting like this while watching the video. My batting form I thought and my batting form in the video were very different. I think that the impact of the drop in grades is large. Of course, there are physical aspects, but that part caught my eye technically. I prepared to return it to its original state, and the results will be known only after entering the season, but I am satisfied with the process so far.” 바카라
Son Ah-seop, who revealed that he made three technical changes, said, “The movement of the lower body has changed a lot, and the position of the hand before hitting is also higher than before. And in the past, my strength was being able to cover the wide areas of the strike zone. In the past, there were 8 or 9 hit points, but now there are only 2 or 3. So if the pitcher didn’t throw a misfire, it wasn’t easy for him to hit.”
Son A-seop, who said, “Actually, I only prepared for a month, so I only met about 50-60% of the goal,” said Son A-seop, “The coach asked for two months, but due to my schedule, I only had time for one month. It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t finish it with certainty,” he said. If results do not come out, the process fades. So I want to try to shine a little bit as a result of this well-prepared process.”
The coach Son Ah-seop mentioned was Kang Jung-ho, who was active in the major leagues. Kang Jung-ho, who has been caught driving drunk three times, tried to return to active duty at Kiwoom last season, but the KBO did not approve the player contract, so it was eventually canceled. Currently, Jungho Kang has started a baseball academy in Los Angeles and started his career as a leader.
Son Ah-seop, who said, “I was helped by senior Kang Jeong-ho,” said, “I am careful about what I say. But he has to learn what to learn. Wasn’t he the best talent as a baseball player? (Kang) Jung Ho-hyung said he prepared a lot as a leader. I was also surprised and had a meaningful time,” he said, saying that he received a lot of help from Kang Jung-ho.
Son Ah-seop, who expressed his intention to challenge for the Golden Gloves as his goal this season, said, “In the past, I thought that the awards ceremony was a matter of course, but since I haven’t been able to go for several years, I think I prepared for the season without a sense of purpose. Even though the season is over, I felt sad because I couldn’t wear a suit to the awards ceremony. I want to go back to the awards ceremony this year,” he said, promising to play an active role this season.