Try a lot and talk.”
LG is trying to solve its long-cherished wish for a native geopo with Lee Jae-won (24). In the long term, I hope Lee Jae-won will be reborn as the fourth hitter representing LG. Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop captured a promising Geopo who was determined to enlist in the military. It was a decision for LG to win the Korean Series and for LG’s future.
Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop contributed to fostering Park Byung-ho as a great cannon that cannons in the KBO League during the Heroes’ command tower. He gave Park Byeong-ho, who was recruited in a trade from LG, an ample opportunity as the fourth hitter. The decision to push forward as a full-time first baseman was a huge success.
Lee Jae-won needs to have a clear position in order to be reborn as a full-time number 4 hitter, so that he can fully develop his potential for home runs and long hits. His position is in the outfield, but his defense isn’t that impressive. Crucially, the LG outfield is full of national team starters.
So LG transforms Lee Jae-won into a first baseman this year. Lee Jae-won is training hard to defend first base during the spring camp at the San Francisco Giants Stadium in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. He recently met at the site and said, “It was difficult because I hadn’t mastered the basics yet. He seems to get better as he goes on and gets used to it. I will try to follow coach Kim Il-kyung’s instructions.”
He played first base for Geelong Korea, an Australian professional baseball team. However, Lee Jae-won said, “If there was a feeling that it was empty at first base, now it is difficult to enter professionally. I still have to overcome it. I think you should do it. There is nothing awkward about the first base mitt.”
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop is envisioning Kim Min-seong as a backup first baseman in case Lee Jae-won cannot adapt to first base defense. Kim Hyun-soo and others can also defend first base. The best-case scenario is that Lee Jae-won goes the most as a first baseman. Lee Jae-won said, “I will do my best to live up to the director’s expectations.”
Mistakes are counted as taxes. But it shouldn’t be a hole. Lee Jae-won said, “We are trying to increase the defense weight in this camp. I can’t avoid making mistakes, but I try to make as little as possible. We have to make the team go in the winning direction.” 메이저놀이터
The case of Lee Jae-won has aspects similar to the case of Chae Eun-seong (Hanwha) a year ago. Chae Eun-seong also completely settled down as a first baseman last year, and while continuing good results, he even signed an FA contract with Hanwha. Lee Jae-won said, “Eunseong also called his brother. They told me to try a lot and talk a lot with the infielders around me. (Oh) Ji-hwan asks his hyung well.”
LG’s keystone combination is Oh Ji-hwan and Seo Geon-chang. In particular, if Seo Geon-chang recovers after a long slump, he will have the power to take care of Lee Jae-won. A team that is led by a senior member helping a low-ranking team works well. As such, there are many preconditions attached to Lee Jae-won’s settlement in Geopo.