Why was he so cold-hearted? They are veteran hitters who are recording 81 homers and 1098 hits in their personal career.
Looking back, I can understand why NC was so cold towards Kwon Hee-dong (33) and Lee Myeong-ki (36) who exercised their FA rights in the last Stove League.
Kwon Hee-dong, who has been together since 2013, the debut season of NC’s first team, has his own punching power as a hitter who is recording 81 home runs, including hitting 19 home runs in 2017. Lee Myung-ki, a veteran left-handed hitter who wore an NC uniform through a trade in 2019, is a player who is useful enough to record a career batting average of over 30% (.306) and 1098 hits.
However, NC’s gaze was cold. In the end, Lee Myung-gi left NC and transferred to Hanwha in the form of a sign-and-trade, and Kwon Hee-dong was able to continue his career as a player by signing a late contract with NC for up to 125 million won a year at the end of February.
Even though they only played 4 games in the regular season, seeing how NC’s outfield got stronger, I understand why NC was so cold-hearted. NC decorated the match against Doosan in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium on the 5th with a 9-3 complete victory.
This day’s game was able to confirm NC’s stronger outfield depth. Kim Seong-wook, who returned to NC after serving as a manager, hit a 3-run home run in the top of the 2nd inning and became the main character of the final stroke. He scored 1 run and 1 goal and helped the team win. 메이저놀이터
NC’s outfield is already lined with outfielders from the national team, including foreign hitter Martin, Park Kun-woo and Son Ah-seop. With the addition of Kim Seong-wook and Han Seok-hyun, the outfield depth is growing.
Kim Seong-wook is attracting attention with his mentality and skills that have matured since he went to managing director. Even before enlisting in the military, he was a hitter with enough punch to hit double-digit home runs twice, but now he has transformed into a hotter hitter with a batting average of .467 (7 hits in 15 at-bats) with one home run and two doubles.
Kim Seong-wook, who has been hitting hard since the opening, said, “When I was in Sangmu, I had a lot of thoughts to focus only on baseball. It was a time that was definitely helpful to me.” I changed my mind to focus and play baseball without regrets, so the results seem to be good so far.”
Han Seok-hyun, who played for LG until last year, was not strong enough to break through LG’s thick outfield even after taking over the 2nd team stage. In the end, he, who exercised his free agent rights with Futures, was called by NC and has been getting a chance to play in the first team from the start. Although he made a disappointing mistake against Doosan in Jamsil on the 4th, he made up for his mistake the previous day by making a multi-hit in the match against Doosan in Jamsil on the 5th.
Han Seok-hyun said, “I couldn’t help the team because of my mistake, so I wanted to help somehow. I thought to see even one more ball, and I thought I’d focus on every play.” I made up my mind. If their performance continues and Kwon Hee-dong, who is quenching in the 2nd team, is on the right track, the NC is expected to add depth to the depth of the outfield.