“Even if Wonjun returns, he won’t be the starter right away”… Retirement D-22, Fierce Competition

KIA will be joined by a special support group in June. Choi Won-joon is scheduled to join the team on June 12 after completing his military service at the Armed Forces Sports Corps (Sangmu). Choi Won-joon can register for the first group from the 13th, the day after his discharge.

Choi Won-joon left a strong impression during the two seasons immediately before his enlistment. Choi Won-jun, who played an active role as a leadoff in the 2020 season, played in 123 games and recorded a batting average of 0.326 OPS 0.808, solidifying his position.

The following year,스포츠토토 Choi Won-joon showed off his strength. He appeared in 143 games and was in charge of one axis of the offense, showing a batting average of 0.295, 174 hits, and 40 stolen bases.

In the first year, the Futures League was too narrow for Choi Won-jun. He played in 92 games, and he had a batting average of 0.382, 124 hits, 73 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.020. Choi Won-joon ranked first in batting average, hits, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage throughout the Northern and Southern Leagues.

He has yet to produce satisfactory results this season. Choi Won-joon played in 18 games and recorded a batting average of 0.242, 1 home run, 8 RBIs, 5 steals and an OPS of 0.769. Still, what is encouraging about him is that he has a 5-game hitting streak and raised his batting average to 0.242, which had fallen to 0.148 at the end of April. He is slowly recovering his hitting feel.

KIA coach Kim Jong-guk, who met at the Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on the 20th, said of the outfielder, “(Na) Seong-beom is an immediate power center hitter. (Choi) Won-joon is not the starting player right away even if he returns. do,” he said.

Two outfield positions are fixed. Na Seong-beom, who will return from injury, and Socrates Brito are the main outfielders. Fierce competition is expected for the remaining seats. Initially, it was predicted that Choi Won-joon would take the starting position upon his return, but the situation has changed. Koh Jong-wook (0.325) and Lee Woo-seong (0.302) are performing more than expected, wielding .

Coach Kim said, “Wonjun must first check his condition while playing in the Futures League,” and predicted the competition, saying, “Players in good physical condition will start.”

At the same time, the command tower encouraged the players to do their best in every game to win. Manager Kim said, “The players are doing very well right now. I’m working with the thought of being the best. I’m doing more than 50% with all my power now, and I’m trying to increase the number of wins one game at a time. “I will adjust the condition of the players on the current team, prevent injuries, and increase the number of wins as much as possible.”

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