NC Dinos Han Seok-hyun (29) was confident of his performance this season.
In a spring camp interview held on the 13th (Korean time) at Reed Park Baseball Field in Tucson, Arizona, USA, Han Seok-hyun said, “I prepared for the season faster than usual. His physical condition seems to be good. He tries not to pay attention to being on a new team, but he seems to be motivated,” he said of his mindset going into spring camp.
Han Seok-hyun, who joined LG in the 2nd 5th round (48th place) of the 2014 rookie draft, achieved great results in the Futures League and raised great expectations. His career in the Futures League was a .783 OPS with 17 homers, 153 RBIs, 238 runs scored and 104 stolen bases in 441 games with a batting average of 2.9 3. However, the 1st team did not show much performance. Han Seok-hyun only recorded a batting average of 2.5 (8 hits in 32 at-bats), 1 RBI, 9 runs, 3 steals, and OPS .717 in 31 games over a total of 3 seasons (2020-2022) in the KBO League.
Han Seok-hyun, who did not get many opportunities because he could not break through LG’s solid outfield, applied for the Futures FA after the end of last season. And he signed with NC and became the first Futures FA player to successfully transfer.
Han Seok-hyun, who said, “NC approached me with a heart and treated me warmly,” said, “We didn’t rush and showed what was inside by saying, ‘We are like this’. He left Data and made the choice of NC which came a bit warmer to me 스포츠토토. I felt they needed me,” he explained why he came to NC.
Han Seok-hyun is expected to compete with Kim Seong-wook for the starting left fielder spot this season. Han Seok-hyun said, “We are preparing the same. He is working hard, asking his coaches and teammates what to ask.” “The NC team atmosphere seems to be different from what I thought. Since I tried it myself inside, there are many young players and the atmosphere seems to be more active.”
Han Seok-hyun, who said, “I am confident in all of Gong Soo-ju,” said, “I didn’t have bad grades in the first team. He was good when he was hit, but he didn’t get good reviews, maybe because of the small number of matches. Even at the end of last year, there were a lot of things that went well, but it seems that everyone couldn’t think of such things,” expressing confidence with regret.
In NC this season, Park Gun-woo will move to the right fielder and foreign hitter Jason Martin will play center fielder. Son A-seop is likely to play more games as a designated hitter. However, Son A-seop is preparing to play left field, so the competition for the left field position has become really fierce. Fans are very excited about whether Han Seok-hyun, who came to NC in search of an opportunity, will be able to reach his full potential this time.