Si-Wan Ji

Lotte Giants Catcher, Number 33
180 cm | 102 kg

I'm curious about your first encounter with baseball. Was there any particular reason for choosing the catcher?

I grew up in the countryside with fields when I was young. 

I came across baseball for the first time in the neighborhood. Maybe it's because it's unfamiliar, but it's really fun. 

Since then, I've been into baseball. Actually, I didn't choose the catcher at first. 

My school coach recommended me to be a catcher. Of course, I've experienced all the other positions. 

When I was a student, I played all positions of pitcher, infielders, and outfielders. Among them, I think I'm the most capable catcher. 

I think the burden of being a catcher and a batter will be a little different. Is there a difference between the two positions?

I think I feel more burdened when I'm defending. The batter gets points because of me. 

Other players can help. But the defense is entirely up to me.

It is often directly related to defeat. I keep teaching myself to play better defense as a catcher. 

I think each player will have a favorite play. What about you?

The crucial thing is that the game plays out exactly as you want. But most of the time they don't.

It's imperative to stop the flow of stolen bases, the same holds true for catching a foul fly ball. 

Above all, I feel really happy when I get along with the pitcher. The game works well because we're excited about each other. 

I don't think there are many times when everything turns out the way I want it to. Is there any episode that you remember?

My legs were shaking when I debuted. My body didn't listen to me. 

Now I can thing and move accordingly to the situation. I really didn't know anything back then. 

You're recognized for your potential because you're a professional. 

At first, I wondered if what I'd been doing was baseball. That's what I thought. I felt like a fool.

Is there anything you want to improve through training?

Catching, blocking, stealing, etc.

As a catcher, I keep practicing the basics. You have to keep paying attention and learn to get effective results in the field.

We still have a long way to go. I'm not good enough. 

Tell us about your future goals.

First of all, I want to be a recognized catcher and player on the team. 

If I have a chance, I'll try on the national team uniform. 

Of course, it depends on the situation and luck. It's a matter of how skilled I am. 

I want to achieve as many things as I can as a player. 

Which product was most helpful for baseball?

I liked "Calf Guard C2".

It's comfortable to wear because it supports your muscles. Since I repeatedly squat and stand up, it's tiring for my lower body. 

Thanks to Wavewear, I'm getting a lot of help. 

 

 

2020 ~ Join Lotte Giants

2014 ~ Join Hanwha Eagles

2013 ~ Cheongju High School Baseball Team