The catcher is SSG Landers’ weakness.온라인바카라
No player has been able to show satisfactory offensive power. No matter how much defense is emphasized, if the offensive ability is too low, it will inevitably put a burden on the team. For the record, the current SSG catchers are a burden to the team.
The main catcher, Lee Jae-won, had a batting average of 0.201 last year, and Kim Min-shik only hit 0.221. Third catcher Lee Heung-ryun also had a poor batting average of 0.133.
The catcher’s batting ability is increasingly valued. Basically, it is a position where the defense must be stable, but if you have the ability to attack at the same time, it can be a great help to the team.
If the catchers, who are mainly placed in the bottom line, have the power to hit a single shot, the team will be able to aim for a large number of runs in each game. From that point of view, the catcher’s offensive power is gradually becoming an essential condition for the team.
SSG gunners have another problem. The catcher’s age can be a stumbling block.
Lee Jae-won is 35 years old and Kim Min-shik is 34 years old. Lee Heung-ryun is also 34 years old, which is by no means young.
Since it is a catcher position that requires a lot of physical strength, age is inevitable. It can be said that it is a burden to entrust an entire season to one catcher.
The fact that the team’s first, second, and third catchers are all in their mid-30s is definitely a red flag.
At this point, there is one catcher we need to pay attention to. Cho Hyeong-woo, a 21-year-old young promising catcher, is the main character.
He’s the No. 4 catcher now, but he has the power to hit and move up any time. If the potential explodes, it can grow into a resource that can solve SSG’s catcher concerns.
In 2021, he joined SK (now SSG) in the 8th place in the 2nd round. He is such a highly anticipated catcher that he received a first round nomination, which is rare for a catcher. Now he is in his 3rd year.
SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said, “Cho Hyung-woo is a very talented player. He has a good shoulder and good hitting ability too. He still lacks experience, but when the situation comes this year, he will have to go out and gain experience. He has to supplement defense such as blocking, so he is digesting a lot of training right now.”
Cho Hyeong-woo only played 9 games in the 1st team last year. He had a poor batting average of 0.167.
But he literally bombed in the 2nd Army. He appeared in 34 games, bringing his batting average to a whopping 0.379. His slugging percentage was 0.526 and his on-base percentage was 0.430, which was ideal. He had an OPS of 0.956.
Cho Hyeong-woo is likely to play in more games this season than last year. As he proved that the basics are good, it is important for him to accumulate experience one by one in the first team.
The fact that the manager and coaching staff classified him as a top-notch prospect reflects his will to nurture and use him in any way possible.
An official from SSG said, “He is a catcher with many advantages. In the field of rating prospects, Cho Hyung-woo puts his name on the very top. He is a heavenly catcher whose body shape reminds us of Kang Min-ho. He has power and his contact ability isn’t bad either. On his defense, his throwing ability is exceptional. He boasts of his speed and shoulders so that his pop time is less than 2 seconds. He expects a lot from the team. There are still some areas where he lacks sophistication, but I think that part will naturally be resolved as the number of appearances increases this season.”
From strong hitting ability to body shape. It can be said that you can get a glimpse of Cho Hyeong-woo’s potential just by reminding him of Kang Min-ho, the league’s top-class catcher.
Kang Min-ho is also a catcher who has been constantly receiving opportunities in the first team and has increased his growth rate. It remains to be seen whether the experience of the first team, which can gradually increase for Cho Hyeong-woo, can become a solid nourishment.