I’m glad I didn’t change my position. I grew rapidly as Hanwha’s No. 2 catcher. I analyzed my power in Australia.
One of Hanwha’s harvests last year was the growth of catcher Park Sang-eon (26). They competed young players as backup catchers to support the main player Choi Jae-hoon, and Park Sang-eon stood out the most and took over the position of “No. 2.”
In 56 games in the first division last year, he had a batting average of .224, 30 hits, 4 home runs, and 17 RBIs. He showed his slugging power with four home runs despite his low batting average. He hit his first home run against Doosan Bears in Daejeon on May 25 and hit the winning hit in the eighth inning against NC in Daejeon on July 7, leaving an impact. Although there were nine errors in defense, the pitcher’s lead ability was also recognized as his weak blocking improved.
Hanwha manager Carlos Subero said about Park Sang-eon during last season, “I can see the leader personally. Being passionate and trying to get better has a positive impact on other players. During bullpen pitching, I think about what kind of ball our pitcher is good and study until just before the game. He is a catcher who can bring out the pitcher’s ability. If there is a catcher like this, the coach can’t be better. “I will be able to be a catcher who can play every day,” he praised. Hanwha Futures coach Choi Won-ho also said, “During the camp, there were difficulties due to throwing problems, but Futures battery coach Lee Hee-geun taught well meticulously and practiced well.” He said, “I went to the first division after the throw improved, and I grew rapidly for a short period of time.”
Park Sang-eon said, “I’m not satisfied with last season’s performance, but I can feel confident while playing the game. “Based on that, I think I can prepare well for the new season,” he said adding, “Last season’s preparation process was the worst.” “I exercised a lot in the off-season, and I went to the first-tier spring camp, but I had to join the rehabilitation team in the middle because I caught Corona,” he recalled.
He then said, “Since then, my shoulders and back have not been good, so I have been delayed from playing the actual game.” It was a hard time, but I got the hang of it quickly. It was helpful to talk with coach Lee Hee-geun in detail about the game management and ball combination. Thinking about the next batter or situation, I learned a little about the situation to compete and the situation to avoid. “It’s not that I didn’t know, but I understood it better and it was fun as I was convinced,” he said.
Park Sang-eon, who started playing in the Futures League from mid-April, secured a backup position after a first-team call-up in early May. He started 35 games and was in the first team for 145 days. He showed remarkable growth in offense and defense and injected new energy into the team.
Park Sang-eon, who is so attractive as a catcher, once talked about switching positions. Park Sang-eon, who was a former Yushin High School player and joined Hanwha in 2016 as 79th overall in the second eighth round, had good batting skills and was fast as he was tall (185cm) as a catcher. In order to take advantage of his batting advantage, he sometimes practiced as an outfielder in his early professional days.
However, Park Sang-eon did not give up his position as a catcher. He, who is attached to the catcher’s mask, said, “I had no intention of changing my position. The fact that I hit the bat well and my feet were fast was also an evaluation that came out because I was a catcher. He calmly judged his competitiveness, saying, “It would have been normal if I went to another position.”
Park Sang-eon, who joined Sangmu after two years of joining the team, continued his catcher career. At Sangmu, he developed his body and strength through weight training for three to four hours a day. The profile remains 75kg when he was a rookie, but now he weighs more than 90kg. After returning to the team in 2020 after being discharged from the military, he began to see light little by little in the first division after two more years of training 토토추천
Park Sang-eon, who returned from two months of experience in Australian professional baseball at Geelong Korea after the season, said, “It was really good to play baseball in a warm place. I became close to almost all of the promising players on other teams, and I learned from watching and learning various things. “As we met as the opposing team during the season, we analyzed our strength together,” he said, showing his catcher instinct and adding, “My goal for the new year is to enter the opening entry for the first time.” I will build up my body well so that I don’t get sick. “If I enter the opening entry, I think I will have another goal at that time,” he said.