Park Seong-han (25, SSG Landers) has become one of the best shortstops in the league. He played shortstop full-time in 2021 and 2022 and posted decent results. In particular, last year, as the team won the combined championship, he also won the title of ‘winning team shortstop’.
However, Park Seong-han is still not satisfied. Since he still has a lot of unsatisfied parts, he is determined to work hard to become a more perfect player.
Park Seong-han participated in 140 games last year and recorded a batting average of 0.298, 2 homers, 56 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.
Although his batting average dropped slightly from 2021, when it exceeded 30% (0.302), it could be said that it was an outstanding performance considering the position of shortstop and his years of service. After the season, he received 50 votes in the Golden Glove vote, the second most after Oh Ji-hwan (246 votes, LG Twins). He was recognized as the second best shortstop in the league.
But there is no regret. Compared to the first half, the pace in the second half dropped sharply. Looking at his batting average, he struggled for the top spot in the league with 0.332 in the first half, but plummeted to 0.246 in the second half, and his batting average for the season fell short of 30%.
Park Seong-han was well aware of this. He said, “I had a good pace until the first half, but I felt my stamina fluctuate in the second half.”
He explained, “The trainer coach took good care of everything from the weight program to eating,” and “I feel it with my body. I will continue well in the spring camp.”
The part to pay attention to along with stamina is defense. 메이저사이트 Although he is receiving attention for his elaborate hitting, he himself considers defense more important.
That would be the case, too. In both 2021 and 2022, when Park Seong-han played full-time, the number of mistakes exceeded 20. In 2021, it was the third most in the league with 23, and in 2022, it was disgraced for the most errors in the league with one more, 24.
Park Seong-han said, “As the position is shortstop, defense is always important, but last year I made a lot of mistakes and was not satisfied with it.” he emphasized.
Hits that have already been verified to some extent do not change the style significantly. The policy is not to try bulking up to increase long hits.
He explained, “I’m looking for a direction. I don’t think bulking up for a long hit isn’t my style,” and “I’m preparing the opposite.”
In 2023, when he will be in his third year as a full-time shortstop, he vowed to show a leap forward again.
Park Seong-han said, “I want to show a better performance than last year,” he said.