Hitting right from the first batting appearance of debut, the scent of Seongbin Hwang… “I will find my way to live, the goal is big”
I can feel the scent of Hwang Seong-bin (26, Lotte Giants). This is the story of Yun Su-nyeong (23), a promising outfield player whom Lotte expects a lot.
Yoon Su-nyeong was called up to the first team entry ahead of the 6th game between kt Wiz and the team of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Suwon kt Wiz Park on the 14th.
After graduating from Yonsei University, Yoon Soo-nyeong joined Lotte this year as a foster player. Afterwards, he joined the first team squad after signing as a regular player on the 12th. At first, he accompanied and trained with the first-team squad, but two days later, on the 14th, he was proudly named in the first-team entry.
Yoon Soo-nyeong, whom I met before the game, said, “I joined the professional league as a foster player with difficulty. I was worried about baseball. I was surprised, it was like a dream,” he said.
▲ Lotte Giants outfielder Yoon Su-nyeong’s first at-bat. ⓒSBS Sports broadcast capture
In his first year as a pro, Sunyeong Yoon has a batting average of 0.303 (10 hits in 33 at-bats), 4 RBIs, 4 stolen bases, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.768 in 19 Futures League games. He is stirring up the ground with his precision hitting and quick feet. Hwang Seong-bin, who appeared like a comet last year and revitalized Lotte’s outfield, has something in common in left-handed pitching and physique.
Yoon Su-nyeong said, “My strength is my quick feet. My defense is stable, and I have a good shoulder. I can steal bases from bases, so I think I’ll have to work hard to find my way to live.” I will prepare to do well stably, and I will try to go one more base with Jururo somehow.”
The stage of the 1st team that has been drawn for a long time. How would you like to portray the first moment of your first pro game? Yoon Su-nyeong said, “I hope there will be good results. There are many spectators, and it will be fun to see the hyungs play in the dugout.
He continued, “Even if I play as a backup, I want to succeed 100% (instructions from the bench) and play about 30 games in the first team. I’m also thinking about stealing 10 bases.”
When the reporters said, “It seems like I’m seeing Hwang Seong-bin last year,” Yoon Su-nyeong said, “You have to set a big goal to achieve it.” I guess.” He smiled.
▲ Lotte outfielder Yoon Su-nyeong poses with her first professional hit. ⓒLotte Giants
The game started, and at the end of the 7th inning, Yun Su-nyeong took the place of left fielder Jack Rex (30) as a major defense. He did well after catching two balls that came to him.
At the beginning of the 9th inning, when the team was leading 7-0, with one out and 1st and 3rd base, he attacked the changed pitcher Lee Chae-ho’s 3rd pitch four-seam fastball and hit a timely one RBI. He showed off his skills in the stadium where many spectators visited, in the first game where he could be nervous, and in limited opportunities, and made his name known to the benches and fans.
After the game, Yoon Su-nyeong said, “There were some older brothers who said that only the pitcher could be seen (the first at-bat was nervous), but I could see the whole baseball field well. The difference in scores was huge, so I thought I’d just hit what came in (into the strike zone). It was my favorite course,” he said, looking back at the moment of his first hit.토스카지노
Yoon Soo-nyeong left an impressive performance in his debut game. Attention is focusing on whether he will be able to grow into a player that stands out like the outstanding number in his name.