Starting from the 2nd grade of elementary school, Koo Bon-hyuk, a top-rated defense, said, “I look forward to the day my father emphasizes defense and starts left-handed.”

He is also an infielder with both offense and defense, regardless of position. He plays special defense in all infield positions, and demonstrates true value at bat at an important moment. Thanks to him, his batting depth became even stronger last year. He is an all-around infielder Koo Bon-hyuk (27), who is indispensable to LG.메이저사이트

He hit another homerun when he really needed it. Koo Bon-hyuk hit a three-run shot against Kim Kwang-hyun in the top of the third inning against the Munhak SSG on Friday. He did not miss Kim’s mistake in a three-pitch changeup, with runners at the first and second bases with one out. He blasted a cannon that flew well over the left fence, and led LG 6-0. LG, which won 7-5, jumped to second place with a five-game winning streak.

After the game, Koo Bon-hyuk said, “I feel really good because I hit a home run on Korea’s best left-handed pitcher,” smiling, “I have more confidence in my defense because I have good offense this season. Above all, I feel good because the team seems to be doing well when I play.”

He has created quite strong scenes from the beginning of this season. He had walk-off hits in just one day at the games against NC in Jamsil on April 4 and KT in Jamsil on April 6, with his second walk-off hit being a grand slam. He has had six final hits so far, leading his team to win not only in defense but also in batting.

“I think the biggest difference between batting this year and the past is my mindset. I turn the bat with more confidence because the coaches and coaches trust me,” Koo Bon-hyuk said. “In fact, I thought defense came before offense in the past. However, since offense will take place this year, defense is better. In the past, I thought it would be the best game if I played defense well. But now that I have a hit at bat, I want to be more confident and active in defense because I have something I have done.”

As the game was hit hard, the number of games he started increased naturally, and that’s how often he plays on the ground. At the match against NC Dinosaurs last weekend, Park Jae-hong, a commentator at MBC Sports Plus, said that he was one of the most defensive infielders in the KBO.

“I listened to it after the game and it was really good. However, I still have a lot to improve my defense,” Koo said, lowering himself. “I think my defense has gotten better than before. My training with defensive coach Kim Il-kyung from the camp is going well. The coach also designates the location according to the position, which suits me well. Honestly, second baseman, shortstop, and third baseman are all confident,” he smiled again.

He also thanked his father, who emphasized the importance of defense from the time he first caught the baseball. He is Koo Bon-hyuk, who still has a video of his outstanding defense as a third baseman when he was a Little Baseball player. Even then, Koo showed off his unusual infield defense skills.

“This is a video clip from my second year of elementary school. After the sports I saw at school, I trained defense alone with my father. He constantly played pungo and trained me for defense. My father didn’t play baseball, but he was a great help to me,” he said.

Lastly, Koo Bon-hyuk said, “I didn’t care about the lineup before. It was natural that I wasn’t there, so I only thought about preparing as a backup at 2 p.m. when the lineup comes out. This year, I look forward to the time when the lineup comes out, and I feel good because my name is often on the list. Honestly, I look forward to the day when the opponent’s left-handed starter comes out.”

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