The Cleveland Guardians saw rookie Steven Kwan become a breakout hitter, and he’s stunned MLB fans in just four games.
Cleveland Guardians rookie Steven Kwan has proven to be an incredible slugger in just four games. He’s been on base 15 times, which is a new MLB record.
Kwan didn’t knock out either, producing near-perfect stats. His accuracy is a big topic among MLB fans, and he’s certainly made a name for himself quickly.
His performance was so perfect that MLB Twitter likened it to a video game, which is pretty impressive on Kwan’s part.
What is Steven Kwan’s motivation that makes him bat so well?
Kwan has made a few statements explaining his motivation to keep hitting well. One of the reasons goes back to his younger days, where he reacted emotionally when he struck, according to FOX Sports.
“I remember every time I was younger I wanted to cry when I punched. I think I just said to myself, ‘I don’t like to cry, so I’m just not going to hit it,'” Kwan said.
As he got older and played at a higher level, he felt he wasn’t good enough and used that as a motivation to improve. He wanted to stand out and be an asset to his team.
“It was trust issues and imposter syndrome. Our recruiting class, man. I remember it being the fifth best in the nation. We had Madrigal, Larnach, all these big Pacific Northwest recruits,” Kwan said. “And then I’m there and I’m like, ‘I don’t think I belong here. I think I would have made a quick move on the coaches. I don’t think they really know who I am.” I did the first couple of shows terribly. And I kind of said to myself, ‘Yeah, which I thought was right, I don’t belong here. I’m being exposed now.’ So it was really like a big shock.”
He worked hard to prove himself as a hitter, and he’s now proven to be potentially one of the best MLB players. He seems to have a bright future ahead of him.
https://fansided.com/2022/04/12/guardians-steven-kwan-crying-striking-out/ Guardians rookie Steven Kwan has a nice case for clout