“I felt that it easily collapsed when I played the game.”
This is the image of Hanwha Eagles that Ahn Chi-hong (34) felt from the outside. Now, he is in a position to take the lead in erasing the color of such a weak team with a heavy responsibility.
After the last season, the Hanwha Eagles recruited Ahn Chi-hong, an infield free agent, for a total of 7.2 billion won (approx. Many other players have joined the team, but the key is Ahn Chi-hong.
Coach Choi Won-ho met with reporters at Melbourne Ball Park in Victoria, Australia, where Hanwha’s off-season training site was set up on the 2nd, and emphasized, “The first thing is to maximize An Chi-hong’s attack.”
Ahn Chi-hong, Chae Eun-sung, Noh Si-hwan, and Jonathan Perezha will combine to create synergy effect in their batters. Noh Si-hwan and Peraza, who rapidly grew last year, also saw that there could be variables. Choi, on the other hand, said, “Ahn Chi-hong and Chae Eun-sung have no chance of hitting 100 percent. If they manage their conditions well, they will have already proven themselves.”
Although there are challenges that require us to erase question marks in defense, we can trust and trust in our offense power. He is an on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) of 0.800 overall. It is not easy to find an infielder who recorded the batting average of 0.292 with eight homers and 63 RBIs in 121 games last season in the league.
“I’m having fun. I like the atmosphere. I think I’ll be the only one who needs to adapt,” An Chi-hong told reporters on Sunday. “It’s a good thing for the future of the team to have an atmosphere of competition. There may be roles to play, but I’m training and thinking about doing better. I’m trying to prepare as well as young players.”
He exercised his second FA qualification and joined the new team’s uniform under satisfactory conditions. However, Hanwha’s image from the outside did not have a positive image. “I felt that the game easily collapsed when I played the game,” An Chi-hong said. “Young pitchers rushed to enter the game,” adding, “However, there are many seniors that young players can learn from and learn from. I think I will do well.” 꽁머니
His slugging capability is somewhat lacking, but his batting ability has already been proven. His primary duty is to serve many meals in front of Chae Eun-sung, Noh Si-hwan, and Peraza. “I always have good thoughts about hitting. There are good batters coming in from the front and the back,” An Chi-hong said. “I think he has become more solid. I think he needs to focus on making good connections and making batting that suits the situation that he has strengths.”
He also did not pay much attention to defense concerns. He also has confidence. “I will prepare well to suit the situation, the type of pitcher that fits the situation, and so on,” he said. “I will not insist on playing second base just because I am prepared for everything, whether it be at second or first base, and I will not insist on playing second base just because I am physically fit.”
I didn’t have enough time to get acquainted with my teammates. It is true that the new environment is somewhat unfamiliar, but Ahn Chi-hong said, “I feel the same whenever I adjust to any team,” and added, “I am not a young player enough to take care of myself.” He expressed his intention to prepare for this season with a calm attitude.