“I told him to try everything he wanted to try.”
Kiwoom Heroes outfielder Lee Hyung-jong, 34, was removed from the first team roster on March 3. It was due to a batting slump. Lee was batting just .223 (64-for-287) with three home runs, 32 RBIs, and an OPS of .664 this season.
Lee left LG Twins as a free agent ahead of this season to don a 카지노사이트 Kiwoom uniform, but hasn’t shown the form that Kiwoom had hoped for since the beginning of the season. As a result, Kiwoom demoted Lee to the second team. It’s a balancing act.
When asked about Lee, Kiwoom head coach Hong Won-ki said, “I had a meeting with Lee when he went down to the second team. It’s not a time for me to ask him to do something. I just told him to try whatever he wanted to try,” he said. “He told me to try different things and make adjustments on my own to balance my batting.
Hong hasn’t been receiving any reports on Lee, but he’s been checking in with him from time to time to see how he’s doing. But he hasn’t seen anything significant yet. “I think the things he’s trying to do should show numerical results,” Hong said.
Lee played eight games in the Futures League (second team) from April 4-20, batting .296 (8-for-27) with six RBIs. While his batting average isn’t bad, it’s marred by a high strikeout rate of 25.9%. While Koo Ja-uk (Samsung), who leads the league in batting average (0.345) as of the 20th, has a 17.2% strikeout rate in the first team, and Son Ah-seop (NC), who is second in batting average (0.332), has only a 13.6% strikeout rate, Lee Hyung-jong has a high strikeout rate in the second team. Lee also has a 24.7% strikeout rate in the first team this season.
The free agent batsman is expected to remain in the second team until he can put up “meaningful numbers” for manager Hong Won-ki and Lee Hyung-jong, who are in the midst of a “testing season”.