There is a player whose name is often mentioned in Doosan’s Australian spring camp interview. He is truly a mediocre bomber.안전놀이터 He gives advice to both pitchers and hitters. The main character is Kim Jae-hwan (35).
No player in Doosan can match Kim Jae-hwan in training volume. He is famous as a player who trains at Jamsil Baseball Stadium every day, regardless of season or non-season. After joining Doosan in 2008, he went through an unknown period. Kim Jae-hwan, who did not have a chance to say this until the 2012 season, took off as a starter in the 2016 season right after Kim Hyun-soo (35, LG) entered the major leagues. Kim Hyun-soo, who also took the 4th hitter position, recorded 44 home runs in 2018 and won the home run king. Ahead of last season, he also signed a large free agency contract with Doosan for 4 years and 11.5 billion won.
Still, he doesn’t neglect training. He still sticks to this routine.
He is well aware of his difficult process as he has gone through a long period of obscurity. That’s why when his juniors come to him and ask for advice, he tells them in detail. Or even approached and informed me first.
Kim Min-hyeok, who is considered the next 4th hitter, opened the door to a good story. Kim Jae-hwan gave Kim Min-hyeok a lot of advice from the time he was in the 2nd Army.
Kim Min-hyeok said, “Actually, I wasn’t a long-distance hitter until high school. I was a mid-to-long-distance hitter, but when I entered the pros and practiced in the 2nd team, I met Jae-Hwan hyung. During training, my older brother told me to swing with 150% of my strength. That’s how I can get 100 during the game. He said that there was a swing that could be hit with a percentage.”
He continued, “I told him to do 100 swings every day after the game and on moving days. He still emphasizes it. By doing so, I became a long-distance hitter. My bat speed also improved. I still ask Jaehwan hyung a lot and listen to his feedback a lot.” told the back story.
He is the senior who influenced pitcher Choi Won-joon the most.
Choi Won-joon said, “Jae-hwan hyung has a lot of training, so everyone knows. When I first came up to the first team, he said, ‘It’s not time for you to play, it’s time to practice a lot.’ I wonder if I would have grown this far,” he said, expressing his gratitude.
He even gets advice during matches. When Choi Won-joon climbs the mound, Kim Jae-hwan usually stands in left field. When Choi Won-joon’s pitching becomes strange, he tells the story right away.
He smiled and said, “Since hyung always sees me from behind… Even during the game, he says, ‘Wonjun, I see you’re trying to do your best today. Throw comfortably.’
I hoped that young players would follow Kim Jaehwan’s example and grow further. Choi Won-joon said, “Jae-hwan hyung always comes to the baseball field without a day off. The MVP award player does the same, and I hope the young players will feel a lot from watching it.”