“First of all, the biggest goal is to train to maintain the pace of spring camp until the exhibition game or the opening game, and to participate in the game. I will not attach much importance to the results of practice games and demonstration games.”
Byun Woo-hyeok (23, KIA Tigers), who changed his uniform due to a trade, has an unusual sense of hitting. He also wanted to continue the current pace of the player himself.
Byun Woo-hyuk transferred from Hanwha Eagles to KIA through a trade last year. Having made his name as a geopo during his time at Bukil High School in Cheonan, he joined his hometown team, Hanwha, as the first choice. However, he was not able to seize the opportunity due to sluggishness and injury, and the KIA, which wanted to reinforce a young long hitter, recruited him through a trade.
The sense of hitting he showed at his Okinawa camp is fierce. Byun Woo-hyuk showed his potential as a long hitter with a batting average of 0.333 (6 hits in 18 bats) and 2 homers and 4 RBIs in the practice game held in the second camp. For the KIA, where most of the key hitters such as Choi Hyeong-woo and Na Seong-beom are veterans, if Byun Woo-hyuk explodes, they will be able to look positively at building the future lineup.
Byun Woo-hyuk returned home through Incheon International Airport on the 9th after finishing the spring camp. In an interview with reporters after returning to Korea, he said, “I have been maintaining a good balance since the first camp in the United States, and I succeeded in maintaining it in the second camp in Japan. Thanks to that, the results of the practice match came out well. This balance will continue to be well I will try to keep it,” he said of the spring camp.
Regarding Byeon Woo-hyuk’s hard hit, coach Kim Jong-guk said, “The swing has become simpler. I was less fooled by Yu In-gu and more patient. Because I have basic power, I think the player himself felt a little that the ball went far and the speed of the ball was fast even if he tried to hit the right hit.” Explained.
Byun Woo-hyuk explained, “If the swing was a style that spread from the back before, now I have modified the movement of the arm so that it can come out more concisely. Then, after practicing, it fit my body well, and it is doing well in practice.”
As he has a good pace, he can be expected to challenge himself as a starting hitter in the future. Byun Woo-hyuk said, “First of all, the biggest goal is to train to maintain the pace of spring camp until the demonstration game or opening game, and to participate in the game. I will not attach much importance to the results of practice games and demonstration games.” 먹튀검증
Coincidentally, the first opponent in the demonstration match was Hanwha, his parent team. Byun Woo-hyuk said, “I faced a practice game in Okinawa. At first, I felt strange and nervous. But after playing the game anyway, it was all the same game. I will prepare equally well for the demonstration game and the regular season match.”
In order for Byun Woo-hyeok to go beyond the joker of the other line and take the starting position, he must eventually have a good defense. He said, “I have been pointed out that the defense is a weakness. Coach Park Ki-nam helped me a lot during the spring camp.” Previously, my legs were fixed and it was difficult to match the bounds, so I practiced a lot (to change).” He continued, “I think I gained more room in defense as I followed Coach Park’s instructions. He explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and I think I quickly absorbed the explanations because they fit my body well.”
Byun Woo-hyuk is well aware that he is still in the position of a challenger. It is important for him to establish his roots in the first team and secure a starting place in the future. He said, “I showed my fans a good image in the US and Japan. I will never be satisfied or relieved by that appearance. I will do my best to prepare as I have been doing and maintain a good image.”