“7-8 times are important” Lee Jae-won, Song Chan-eui, Son Ho-young, and Yeom Gal-ryang’s 3 key players

January 29, 2023 0 Comments

 LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop picked Lee Jae-won, Song Chan-eui, and Son Ho-young as key players this year before leaving for the United States, where the campsite is located.

On the 28th, director Yeom met with reporters at Incheon International Airport before leaving for the United States and emphasized that “numbers 7 and 8 are important.” At the same time, he paid attention to Lee Jae-won, Song Chan-eui, and Son Ho-young.

Lee Jae-won, who has been in his fourth year as a pro, played in the outfield last season, but plans to play first base in the new season this year. Chae Eun-seong got free agent status and left for Hanwha Eagles. Lee Jae-won will fill the spot, and Park Hae-min, Hong Chang-ki, and foreign player Austin Dean will be in charge of the outfield.

Coach Yeom is putting his hopes on Lee Jae-won’s long hitting power. “Basically, the lineup is all drawn,” said coach Yeom. If Jae-Won or (Park) Dong-Won hit it, the opponent will feel picky even if they are 4 points ahead.”

Lee Jae-won, the “right-handed hitter,” recorded a batting average of 2.24, 13 homers and 43 RBIs in 85 games last season. He hit a double-digit home run for the first time in his third year as a pro and had a .453 slugging percentage. He is a player who can satisfy LG’s thirst for long hits. 메이저놀이터

In addition, Song Chan-eui, who coach Yeom paid attention to, came to find confidence in the Australian league during the off-season. Song Chan-eui, who was expected to be the home run king in the exhibition game last year, only recorded a batting average of 2.3 0.6 and 3 home runs in 3 games for the first team. However, as a member of Geelong Korea, he boasted a batting average of 3.24 and an OPS of .979 in the Australian Professional Baseball League. His home run hit 7.

Song Chan-eui said in an interview after his return to Korea, “It was very helpful to experience various pitchers. He had a good experience, so his goal is to achieve good results this year.” “Last year, there were many shortcomings. It seems to have been helpful as I gained experience dealing with various pitchers in Australia. He became more confident,” he said.

Song Chan-eui, an infield resource, has to compete for a starting position, but he is a player who, along with Lee Jae-won, can provide long-running power to the team’s offense. Son Ho-young, a right-handed hitter, did not show much light last season with a batting average of .257, 3 homers and 14 RBIs in 36 games, but recorded a slugging percentage of .432 and a slugging percentage of .424 in the second team. This is why director Yeom is paying attention.

Director Yeom said, “From 1st to 5th and 6th, they are hitters who have a certain batting average. So, if we show the slugging percentage in 7th and 8th, a situation will be created in which we can chase after 3 or 4 points. Besides, we are a team with a strong bullpen. I think the conditions will be created to turn the game around and create a fun game for the fans,” he said.

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