If there are no surprises, the LG Twins are highly likely to secure first place in the regular league for the first time in 29 years and win a direct ticket to the Korean Series. Despite the recent 3 consecutive losses, the gap remains 7 games against 2nd place KT Wiz and 8.5 games against 3rd place NC Dinos. LG, which is creating such a historic season, also has concerns. This is the fielder player base.스포츠토토
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said ahead of the Doosan Bears game to be held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 1st, “It was a failure in terms of developing fielders. I wanted to develop the three players I thought were most important, but it didn’t work out, so I had a very hard time.”
The three players that Manager Yeom mentioned are infielders Lee Jae-won, Song Chan-eui, and Son Ho-young.
Lee Jae-won, who was called ‘Jamsil’s Big Boy’ last year and hit 13 home runs, is a promising slugger who was expected to fully advance to the starting lineup this year. Coach Yeom expressed his intention to play a moderate role this season, even discouraging Lee Jae-won from enlisting, but he only had a batting average of 0.215, 3 home runs, and 17 RBIs in 55 games.
Song Chan-eui, the home run king in last year’s exhibition games, had a batting average of only 0.056 in 19 games in this year’s regular season, and Son Ho-young also had a batting average of 0.167 in 19 games.
Coach Yeom repeatedly emphasized, “Everyone says we have a lot of fielders, but we couldn’t develop them. That’s the most disappointing part.”
LG is a ‘batting team’ that ranks first in team batting average (0.281) and team OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage, 0.758) this season.
However, Coach Yeom said, “We are very dependent on the 9 starting fielders. In the end, because they endured well without major injuries, the batting index was good,” and added, “It is thanks to the good management of the starting players during training. I am really grateful. “I do it,” he said.