“In the camp, I’m trying to focus on training on the third base.”
Doosan Bears Shin Seong-hyeon (33) returns to the infield after wandering in the outfield. When Doosan recruited him as a trade from the Hanwha Eagles in 2017, he is trying to re-entrust the task of ‘Uta Geopo 3rd Baseman’, which he expected. Heo Gyeong-min is a big mountain at third base, but Heo Gyeong-min alone can’t take care of all 144 games, so I’m trying to share the burden.
On the 6th, Shin Seong-hyun had a defensive training at the third base with Heo Gyeong-min at the Black Town Baseball Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop’s will was reflected. Doosan defensive coach Cho Seong-hwan explained, “At the spring camp, Shin Seong-hyun will focus only on third baseman training.”
Shin Sung-hyun dramatically survived the release crisis after finishing last season. Director Lee grabbed the hand of Shin Seong-hyun, who was standing on the edge of a cliff. Wearing a Doosan uniform, Shin Sung-hyun had a batting average of 0.158 (22 hits in 139 at-bats), 3 home runs, 13 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.522 in 109 games with the first team for 6 years until last year. He did not deserve the title of ‘Uta Geopo’.
The defense was the biggest stumbling block. When Shin Sung-hyun came to Doosan, the infield lineup consisted of third baseman Heo Gyeong-min, shortstop Kim Jae-ho, second baseman Oh Jae-won, and first baseman Oh Jae-il. They could not show the defensive power to surpass them, and the enemy, who was naturally given a pinch hit, could not take advantage of the chance to hit. He tried to improve his chances by turning to the outfield, but he didn’t have a lot of income. This is the background that he tried to return to the infielder and pour his own money.
The first step is to create a fierce competition with Heo Gyeong-min at third base. When asked if he had any plans to return to third base, first baseman Yang Seok-hwan expressed, “There is a big stone (Heo Gyeong-min) stuck in third base. Shin Seong-hyeon must continue to shake the hard stone that has been firmly embedded throughout Doosan’s golden age. 스포츠토토
There is a clear reason why coach Lee gave Shin Seong-hyun a chance. During the finishing camp in October of last year, he decided to accompany Shin Seong-hyun after watching his batting. It is entirely up to Shin Seong-hyun to pour out the potential seen by the national hitter on the ground. During the finishing camp, coach Lee directly raised the T-ball to Shin Seong-hyeon, ordering him to ‘hit steadily with the correct posture’. Shin Seong-hyeon silently swung his bat at the ball given by coach Lee without showing signs of fatigue.
Fall’s theme is accurate hitting, while spring’s theme is accurate defense. Shin Seong-hyun can prove that coach Lee’s eyes and expectations are not wrong by polishing both the batting and defense well.