The high degree of attention to Kiwoom Lee Jung-hoo (25) is first of all because of his very good grades. Lee Jung-hoo has a batting average of 0.342 (1076 hits in 3146 bats), 59 homers and 470 RBIs and an OPS of 0.902 in his 7-year career in the KBO League. While he participated in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) this year, whenever he appeared on the TV relay screen, the KBO league report card was attached like a certificate. Also, while the Korean national team was experiencing the bitter taste of being eliminated in the first round of the tournament, it did its part with a batting average of 0.429 (6 hits in 14 at-bats).
Lee Jung-hoo is already the brightest player right now, but his future value lies in a higher place.
In baseball, individual 스포츠토토 performance is the sum of the numerical results of physical reactions. In this passage, the ‘innate athletic ability’ of players who are good at baseball is the first to be noticed. The same goes for Lee Jung-hoo. However, Lee Jung-hoo is increasing his future value in that he has more additional talents and abilities that can be maintained or further utilized in the future. That is Lee Jung-hoo’s real strength.
In other words, it is baseball that can be understood, explained, and put into action. He is playing baseball that he can see with his eyes, hear with his ears, understand with his head, and then express himself verbally and physically. There is no ‘just’ for Lee Jung-hoo.
It is different from the object of his self-evaluation. Lee Jung-hoo returned from Japan and joined the team on the 15th. He made some changes to his batting form, such as narrowing his stride to increase his ability to respond quickly to the ball and slightly lowering his hand holding the bat, and produced quite good results in the first test and in the WBC, which was not there.
However, Lee Jung-hoo’s self-diagnosis is sober. In fact, it’s not something you hear often from young players. Lee Jung-hoo said, “The number of at-bats is still too small to say that it has completely belonged to me.” Of course, it hasn’t been established yet. I will try to establish it as much as possible in the remaining demonstration games.”
Perhaps because of this, Lee Jung-hoo has no at-bats, regardless of whether he gets a hit or withdraws with a bum hit.
After finishing the WBC, he looked back on the tournament and the most impressive at-bat was also different from what he had guessed from the outside. In the first at-bat in the first inning of the game against Japan, Lee Jung-hoo picked the scene where he hit a 140km straight cut fastball against starter Yu Darvish (San Diego) and sent it to the right line. He went out of line and the ball was fouled. Lee Jeong-hoo scored a timely hit in the second at-bat against Darvish, but rather gave a higher score to the scene where he hit the unfamiliar main weapon of the top pitcher in the major leagues at the right timing from the first at-bat with a new batting form.
The fact that Lee Jung-hoo, already the best hitter in the KBO league, has changed his batting form, is also an attempt to develop his ability to adapt to the major league stage he will challenge after this season. Compared to the KBO league, the average speed of fastballs in the major leagues is 6 to 7 km faster.
Lee Jung-hoo is also seen studying during the demonstration game. On the 18th, in an exhibition match against Daejeon Hanwha, he came to the plate with no runners on the first inning and the ball count was 3-0. On the opponent’s mound, Moon Dong-ju, the ‘Young Gun’, easily throws a ball as fast as 150km. The ball Lee Jung-hoo kicked was a fastball in the middle of the 152 km/h. It was also a scene where Lee Jung-hoo himself revealed the meaning of the blow.
Baseball looking into the reason and finding the way. Baseball that can explain the contents to the media and fans. This is why Lee Jung-hoo’s baseball is much stronger than it seems.