Han Seung-yeon (20), who has been in the spotlight since she was drafted two years ago as an actress with the same name as a popular idol, thanked her parents for giving her a pretty name and set her sights on Na Sung-bum (34-KIA Tigers).

On the 14th, Han Seung-yeon met with the media ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Futures League All-Star Game at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Dongnae-gu, Busan, and said, “I didn’t expect to be selected as an All-Star because I didn’t have any common rumors. I’m grateful to the managers who selected me. I feel like it’s a chance to showcase my play.”

When we met before the game, Han Seung-yeon stood in front of the press with a lot of hair growth. Her hair, which she started growing because she wanted to grow her hair without circles until she enlisted in the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Commerce) on December 18, became a minor topic of conversation. Regarding his name, which has been a hot topic since the draft, he said, “I was told that my original name was Han Seung-hyun. But my parents thought the name Seung-yeon was prettier, so they gave it to me with meaning. It’s Han for country, Seung for victory, and Yeon for nature. I’m really grateful to my parents (for the name),” he smiles.

Han, a graduate of Gunsan Sinpungcho-Gunsanjung-Jeonju, was selected by KIA with the 75th overall pick in the eighth round of the second round of the 2022 KBO Draft. In his second year as a professional, Han batted .255 (51-for-200) with eight home runs, 38 RBI, seven doubles, a .335 on-base percentage and a .455 slugging percentage in 67 games this season, surpassing his numbers from last season (.181 with three home runs) in just the first half. He is tied for second in home runs and second in RBIs, putting him in contention for the title with the cleanup hitters, but he is also showing signs of being a hotshot with seven stolen bases.메이저사이트

KIA’s Han Seung-yeon (3rd from left) poses for a photo during the 2023 KBO Futures League All-Star Game at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on Thursday. /Photo=KIA Tigers

Han Seung-yeon said, “I feel confident because I know the psychology of the pitcher from last year’s experience and I won the game. At the plate, I feel like I win the battle of the batters because I know the mindset of my opponent,” he explained. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to win the Futures Home Run title, but I’m going to follow my destiny and the heavens. I also have fast feet, so if I get on base, my goal is to steal a lot of bases and do my best at everything.”

Han Seung-yeon, who stands at 183 centimeters tall and weighs 90 kilograms, has been a weight training enthusiast since her days as a former juju player. As a result, she has both the quick feet to play center field and the long bat to hit double-digit home runs. One such player Han Seung-yeon admired was Na Sung-beom, who stayed with him in Hampyeong for a while as he rehabbed. Na is also recognized in the KBO for his weight training and hard work.

Han Seung-yeon says, “I felt that he had a very good mindset as a professional player. His physique was also different from what I expected. It motivated me and made me think, ‘I should go to Sangmu and build up to that level.’ I’m determined, but I’ll give it a try,” he said. “When I start the second half of the season, I want to step on Champions Field once, and if it doesn’t happen this year, I will try to quickly show myself on the first team stage after going to Sangmu, and I want to show the fans a lot of my play,” he said.

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