Hwang Seong-bin (26) of the Lotte Giants is running again with the spirit of a challenger.
Hwang Seong-bin started as the first hitter and left fielder in an exhibition game against SSG Landers held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 16th, and wielded a hard hit with 3 hits in 5 at-bats. In the 7th inning against SSG left-hander Kim Tae-hun, he made a foul by throwing his bat at the slider on the 7th pitch in a 2-ball-2 strike. Hwang Seong-bin threw the bat again on the 8th pitch and reached base with an infield hit in front of the shortstop. In the 5th inning, he showed good performance in the offense and defense, such as a wonderful diving catch of Guillermo Heredia’s batted ball. 메이저사이트
Seongbin Hwang is one of the income Lotte discovered in 2022. Hwang Seong-bin, who was nominated in the 2nd 5th round of the 2020 rookie draft, enlisted as soon as he enlisted at the recommendation of general manager Seong Min-gyu. After becoming a regular player in May of last year, he recorded a batting average of 0.294, 62 points and 10 steals in 102 games. He showed off his quick feet and sensible batting ability, emerging as Lotte’s next-generation ‘lead-off’. The highest salary increase rate (140%) in the team, which rose from 30 million won to 73 million won, shows his changed position.
Seongbin Hwang’s charm is his fighting spirit. He runs and runs as if in battle, not sparing his body. Lotte coach Larry Sutton praised Hwang Seong-bin as a player of a type that had not been found in Lotte before. He said, “They tell me not to do head-first sliding to first base due to injury. I know that.
It is for survival that he puts all his energy into every moment. Born in Sorae High School, Hwang Seong-bin entered the professional league after attending Kyungnam University. He said, “From my debut in the first team last year to the end of the season, I played with this clenched fist. If I can’t show it when the opportunity comes, I don’t know when the opportunity will come again.” That’s why he always runs hard.
Competition in the Lotte outfield this year is even fiercer. In addition to the existing Jeon Jun-woo and Jack Rex, newcomers Kim Min-seok and Ahn Kwon-soo, who were released, newly joined. There are also Koh Seung-min, who showed off his talent with a batting average of 0.316 in 92 games last year, and Yoon Dong-hee, a second-year player.
Hwang Seong-bin is proving his competitiveness by recording 5 hits in 10 at-bats, 3 runs and 2 stolen bases in this year’s demonstration game.
He said, “I’ve never thought of myself as a starting player. I don’t think I’m a real starting player just because I’ve been in many games for just one year,” he said. “I have to compete this season as well,” he said. “I will work harder to win the starting position. I get motivated when my teammates do well. But I hate losing.”