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The Cleveland Guardians saw rookie Steven Kwan become a breakout hitter, and he has amazed MLB fans within just four games.
Cleveland Guardians rookie Steven Kwan has proven to be an incredible batter during the span of just four games. He has been on base 15 times, which is a new MLB record.
Kwan also has not struck out and has produced nearly perfect stats. His precision has been a major topic among MLB fans, and he has certainly made a name for himself quickly.
His performance has been so perfect that MLB Twitter is comparing it to a video game, which is pretty impressive on Kwan’s end.
What is Steven Kwan’s motivation that leads him to hit this well?
Kwan has made a few statements explaining his motivation to continue hitting well. One of the reasons goes back to his younger days when he would react emotionally when he struck out, per FOX Sports.
“I remember when I was younger every time I struck out, I would want to cry. So I think I just told myself, ‘I don’t like to cry, so I just won’t strike out,” Kwan said.
As he got older and played at higher levels, he felt like he wasn’t good enough and used that as motivation to improve. He wanted to stand out and prove himself to be an asset to his team.
“It was confidence 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 recruits from the Pacific Northwest,” Kwan said. “And then I’m there thinking, ‘I don’t think I belong here. I think I might have pulled a fast one on the coaches. I don’t think they really know who I am.’ The first couple of series I did terribly. And I kind of told myself like, ‘Yeah, what I thought was right, I don’t belong here. I’m getting exposed now.’ So it was really like a big shock.”
He worked hard to prove himself as a batter, and he has now proved himself as potentially one of the best MLB will see. He seems to have a bright future ahead of him.