Australia → 7 days off → Departure to the United States… “It’s a lie if it’s not hard” home run king
“It’s a lie if it’s not difficult.”
Song Chan-eui was nominated by the LG Twins with the 67th overall pick in the 2nd round of the 7th round of the 2018 rookie draft and started his professional life. At the time of his joining, he was famous as ‘Song Gu-hong’s nephew’, but in last year’s exhibition game, he shot as many as 6 home runs and won the title of ‘Exhibition Game Home Run King’.
However, his good flow did not carry over into the regular season. Song Chan-ui was listed on the opening day entry, but struggled with 3 hits and a batting average of 0.188 in 7 games in April. And he seemed to be getting better with 2 home runs and a batting average of 0.320 in May, but struggled again with a batting average of 0.130 in June. As a result, he only had 17 hits and 3 home runs with a batting average of 0.236 in 메이저놀이터 33 games.
Although LG failed to live up to expectations last year, it decided to dispatch Korea to Geelong, Australia to provide more opportunities for Song Chan-eui, who left a huge impact in the demonstration game. And Song Chan-eui proved that last year’s exhibition game home run title was not a coincidence by wielding a fire bat with 33 hits, 7 homers, 24 RBIs and a batting average of 0.324 OPS 0.979 in 28 games.
Song Chan-yi is very busy this winter. After returning from Australia on the 23rd, Song Chan-eui took a short break for a week and boarded the plane again. It is to participate in the Arizona spring camp in the United States. Song Chan-eui smiled, saying, “I’m nervous and excited.”
I came back after gaining a lot of experience in Australia. Not only is he confident in his fastball, but he is also equipped with details that lead his breaking ball to a home run. Half of his seven home runs were made on breaking balls. “There were a lot of different pitchers in Australia, and I learned a lot about fighting at the plate and how to wait,” he said.
Through last year’s demonstration game and Geelong Korea, Song Chan-eui’s offensive ability was confirmed. Now, what Song Chan-eui needs to prepare to play in more games is defense. Currently, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop plans to appoint Song Chan-eui as first or second baseman. First of all, Song Chan-eui returned from Geelong Korea after gaining experience in first base, second base, and outfield.
Song Chan-eui said, “I have a certain level of confidence now. I have to work hard to do better in the future.” “In Geelong, I played various defenses, such as the outfield, first base, and second base. There is no position I am comfortable with right now. The role given to me I just do my best,” he stressed.
Song Chan-ui vowed that he would not repeat last year’s trial and error. He said, “Last year, there were things that rushed too much to hit the ball. But now, I will be aggressive, but with a little more leeway, and I will train with the thought that good results will come out if I wait.”