A new edition is being woven on the outfield of the Hanwha Eagles. Competition in the outfield, which is summed up as a 'fire condition,' has also become more intense. The key points are Chung Geun-woo (37)'s settling of a middle-class player and Lee Yong-gyu (34)'s move to the left.
Hanwha, which opened its spring camp in Okinawa, Japan, started its best lineup this season at a practice game against the Samsung Lions at Akama Stadium on the 25th. After his sixth practice game in Okinawa, he showed off all the players from both home and abroad. The most eye-catching positions were left fielders and middle-class players.
How Jung Geun-woo will coexist with Lee Yong-gyu, who is currently스포츠솔루션 playing as a starting pitcher, Han Yong-duk, the manager of Hanwha, said, "Lee Yong-gyu's left-winger moves" on the day. As a right-winger, he has appointed foreign player Gerard Hoing, 30, as a foreign player.
Lee Yong-gyu is a top-class outfielder who has won three Golden Globes (2006, 2001 and 2012). Chung Geun-woo, on the other hand, is a former second baseman of the national team, who is trying to transform himself into an outfielder this year following last year's first baseman.
Considering the defense capability of the outfield, the two cannot be compared. Nevertheless, Chung has been training as a middle-aged man at the camp. Considering Lee's presence, the left fielder seemed to be the right choice, but the reality was different. 'Traffic control' has become necessary. I wondered how to organize the outfield, the insides of the command tower.
Han presented the answer at the game against Samsung on Wednesday. After the game, the left and right corner outfielder can be a little difficult for Chung. This is because fly ball can bend rapidly. Therefore, experienced Lee Yong-gyu should play left fielder. Lee Yong-kyu and Ho Ying may help defend Jung Geun-woo`s midfield. "(left) Lee Yong-gyu(middle), Jung Geun-woo(right) and Ho Ying" made it clear that this season is the basic framework of Hanwha's outfield.
The outline of the week came out, but the competition structure became more complex. In order to be limited to backup, competition from outside and outside the country is overflowing as Yang Seong-woo (30), Jang Jin-hyuk (26) and Choi Jin-haeng (19) have joined the camp, which is proving their potential as expected. Yang Sung-woo, Yoo Jang-hyuk, and Choi Jin-haeng, who were replaced by Samsung on the same day, also garnered hits. In particular, Choi had two hits in the top of the sixth inning, including a three-run homer from left to right. It is interesting to see whether the "hot and overflowing outfield" will serve as a driving force for Hanwha this season.