The central player in the infield has disappeared without a trace. He naturally became a major spring camp assignment, and the command tower confidently picked the first candidate. Hanwha coach Carlos Subero explained the plan following the departure of Ha Joo-seok.
Hanwha has been holding a spring camp since the 2nd (Korean time) at Bellbank Park in Mesa, Arizona, USA. Coach Subero’s task for the upcoming season is ‘baseball without ups and downs’. Picking ‘solid defense’, he emphasized the need for Hanwha to play more complete baseball.
But there is no core of infield defense. Ha Joo-seok, who has been a shortstop for several years, was suspended for 70 games by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) for drunk driving during last year’s finish camp. Hanwha also significantly cut Ha Joo-seok’s annual salary from 209 million won to 100 million won last year. The departure of the first half is confirmed. It is Ha Joo-seok who cannot guarantee the exact time of his return. 먹튀검증
In other words, we need to find a player who will replace Ha Joo-seok as a shortstop in this camp. Director Subero said, “The best way is to find internal resources. First of all, I think of Park Jung-hyun, and I also think of Lee Do-yoon in defense. Oh Seon-jin, who has returned, is also a good defensive player. Oh Seon-jin was good at both defense and offense at Samsung. It was nice to see Oh Seon-jin, who went to Samsung for a trade, to come back,” he said. “I will think in many ways. The field of opportunity is always open. Han Kyung-bin is also leaving the possibility open.”
Among them, the player Subero is particularly interested in is Park Jung-hyun. When asked to name players to look forward to in the upcoming season, coach Subero answered Jeong Eun-won, Roh Si-hwan, Park Jung-hyeon, Nam Ji-min, and Moon Dong-ju. At the same time, he expressed his expectations for Park Jung-hyun, saying, “I hope that Park Jung-hyun will overcome the growing pains and take on the role of the starting shortstop.”
Park Jung-hyun, who joined Hanwha in 2020, played 30 games on the stage of the first team in the first professional season. In 2021, his second year, he played 33 games, and last year, his third year, he played 81 games. As manager Subero has openly expressed his expectations, Park Jung-hyun is expected to play regularly in the evaluation matches and exhibition games prior to the season.
He is Chairman Ha, who collapsed on his own after failing to properly draw a growth curve. It remains to be seen whether Park Jung-hyeon will take advantage of the opportunity brought by Ha Joo-seok to play as a shortstop in the opening game.