Kim Tae-yeon will be the Hanwha Eagles’ right fielder

Kim Kyung-moon concludes that Hanwha’s right fielder will be Kim Tae-yeon.

For the time being, Kim Tae-yeon will be the Hanwha Eagles’ right fielder. Captain Chae Eun-sung will return to first base.

Kim has been at the helm of Hanwha for just over a month. “I can’t say I know everything, but I’ve gotten to know the players to a certain extent,” said Kim, who plans to be more aggressive in the second half of the season.

One thing that stands out is the organization of right field and first base traffic. Kim started Chae Eun-sung in right field in the first game of the last three-game series against KT Wiz in the first half. However, in the second game, Kim brought in Kim Tae-yeon, and it was Kim Tae-yeon for the final game. Chae Eun-sung was dropped from the starting lineup in Game 2 and was the first baseman in Game 3.

Chae signed a free agent contract totaling 9 billion won with Hanwha before last season. She was primarily a right fielder with the LG Twins, but due to the large defensive radius in Jamsil, she was forced to play more first base.

Hanwha manager Carlos Suvero initially used Chae in right field last season, but eventually switched her to first base.

Choi Won-ho did the same.

The reasons were clear. With Hanwha’s weak outfield compared to its infield options, having Chae Eun-sung in right field would make it easier for the team to recruit players for first base and the designated hitter position.

This year, the problem was exacerbated. Ahn Chi-hong signed a free agent contract. Ahn Chi-hong is also a second baseman, but due to his age, 바카라사이트 추천 he was effectively moved to first base. There was too much overlap with Chae Eun-sung.

Kim also played Chae Eun-sung in right field and Ahn Chi-hong at second base immediately after his arrival. Kim Tae-yeon, who has a good bat, was moved to first base to keep her in the lineup. However, her defensive limitations eventually became apparent, and Kim was faced with the decision to end the experiment.

“Kim Tae-yeon is a third baseman, so I thought her defense would be stronger if she moved to first base, but I couldn’t help but think about Eun-sung’s slow feet in the outfield. Also, she needs to be able to release her bat, which also affects her physical strength. She has played first base and is tall, so first base is not bad, and Kim Tae-yeon is good at defending the outfield,” explaining that for the time being, Kim Tae-yeon will play right field and Chae Eun-sung will rotate between first base and designated hitter with Ahn Chi-hong.

As mentioned above, Kim Tae-yeon entered the professional league as an infielder. However, Noh Si-hwan was locked in at third base, so she tried to switch to the outfield at the end of the 2021 season after serving in the military. However, she was more often deployed at first base than in the outfield, but with Kim’s help, she will be able to play the outfield full-time.

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