On-base king hits 9th, batting average of 30% + OPS .823 is a backup pinch hit… Is it possible for LG other lines to be the best ever?
Will the LG batters be able to show their all-time offensive power this season? LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop wants to show off hot offensive baseball.
Last year, LG ranked 3rd in team batting average (.269), 3rd in team home runs (118), 2nd in team slugging percentage (.396), and 2nd in team OPS (.742). Foreign hitters Ruiz (batting average .155-1 home run-OPS .496) and Garcia (batting average .206-4 home run-OPS .661) both failed terribly, but the team batting index was recorded even more impressive.
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, whom we met at the spring camp in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, said, “The most important thing is that the existing players, those who had good results last year, need to step up at least one level. As the pillars of the team play their part, if Jaewon, Chanui, Hoyeongi, Kunchang or Minseong, and foreign hitter Dean play an active role, we can play really aggressive baseball as we thought.”
The positions that are different from last year’s LG lineup are first baseman Lee Jae-won, second baseman Seo Gun-chang (Kim Min-seong, Song Chan-eui), and foreign batter Austin Dean’s right fielder.
Free agent Chae Eun-seong left first base, and prospect Lee Jae-won, and last year, foreign players mainly played second base, veterans Seo Geon-chang and Kim Min-seong, and rookie Song Chan-eui. Dean, the new foreign hitter, is right fielder.
The resurrection of Seo Kun-chang, who continued to be sluggish for a season and a half after being traded to LG in the middle of the 2021 season, and the adaptation of foreign batter Dean to the KBO league are key to becoming an all-time leading hitter.
Manager Yeom said, “The main players have to play their roles, so that players who were a little bad last year, such as Hong Chang-ki, can be positively influenced. If the existing players who did well go bad and other players are good, it means nothing (team as a whole),” he emphasized.
We are drawing the expected lineup early. Park Hae-min and Seo Geon-chang are table setters, and the 3rd through 6th hitters are Kim Hyeon-soo, Dean, Oh Ji-hwan and Moon Bo-kyung. Jae-Won Lee and catcher Dong-Won Park, who have long hitting power, are placed in the 7th and 8th positions, and expect to change the flow of the game from the lower batting order to one shot. This is the lineup in which Hong Chang-ki, the king of on-base in the 2021 season, comes out as number 9. 토토사이트
Director Yeom said, “It is not fixed who is number 9. It can be a prostitute, a prostitute, or a player who can’t hit goes to number 9. If Haemin is not good, he can go to number 9 for a while… ” he said. Kim Hyun-soo and Dean could alternately hit numbers 3 and 4. (Kim Hyun-soo is also in the second option)
Moon Seong-joo, who played a surprising role last year, is a backup and pinch-hitter even if he uses the deep outfield resources as much as possible by using the designated hitter.
Moon Sung-joo participated in 106 games last year and played an active role with a batting average of 3.3 (99 hits in 327 bats), 6 homers, 41 RBIs, 55 runs, on-base percentage of .401, and OPS of .823. Although he did not fill the required at-bats, he was the ‘out-of-the-field batting king’ threatening Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom) with a high batting average of 3.5 pennies until the end of August.
Last year, he ranked 4th in on-base percentage and 6th in OPS among domestic outfielders from 10 clubs, but he starts the season as a backup. Director Yeom said, “Moon Seong-ju is a super backup. He said, “If any of the outfielders perform poorly, he will step in instead.”