KIA coach Kim Jong-guk picked Hwang Dae-in (27), a right-handed hitter, as an indispensable player for the team. Skill is also skill, but his ‘personality’ that makes the team atmosphere harmonious was evaluated more highly than anything else.
Coach Kim Jong-guk, who is conducting the 2023 spring camp in Tucson, Arizona, USA, was asked on the 18th (hereafter Korean time) if there was a player who stood out from the reporters, and he made sure to take a picture of Hwang Dae-in and mentioned, “(Hwang) Dae-in is our team atmosphere. He is a leading player.”
Manager Kim said, “All the players agree and like what (Hwang) Dae-in says. He is the mood maker on our team. In both training and games, Dae-in leads the atmosphere,” he said. “In difficult times, such a player is essential. Spring or fall, whether training is short or long, they are all hard and tiring. At such times, if Dae-in says one word at a time, the atmosphere improves,” Hwang paid attention to the Dae-in effect.
Hwang Dae-in came out of Gyeonggi High School and entered the pros with the 2nd place in the 2nd round of the 2nd round of the KIA in the 2015 rookie draft. However, he seldom reached his full potential and was labeled as an unfinished gian메이저놀이터t.
Hwang Dae-in finally hit a double-digit home run (13 home runs) in 2021 and hit his potential. And in 2022, when coach Kim Jong-guk took over, he jumped to the starting lineup and proved that his performance a year ago was no coincidence with a batting average of 2.5, 6 ri, 14 homers, 91 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .401 in 129 games. Hwang Dae-in is also likely to be the first baseman for KIA in the 2023 season.
The command tower cited the change in his personality as a factor in his rebound. Director Kim said, “Hwang Dae-in was not originally an active personality. He could have been much better at baseball, but he changed his personality because he couldn’t, he said.
Hwang Dae-in has a bright personality and skills, and has now grown into an indispensable player for KIA. Director Kim said, “Hwang Dae-in has to go out as such a character. He thinks that he will be liked by the fans even more. Even if he makes a mistake, he will look at you if he is cute.” He smiled and said, “Honestly, Daein is cute and pretty, isn’t it? His personality is too bright. Because he leads a bright atmosphere, he is an indispensable player for our team.”