Hanwha Eagles Noh Si-hwan (22) has recently had a downturn in hitting. The command tower diagnosed this.
Noh Si-hwan has played in 124 games this season, recording a batting average of 0.296 (144 hits in 486 at-bats), 30 home runs, 96 RBIs, a slugging percentage of 0.545, and an OPS of 0.932. As of the 20th, he is ranked first in home runs, RBI, and OPS.
Noh Si-hwan, who joined Hanwha as the 3rd pick in the 2nd first round of the 2019 rookie draft, attracted attention as Kim Tae-gyun’s successor. In 2021, its potential was finally unleashed. He had a batting average of 0.271 and showed himself as a slugger by hitting 18 home runs. Although he was two short of 20 home runs, he was assured of being the number four hitter of the future.
However, he suffered a slump last year, hitting only 6 home runs. He is in growing pains. He worked hard preparing for this season and returned to a batting form that suits him well. As a result, he completely exploded this year. He finally hit 30 home runs in the game against LG in Jamsil on the 2nd.
Noh Si-hwan’s 30 home runs are very meaningful. He became the first player in 20 years since Kim Tae-gyun (then Hanwha, with 31 home runs) in 2003 to hit 30 home runs in the under-23 season. This is a welcome record for Hanwha. He is the 15th in the history of the Hanwha team and the first domestic right-handed hitter to hit 30 home runs in a long time since Lee Seong-yeol (34 home runs) and Gerard Hoying (30 home runs) in 2018 and Choi Jin-haeng (32 home runs) in 2010.
Although he hit 30 home runs, his batting pace dropped in September. After spending time in the scorching heat, his physical strength began to decline. He is Noh Si-hwan, who has never hidden his desire for defense, but recently he even asked to be sent out as a designated hitter.
Just looking at his last 10 games, he has a batting average of 0.263, no home runs, and only 5 RBIs. He has to go to the Asian Games in Hangzhou soon, but I’m worried because his batting skills haven’t improved.
Regarding Noh Si-hwan’s sluggish batting, manager Choi Won-ho said, “My personal guess is that he is impatient,” and said, “I think I would like to set some records such as batting average and home runs before going to the Asian Games.” . But it doesn’t go as planned, so I’m hitting with a lot of force. I should be hitting lightly from the front, but I’m hitting with a lot of force,” he pointed out.
I especially felt it in favorable ball count situations. Coach Choi said, 토토사이트“If the timing is late and a foul or a pop fly occurs in a favorable count, 2-ball or 3-ball, 1-strike situation, it means that a lot of force has been used. You are trying to hit too hard. I hope you hit lightly from the front.”
Although he has achieved 30 home runs, there are only 4 left to reach 100 RBI. He would like to complete 100 RBIs and go to the Asian Games.
Coach Choi understands the psychological state of these players. He said, “Players are probably making calculations. For example, starting pitchers who become free agents calculate how many wins they can get per month. If that doesn’t work out, things start to go wrong. The same goes for Sihwan. ‘How many games are left?’ “You’ll think, ‘I can hit a few more because there’s about a game left.’ The same goes for 100 RBIs. If you do the math, it’s a record that’s quite possible, but it doesn’t happen, so I get impatient.”
The national baseball team is scheduled to return to Korea on October 8th. Then, Noh Si-hwan can play the remaining games.
Currently, Hanwha needs to reorganize three games. Coach Choi said, “Noh Si-hwan will start playing on the 9th (laughter). If you include the 3 games that are rescheduled for the games scheduled for the 9th and 10th, he can play a total of 5 more games. Then, he can have more than 20 at-bats. Even home runs. “I think I can hit 1-2 more hits and have at least 6 RBIs,” he predicted.