Reduce home run greed, focus on hitting hits… The ex-mountain bat is back

Could it be the end of the harsh ‘2nd year jinx’? The bat of Jeon Eui-san (22), considered the next-generation gun of SSG Landers, started to burn again.스포츠토토

On the 26th and 27th, Jeon Eui-san scored the final two days in a row against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil, Seoul. Entering the bat with all scores tied, he led the team to a winning streak with a solo shot over the right-middle fence on the 26th and a timely hit in the left-middle in the 10th overtime on the 27th.

What stands out more than hitting the final stroke is consistency. Jeon Eui-san has been active with a batting average of 0.462 (6 hits in 13 bats) and 3 RBIs in the last 5 games. He left excellent records such as an on-base percentage of 0.611 (four walks) and a slugging percentage of 0.769 (double hits and one home run each).

It is a 180 degree change from the first half, when the batting average was only 0.192 and then went down to the second group due to sluggishness and injury. He rather reminds me of the time when he experienced his first team debut in June of last year. At that time, he recorded a batting average of 0.333, 3 home runs, and 17 RBIs in 18 games in June, and an OPS (sum of on-base percentage and slugging percentage) of 1.001, saving the team from being threatened by the Kiwoom Heroes.

SSG coach Kim Won-hyung also recently said that he would see last year’s performance from Jeon Eui-san. Director Kim said, “Uisani has a good hitting timing, such as hitting a hit recently. He copes well after the 2nd strike. There are also a lot of walks.” I was trying to show (that I work in the first team) without greed,” he recalled.

Manager Kim Won-hyung’s view of the ‘ideal mountain of war’ is a line drive hitter who does not overly desire a home run and does not attack the pitcher. Director Kim praised him, saying, “Uisani responded with a full swing until the last two strikes, and after that, he did not do the same. He took a walk to avoid being outed. His posture at the plate has improved so much.”

The role model that coach Kim Won-hyung suggested to Jeon Eui-san is Yang Jun-hyeok (former Samsung Lions). He said, “Yang Jun-hyeok has a similar body shape to Uisan. The thing that scared Yang Jun-hyeok when he was a pitcher was that he tolerated breaking pitches that fell off the knee (not home runs). That’s how good his patience and pioneering was.” I think I’m making that part now,” he explained.

Eui-san Jeon, a left-handed hitter, said, “My hitting coach Jinyoung Lee said that my right shoulder opens too quickly when hitting, so I focused on adjusting that part.” Not swinging seems to be effective.” Eui-san Jeon said, “The coach tells me a lot, ‘Hit a hit (not a home run).’

For SSG, who needed a solid first base starter, the revival of Jeon Eui-san is welcome. This year, SSG has rotated Jeon Eui-san (269 innings), Oh Tae-gon (240 2/3 innings), Choi Ju-hwan (205 innings), and Kang Jin-seong (196 1/3 innings) as first basemen. Jeon Eui-san is the only young player who can support the team for a long time. If his growing pains lead to real growth, the sluggishness this season is well worth it.

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