The Hangzhou Asian Games national team consists of players under the age of 25. The third base position is expected to be the most competitive. Roh Si-hwan (23, Hanwha), Moon Bo-gyeong (23, LG), and Han Dong-hee (24, Lotte) are considered candidates.
Han Dong-hee joined Lotte in the 1st nomination in 2018, Noh Si-hwan joined Hanwha in the 2nd 1st round (3rd overall) in 2019, and Moon Bo-kyung joined LG in the 2nd 3rd round (25th overall) in 2019.
Currently, Noh Si-hwan’s grades are the best. Roh Si-hwan, who lost a home run last year due to his fear of striking out and failed to gain accuracy, returned this year with a confident swing. In 19 games he played mainly as a third hitter, he has a batting average of . 881 with an OPS of . It is a pity that the batting average in scoring position is 10,3 and 6 li. There are 3 defensive errors.
In 20 games, Moon Bo-gyeong recorded a batting average of .296, 1 home run, 15 RBIs, and 15 runs, an OPS of .818. He played his first full-time season last year, hitting 3 1/5 (seventh in the league) with nine homers and an OPS of .833, and he’s hitting decently this year as well. 5 defensive errors.
Roh Si-hwan and Moon Bo-kyung faced each other in a three-game series between LG and Hanwha last weekend in Daejeon. The two players, who played as third basemen side by side, were sluggish with 2 hits in 11 at-bats (batting average of .182) in the same three-game series.
In March and April of last year, Han Dong-hee exploded with a batting average of .427 (38 hits in 89 at-bats), 7 homers and 22 RBIs. However, he slumped this year with a batting average of 1.5 (9-for-60), 2 homers, 8 RBIs and an OPS of .513. He is 63rd out of 64 in regulation plate appearances. Rarely does the bat come alive.
Moon Bo-kyung said, “Rather than caring about others, I have to do well with myself. If you do well, the result will follow on its own, so I don’t want to be too greedy. I want to think only of myself as I always do,” he said.
Will we be interested in the results of Noh Si-hwan and Han Dong-hee after the game? Moon Bo-kyung said, “I don’t see it. I don’t even take good care of my grades,” he said.
There is a reason. It’s because it doesn’t work well if you pay attention to the grades. Moon Bo-kyung said, “If you try to keep the record, it doesn’t work anymore. At the end of last year, I got greedy for the 30%, and when I thought about hitting the 30%, I became more passive and didn’t get any results. After that, he didn’t look at his grades, he thought that if he hits, he can hit, and if he can’t hit, he can’t. Taking that as a lesson, this year, I don’t really set goals, and I don’t care about grades.” 메이저놀이터
Moon Bo-kyung is competing not only for third baseman, but also for the national team within the LG team. A maximum of 3 players from each club can compete as the Asian Games national team. Last year’s save king Woo-seok Ko, last year’s hold king Jung Woo-young, bullpen pitcher Lee Jeong-yong, and promising player Lee Jae-won, who will return from injury, are aiming to enter the Asian Games.
Moon Bo-kyung said, “The players don’t talk about the Asian Games. First of all, the Asian Games are in September, and before that, we are LG players, so I think the first thing to do is to focus only on our team winning.”