Eui-san Jeon (22), a right-handed and left-handed infielder of SSG Landers, showed off the potential of a new giant gun without regret. Opportunities were limited due to late first-team call-ups and backup appearances during the season, but he recorded 13 homers/45 RBIs in 266 at-bats in 77 games, showing the charm of SSG’s next-generation giant.
This year, SSG Landers coach Kim Won-hyung picked Jeon Ui-san as the spring camp MVP and did not hide his expectations, saying, “I hope he will leap to become the first baseman.” However, in the opening game against KIA on the 1st, after recording 1 hit in 2 at-bats until the end of the 5th inning, he was replaced with the defense in the beginning of the 6th inning. And after that, he did not play in SSG’s two matches.
The reason was a minor injury. Jeon Eui-san, whom we met ahead of the Incheon Lotte Giants game on the 6th, when a no game was declared in the rain, said, “I had a little pain because my side was uncomfortable.”
On this day, even after going to SSG Landers Field in Incheon as an early batting group and digesting all of the regular schedules such as batting training, Jeon Eui-san was busy with ‘self-massage’ at SSG Dugout. This year, a portable massager installed in the dugout is used to massage the entire body. While continuing to follow the batting training scenes of his seniors with his eyes, Jeon’s hand and massage machine did not stop.
When the attention of the audience was focused on Jeon Ui-san, who was giving a massage, he said, “If you do this at least, it helps a lot. My whole body is loosening up,” he said with a shy smile.
Still, he said, “I’m fine now. Today, I can wait from the second half of the game,” he said, showing a strong desire to participate in the game.먹튀검증
SSG coach Kim Won-hyung also said, “I was a little uncomfortable with my body, but now I have no problem playing in the game. After watching the condition on the bench until today, if it is okay, I can start starting tomorrow.”
At the beginning of the season, SSG is cruising with 2 wins and 1 loss based on the strength of the mound, but it still lacks a ‘destructive shot’. The return of Jeon Eui-san, who raised expectations for the full-time season alone with the potential shown last year, is expected to be a strong force.