Lotte Giants manager Larry Sutton ordered Han Dong-hee (24), who was down to the second team, to come back with a healthy mindset.
In an interview before the game with Kiwoom Heroes of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 8th, Sutton coach said, 메이저놀이터 “Han Dong-hee needs time and needs to put down a little mentally.” We talked about Han Dong-hee who went down.
On the 7th, Lotte canceled Han Dong-hee from the first team entry and called Seo Dong-wook to the first team that day. Han Dong-hee, who served as the starting third baseman this season, recorded a batting average of 201.07 (55 hits in 254 at-bats), 4 homers, 28 RBIs, and an OPS of .569 in 77 games. In particular, in his last 10 games, he recorded a batting average of 1.7 4 Lee (4 hits in 23 at-bats) and 1 RBI.
His sluggish hitting also affected the defense. Han Dong-hee committed 7 errors in 65 games (513 innings) as a third baseman, recording a poor fielding percentage of .945.
Coach Sutton said, “Han Dong-hee struggled this year because it didn’t work out well in terms of batting. In the middle of the season, he went through a cycle where he seemed to be getting better, but it wasn’t consistent. So, he needs to practice a bit more in the direction of hitting from shortstop to right field rather than going down to the second team and pulling. He explained the reason for sending Han Dong-hee to the 1st team, saying, “I want him to separate the aggressive mentality from the defensive mentality when playing defense, so that even if he is sluggish in attack, he will show concentration when defending.”
Coach Sutton emphasized, “Han Dong-hee has good strike zone control when he feels good at hitting and is a hitter who consistently hits hard balls regardless of the result.” I hope he returns with a bit more progress in his solid strike zone control area.”
“Be the best Han Dong-hee, not Dae-ho, post.” Han Dong-hee, who went down to the second division, now it’s time to put it down