A center fielder who hits home runs. Any team is attractive. Such a player appeared in Samsung. Lee Seong-gyu (30). He showed skill, and even came with an opportunity.
Lee Seong-gyu made 12 hits in 33 at-bats,먹튀검증 a batting average of 0.364, 5 homers and 11 RBIs, an on-base percentage of 0.400, a slugging percentage of 0.620, and an OPS of 1.020 in the demonstration game played until the 27th. 1st place in home runs in exhibition games.
From the moment he joined, Power was recognized. He was called a ‘Geopo Prospect’. It was regrettable that he suffered one injury after another. In 2018, the police baseball team exploded 31 homers, raising expectations. After being discharged, he was always good at Futures, but it was difficult when he only came to the first team. Injuries continued to occur. He seemed so forgotten.
2023 is different. Although it is an exhibition game, he is showing a completely different bat skill. It seems that it is now possible to respond to breaking balls, which were said to be a weakness. “I kept thinking about the part where I was weak against breaking balls. It kept getting buried. He explained, “I made up my mind to just turn around even if I was struck out.”
It has also changed technically. “I used to swing recklessly, but now I turn after looking at the course. The coaches said, ‘I just pull too hard. Throw a bat and hit it,’ he said. He is hitting towards the center. By doing that, I was able to tolerate breaking pitches,” he pointed out.
The blow is basically what Samsung expected. There is another part that has changed. It’s a defense. He originally watched the infield. He also played shortstop. However, since 2023 he has been outfield. He is doing left-mid-right practice.
Manager Park Jin-man explained, “I decided that it would be better to hit in the outfield.” Lee Seong-gyu also said, “I feel more at ease after going out to the outfield. He can focus more on hitting.” In fact, this is also a success because results come out in the demonstration game.
It continues into the regular season. Starting center fielder Kim Hyeon-joon left the team on the 19th after suffering a sudden bone fracture. vacate for 3 months or so Someone needs to see the center fielder. Lee Seong-gyu is the first player to be counted. In fact, after Kim Hyeon-jun left, Lee Seong-gyu has been watching the center fielder all the time.
It’s not just ‘seeable’ level. He has good defense. His fast feet, which were hidden by his power, are now seeing the light. If your feet are fast, the range is naturally wide. On the 27th and 28th, he showed it several times at the Hanwha exhibition.
In the 3rd inning against Hanwha on the 27th, Choi Jae-hoon hit the middle left. A batted ball that can hit a double because the course is good. Lee Seong-gyu ran quickly and caught the ball, and immediately threw it to second base and put it out. In the top of the 7th inning, Park Jung-Hyun caught a large ball flying over his head. He stopped the start right at the moment of hitting, followed up to the fence and hit the ball, succeeding in the catch.
In the game against Hanwha on the 28th, he showed a wide range of defense. Whether it’s a big hit or a short hit, he catches up well. He’s the first player to go to the outfield, and he’s not in the corner outfield, and he’s not awkward at all in center field.
He has a high batting average and many home runs. He’s good at defense too. At the same time, there is no player who was playing as a main player in that position. He has no reason not to write. Coach Park Jin-man always emphasizes that “good players must be used.” The perfect player for now is Lee Seong-gyu.
In general, center fielders have a lot of fast hitters. Reminds me of ‘hit number 1’. If Lee Seong-gyu settles down, the ‘Geopo center fielder’ will come out. It is a type that has not existed before.