Oh Tae-gon, first PS → KS championship → FA success… “Competing every year, according to my style…”
Oh Tae-gon (32) of SSG Landers’ “all-around man” left for the United States, where the 2023 spring camp is located, promising to play an active part in the new season.
On the 25th, Oh Tae-gon left for Florida, USA via Incheon International Airport. Before leaving the country, he met the reporters and said, “I hope that the new foreign hitter Heredia and Jeon Eui-san do well,” but “I will do my best. The team will become stronger as we compete internally.”
Oh Tae-gon played fall baseball for the first time since his professional debut last year, and became a member of the ‘integrated championship’ from winning the KBO’s first regular season’Wire to Wire’ to winning the Korean Series. He spent more than 10 years on the professional stage and spent an unforgettable year. 메이저놀이터
In a recent interview with OSEN, he also looked back and said, “It seems to be the most memorable.” However, his individual performance was disappointing. He had a batting average of just 2.3 with 4 home runs and 23 RBIs in 130 games. It was his lowest batting average since his debut. For this reason, he is going to pay a lot of attention to hitting in this camp.
He foreshadowed fierce competition for the starting lineup. Oh Tae-gon said, “In a recent phone call, the coach said, ‘Your defense has been recognized, so hit the bat well this year to become the starting player.'” continued to speak
Nevertheless, the club saw the value of Oh Tae-gon, and after the end of the 2022 season, Tae-gon Oh, who obtained FA qualification, was contracted for 4 years and a total of 1.8 billion won (600 million won in down payment, 1 billion won in annual salary, and 200 million won in options). Oh Tae-gon jumped into the pro stage after being nominated by the Lotte Giants in 2010. After going through KT Wiz, he became SSG Man. Although he had trade sorrows twice, he quietly did his job well and saw the light.
The team said, “O Tae-gon, a resource capable of digesting multiple positions in the infield and outfield, played in 954 individual games based on his long hitting power and quick focus, recording a batting average of 2.62, 57 homers, 264 RBIs and 105 stolen bases. In the 2022 season, he contributed to the team’s combined victory by playing 130 games in positions such as left fielder and first baseman, with accurate throwing and hitting judgment skills.”
Oh Tae-gon said, “I wanted to stay at SSG, but he offered good conditions at the club. He has a good contract so he should do better this year. But people say you shouldn’t change suddenly. I will do well in my style, as I always do.”
At the same time, he said, “I will take the lead in spring camp and do well between seniors and juniors during the season.” “Last year, I won the combined championship. We will do our best to achieve the same results this year.”
He continued, “In the past, I had a strong desire to become a main player in one spot. Now, it’s good to have my seat anywhere. It would be nice if I could only participate in the game,” he said, showing his will and leaving the country.