Son A-seop (35), the main outfielder of the NC Dinos in professional baseball, had somewhat disappointing results in the 2022 season when he transferred from the Lotte Giants to NC.
Son A-seop, who was considered the league’s best alternate hitter, had a batting average of 0.277, 4 home runs and 48 RBIs in 138 games.
It was the first time Son Ah-seop had a batting average of 0.280 or less since the 2010 season when he was active as a full-time professional baseball player.
There was an evaluation that the ‘aging curve (a curve that shows skills according to age) has arrived’.
Son Ah-seop could not agree with this opinion.
On the 18th (Korean time), Son Ah-seop, who met at the NC Spring Camp, High Corbett Field in Tucson, Arizona, USA, said, “Last year’s sluggish performance was not an age problem, but a technical problem.” There was,” he said.
He continued, “In the past, I was able to hit all the balls from any course, but last year I couldn’t hit the pitches on difficult courses. I thought a lot after the season.”
After the season, Son A-seop was contacted by coach Heo Il, whom he had been close to during his time at Lotte.
Son Ah-seop said, “Coach Huh runs a baseball lesson center with Kang Jung-ho (retired) in Los Angeles, California, USA. He said he wanted to help, so we trained together in the US last month.”
He said, “I changed my batting바카라 form while looking at past videos,” and “Kang Jung-ho helped me regain my good form.”
Regarding the opinion of the ‘aging curve’, he raised his voice.
He said, “There is no big difference in my current physical condition from when I was young.” He emphasized again, “The sprint record and the weight of the barbell during weight training are similar. It is not an age issue, but a skill issue.”
Son A-seop, who modified his batting form, looked full of confidence.
He said, “Last year, there was no Golden Glove winner in our team.” “, he set the target.
Son Ah-seop’s change also influenced NC coach Kang In-kwon’s plan for the new season.
Coach Kang, who met with reporters ahead of the day’s training, said, “Son Ah-seop has completed a batting form that can make a lot of mid-long-distance hits during the off-season.”
Son Ah-seop continued, “I think I’ve found a normal swing trajectory now,” and promised, “I will catch two rabbits, batting average and long hits.”