“He approached me warmly.”
NC Dinos outfielder Han Seok-hyun (29) became the first transfer case 메이저놀이터of Futures free agent in KBO league history. Han Seok-hyun, who decided to leave the LG Twins after applying for Futures FA, announced a new start by signing with NC.
Han Seok-hyun was a hitter who had nothing more to do in the second group. Han Seok-hyun, who rose to the batting king of the Futures Northern League with a batting average of 3.45 li in 2020, fell a little to 2.9 6 li in 2021, but showed a second-tier batting average last year with a batting average of 3.3 8 li.
However, there were not many opportunities in the 1st team. He only played 9 games (3 at bats) in 2020, and went to 16 games in 2021 with a batting average of 2.8 and 6 (6 hits in 16 shots), which was not bad, but also nothing more. Last year, he went 2-for-9 in six games.
He is a good hitter in the second group, but in LG, he could not afford to give Han Seok-hyun a chance. Because the outfield was full and he was fighting for first place to win the championship, he could not give Han Seok-hyun a chance to play and let him adapt to the first team.
Han Seok-hyun said, “Last year, there were good hits in the first team,” and “there were only few opportunities.”
So Han Seok-hyun left LG. He decided to use the Futures free agent system for more opportunities, and he was put on the NC uniform.
When the Futures FA was implemented for the first time after the 2021 season, all three failed to transfer and signed a contract with the original club. Nevertheless, Han Seok-hyun boldly submitted an application. Was there no fear? He said, “I applied because I wanted to, so I had to go through with my choice. There was no such thing as fear.”
Several teams other than NC wanted to sign a contract, but the reason Han Seok-hyun chose NC was honesty. Han Seok-hyun said, “NC moved my heart,” and said, “It came warmly and was not in a hurry. NC showed what kind of team it was in the inside and left the data and made me warmer. I felt that I was needed.”
However, a seat is not guaranteed. They have to compete for a spot in left field. However, Han Seok-hyun expressed his confidence, saying, “All of Gong Soo-ju are confident. I think I just need to adapt well.”
When asked to pick the pitcher he wants to face most in LG, which he now has to face as an opposing team, he picked Kim Yoo-young, who went from Lotte, as Yoo Kang-nam’s reward player. Han Seok-hyun said, “Young-yi is my friend in high school. I’ve never fought in the first team, but since I came to LG this time, I want to try it.”
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