Can the revival of the Lotte Giants players born in 1999 be achieved?
‘Big Boy’ Lee Dae-ho (41), who left the familiar ground at the end of last season, wrote a handwritten letter for his juniors ahead of his retirement ceremony. In the meantime, messages of gratitude and encouragement for him for being with him were the main ones.
He wrote to infielder Han Dong-hee (24), who is emerging as Lotte’s next fourth hitter following him, “My nephew (Han) Dong-hee. My uncle is leaving, but please be a hero for Lotte fans.” 24) and outfielder Jang Doo-seong (24).
The messages left to Jeong Bo-geun and Jang Doo-seong have one thing in common. It is the restoration of ‘confidence’. It was the advice of Lee Dae-ho, who was with them during the season and was closer than anyone else.
First of all, he said to Jung Bo-geun, “(Jung) Bo-geun. The recovery of lost confidence will determine your life.” Thoughts,” he said sincerely. 헤라카지노도메인
Jeong Bo-geun gained experience by playing in the first team from the 2019 season, the second year of his debut. He was given an opportunity from a rather early point, as Lotte did not have a clear starting catcher. However, compared to his defensive abilities, his hitting showed distinct limitations. He had a career batting average of 0.175 (67 hits in 382 at-bats), 1 home run, 21 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.434 over the four years until this year, which was poor even considering the catcher position.
As a result, I naturally lost my confidence. Lee Dae-ho was well aware of Jeong Bo-geun’s heart, so he spared no encouragement.
The same goes for Jang Du-seong. He drew a lot of attention with his quick feet and outstanding defense that stirred the ground in the early and mid-2021 season, and took a picture of the fans. After the season, the team recruited coach Kim Pyeong-ho, an expert in running and defense, and put a lot of effort into Jang Doo-sung’s growth. It was the perfect time to unleash its potential.
However, when I opened the lid, I made a lot of mistakes. In the second half of the game, he came out as a major runner to change the flow, but there were more runners who broke the flow. He also had a difficult year in many ways, with his hitting sluggish, and he gave up a spot in the outfield to Hwang Seong-bin (26) and Go Seung-min (23).
It is important for the duo, who were born in 1999, to regain their confidence, even for themselves and the team. I wonder if they will be able to rebound in 2023 based on the advice of Big Boy who left the team.