The LG Twins’ 1999 Rabbit year aims straight for the 2023 season.
The most anticipated player in 2023 is Lee Jae-won. Originally, he planned to serve in the military by applying for the Sangmu baseball team, but withdrew it at the recommendation of new coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop. Director Yeom predicted, “I want to raise Lee Jae-won like Park Byeong-ho (KT Wiz).”
Lee Jae-won, who joined LG after being nominated in the 17th overall in the second round of 2018, won the Home Run King in the Futures League in 2020 and 2021. He hit 5 home runs in the first team stage in 2021 and 13 home runs last year. Hitting ball speed and distance are considerable. This season, Chae Eun-seong is expected to move to first base and get more opportunities to play.
Multiplayer Song Chan-eui is also from the Year of the Rabbit, which is expected in 2023. Song Chan-eui, who joined in the 67th overall in the 7th round of 2018, became the home run king (6) in the demonstration game last year. He did not achieve satisfactory results in the first team stage, but showed his potential with a batting average of 0.236, 3 homers and 10 RBIs. This winter, he is pouring sweat at Geelong Korea in the Australian Professional Baseball League (ABL). Song Chan-eui recorded a batting average of 0.400 (28 hits in 70 at-bats) as of the 6th, ranking first in the ABL overall. He has 4 home runs and 17 RBIs, and has a good slugging percentage (0.657) and on-base percentage (0.449).
Lee Jae-won and Song Chan-eui, who spent together in the 2nd team, have a long hitting power and have a high growth potential in common.
Last year’s hold king Jung Woo-young takes a leap forward. Jung Woo-young, who holds the rookie award for the first time in 22 years as a LG Twins player in 2019, is growing every year. Starting with 16 holds in 2019, the number of holds has gradually increased every year from 20 holds → 27 holds → 35 holds. Recently, he was selected for the first time in the adult national team, which he so much wanted, and went on the stage of the World Baseball Classic (WBC). 메이저놀이터In addition to his two-seam fastball, Jung Woo-young is adjusting his slide step to be short and simple in order to improve his stealing rate, which is pointed out as his weakness, as well as refine his slider and curve.
For LG this season, Casey Kelly-Adam Plutko, Kim Yun-sik, Lee Min-ho, etc. 1 to 4 starters are certain. Lim Chan-gyu and Kang Hyo-jong, as well as Kim Yeong-jun and Lee Ji-gang, born in 1999, compete for the remaining one seat. Lee Ji-gang did not become a winning pitcher against the KIA Tigers on October 6, his first start in his debut, but received a passing score with 5 hits and 1 run in 5 innings. He threw 90 and 2/3 innings in the Futures League, with an earned run average of 2.38, which was first in the Northern League division. 메이저놀이터