“What if it’s already like this…”스포츠토토
Guillermo Heredia (32), a new foreign hitter from SSG, is already gathering great expectations. The outside of his skills is also good. He seems to be adjusting very well. The entire team is satisfied. It is no exaggeration to say that adaptation is everything for foreign players. It becomes this way. It’s not serious. There is also an unexpected connection with ‘Ace’ Kim Gwang-hyeon (35).
Heredia is a ‘big man’ who has played 7 years in the big leagues. In 2021, he played 120 games in Atlanta with a batting average of 0.220, 5 homers, 26 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.665, and even held the World Series championship ring this season. He has consistently played in the major leagues, so he has no minor league records. It is evaluated that he is better than Juan Lagares (34), who played last year.
SSG is also looking forward to it. Manager Kim Won-hyung said, “When you look at free betting, he is a technically good player. He’s not a long hitter, but he has speed and power. He is a hitter who can produce home runs well enough in literature. I see 20 home runs as a hitter,” he pointed out.
Particularly high score is ‘affinity’. Even during his major league days, he showed off various ceremonies. A style that constantly inspires fighting in the dugout. SSG also paid attention to this part. Choi Ji-hoon said, “He is an active player. If this is already enough… The affinity seems to be amazing,” he said with a laugh.
Director Kim also said, “I watched the video. They clapped and cheered in the dugout. We definitely need players like that. When you are sinking in the dugout, the words you say lightly save the atmosphere of the bench. It would be great if a foreign player could do it,” he explained.
“If you talk about it, our players are so good and they say they make you feel comfortable. It seems to come out bright. Practice again carefully. It’s the same with spinning the bat, and it’s the same with base running. I see him as a player who has no problems with team chemistry. He smiled, saying, “It would be better if he was good at baseball.”
Heredia said, “Compared to the style I trained in the past, it has changed a little. I heard that it is different from the US, so I trained a lot focusing on flexibility and agility. The body has already been made. He is focused on getting along with his teammates. He seems to be adapting well. I am so happy that the team members treat me like family and like the original players.”
When asked about affinity and liveliness, he said, “I am originally that kind of personality. Cheer up and help if you need anything. Results are not something that one person can make. I just do my best. Even if the result is not good, wait for the next opportunity. Wouldn’t it be helpful to brighten up the team? I want to raise morale,” he emphasized earnestly.
“We can also show a ceremony or performance. It will be difficult to go out with a knife like the Atlanta days, but if there is something that comes to mind at that time, I want to share it with my colleagues. I will show you a bright side.” He laughed. They even showed a finger heart called ‘K-Heart’.
Ambition is certain. “I don’t have a lot of pride or self-confidence, but if I work hard and play healthily throughout the season, I will be able to succeed in the KBO League. I have a World Series championship ring. I also want the KBO league championship ring. don’t need one I want to take two or three,” he said vigorously.
The story of Kim Gwang-hyun also came out. Heredia was the first player Kim Kwang-hyun caught an outcount in his debut match in St. Louis in the 2020 season. On July 25, 2020, in the home game against Pittsburgh, Kim Gwang-hyun took the mound in the beginning of the 9th inning when the team was leading 5-2. He let off first batter Josh Bell on an error, then hit a double by Colin Moran and two RBIs by Jose Osuna. Score 5-4.
The next batter is Heredia. He threw a low four-seamer in the first pitch and handled a fly ball in right field. This is Kim Gwang-hyun’s first big league outcount. He induced Jacob Sterling to double play and ended the game as it was. It is a save of 2 runs in 1 inning in his debut match.
However, Heredia did not remember. “KK (Kim Kwang-hyun)’s first outcount is me? I had no idea. I think I met St. Louis once when I was in Atlanta, and it seems like that time. It’s like the 2020 season,” he laughed. To be precise, it was the Pittsburgh era, but Heredia may not remember it because he suffered a lot of outs. Turning around, he met at SSG.