Monday Sep 25, 2023

The player who was ridiculed for “lose weight” became the leader of the MVP race… ‘The 2nd Lee Beom-ho’ was right

Noh Si-hwan (23), who graduated from Gyeongnam High School and was nominated for the 2nd 1st round (3rd overall) of Hanwha in 2019, is expected by fans amid favorable reviews that he can grow as the ‘second Lee Beom-ho’. collected in Speaking of Lee Beom-ho, it was ‘one room’. And Noh Si-hwan had the talent to hit that one shot.

The team also consistently gave the opportunity for that ‘one shot’ to come out. In 2019, his rookie season, he appeared in 91 games. He didn’t care, although his batting average dropped significantly to 0.186. He was ready to sprinkle water on the team’s future. In 2020, he played in 106 games even with a batting average of 0.220, hitting double-digit home runs (12) for the first time. In 2021, following his batting average also improved (.271), he hit 18 home runs and earned the title of a true ‘Lee Beom-ho successor’.

However, in 2022, his number of home runs plummeted. In his 115 games, his batting average (.281) steadily climbed, but his home runs were limited to just six. His slugging percentage plummeted from 0.466 in 2021 to 0.382 in 2022. It was not the picture that fans, as well as the club, wanted. Disappointing responses also poured in. Even the primary criticism of “I need to lose weight” was poured into this young player. As his expectations were high, so was his disappointment.

However, in 2023, there will be no more talk of “lose weight” over Roh Si-hwan. Batting average is also batting average, but it is because the long hit burst and the appearance of Noh Si-hwan that fans wanted began to emerge. As of the 15th, Noh Si-hwan has a batting average of 0.346, 8 homers, 21 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.021 in 34 games. He is fourth in the league in batting average, tied for third in hits, second in home runs, and tied for eighth in RBI. Above all, he is overwhelmingly leading the league in his slugging percentage.

If you hit it, it goes over, and if you hit it, a double that splits the middle left and right comes out. He has become one of the most anticipated young players in the league. It’s still too early to discuss, but if you vote for the league’s MVP right now, it’s a pace that will surely fit within three fingers. Then, what has changed for Noh Si-hwan? His record also reveals that the change in his hitting point had a positive effect overall.

Noh Si-hwan consulted with the coaching staff ahead of this season and brought the hitting point forward a little. Usually, if the hitting point is hit from the front, it is easier to hit the ball with more power. If you get hit from behind, you need a lot of strength to pull it all the way out, so it’s generally not easy to do a long-distance pull.

Instead, if the hitting point goes forward, the possibility of the bat spinning in the manned ball inevitably increases. Hitting from the front isn’t always the answer, and each player’s style has a different point of view. However, Noh Si-hwan, despite his great shot potential, was a bit behind in points.

As a result, batting average increased, strikeouts decreased, and the frequency of batting balls to the right increased. However, the number of home runs and slugging decreased. It’s different this year. There were more hits to the left, and because they had so much power and good hitting points, the direction of the balls that went over began to form differently. As the batted ball speed increased, the probability of splitting left and right also increased.

Roh Si-hwan had a small number of home runs last year, and more than half of them went to the right or middle right. The distribution of home runs itself is different this year. Of the eight home runs, the one he hit to the right was the only home run he hit against Oh Seung-hwan on April 4. The remaining 7 headed left or left-middle. It’s drastically different from last year. The double hit also comes out evenly between left and right. In the case of single hits, the percentage of going to the left has definitely increased.

Basically, he is a player with the ability to send a ball in the opposite direction even when the hitting timing is late. In addition, his ability to pull with force from the front of the point improved, so his overall batting speed also jumped.

According to ‘Trackman’, which provides tracking data to 9 KBO league teams, the average speed of Noh Si-hwan’s balls counted last year was 136.9 km per hour. He was slow compared to the innate strength he had or the image the team expected him to have. The average launch angle of 5.9 was also not that of a home run hitter, and the rate of hitting bullets exceeding 165 km/h was also low at 7.5%. The size is a home run hitter, but the hit indicator is that of a middle-distance hitter.카지노사이트

This year is completely different. The average exit speed was 143.6 km, which was significantly higher than last year, and the average launch angle was more than doubled to 12.6. As the batting speed increases and the launch angle increases, the ball naturally threatens the fence or flies where fielders cannot catch it. The percentage of batted balls over 165 km also jumped to 21.4%.

At the same time, the rate of swing misses, which was a concern, did not increase much. In other words, it made a remarkable change that saved the advantage and minimized the threat. In this case, the opposing pitcher has no choice but to deal with Roh Si-hwan more pickily, and if he calmly takes the plate, the walk rate may increase. Lee Beom-ho was a player whose walk rate exceeded 10% every year. Roh Si-hwan’s walk rate last year was 9.8%. If you go this far, you might be able to see the real second Lee Beom-ho.


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