‘Ritter King Face Clubhouse Leader’ Hanwha’s impressive Chae Eun-seong recruitment effect￼
Ahead of the 2023 season, the Hanwha Eagles recruited veteran batter Chae Eun-seong (33) for 9 billion won in six years in the free agent (FA) market. The Eagle Corps, which started a hot investment to immediately reinforce its power, is seeing the effect of recruitment immediately as Chae Eun-sung’s great success at the beginning of the regular season continues.
Chae Eun-seong left a batting average of 0.396, 3 homers, 17 RBIs, 9 runs, and a slugging percentage of 0.623 in 13 games until the 17th. Consistently appearing as the center batting line, he demonstrated his clutch ability and fired the first flare of the revival of the Hanwha Dynamite batting line.
His most notable record is RBI. He is looking at the 20th RBI mark while making two 4 RBI games. The 17 RBIs currently rank first in the RBI category in the KBO League, and the batting average in scoring range reaches 0.435.
At the current pace, it is worth expecting a career high in the first year after transferring to Hanwha. Chae Eun-sung’s career high season was 2018, when he was a member of the LG Twins, and led the team’s batting line with a batting average of 0.331, 25 homers, 119 RBIs, 78 runs, and a slugging percentage of 0.548 in 139 games. 메이저놀이터
It’s not just about making a ‘ransom’ with skill alone. Chae Eun-seong faithfully plays the role of clubhouse leader, and she exudes the aspect of ‘senpai’ that Hanwha needed. A Hanwha official said, “Chae Eun-seong also sets an example in keeping the clubhouse rules. He is a player that young players trust and follow.”
Hanwha, which has most of the young hitters due to team rebuilding, digested the season under a lot of pressure from the main hitters until last year. Noh Si-hwan and Jung Eun-won are promising prospects in other teams, but in Hanwha, they are the core of leading the team’s lineup.
With the appearance of Chae Eun-seong, they gained a great protection. The fact that there is a hitter who solves the problem behind him even if he is not himself, and that he met seniors who have a lot to learn from inside and outside the baseball field, have a fairly positive effect on the entire Hanwha team.