No. 1 in home runs. The way ‘Jamsil Big Boy’ should go… 6.5 billion FA shows. The birth of the ‘Pung Baseball’ duo
Having Park Dong-won in the LG Twins seems to be a great fortune for Geopo prospect Lee Jae-won. This is because LG director Yeom Gyeong-yeop wants Lee Jae-won to do just like Park Dong-won.
Park Dong-won makes his own swing in any situation. It’s sometimes controversial, but always swings hard. Accuracy is poor. His career batting average is 2.5 6. Last year, he had a batting average of 2.4 and 2.0. Still, he hit 18 home runs. He is a big 안전놀이터shot type hitter with low accuracy.
Manager Yeom placed him in the bottom line so that he could hit comfortably. It was calculated that if Park Dong-won knocked out runners from the top batting line, he could get a big score. Of course, he may not be able to use every chance because he is not very accurate. Still, pitchers who face hitters with one shot cannot help but be nervous. It is because if you make a mistake, you will get hit by something big. If he is a center hitter, he may be burdened by his poor hitting, but he is placed in the bottom line to reduce the burden.
Park Dong-won’s position in the bottom line was a perfect match. In an away game against the Doosan Bears held in Jamsil on the 7th, Park Dong-won led the team to an 11-1 victory with 3 hits and 4 RBIs in 4 at-bats, including 2 home runs. He hit a solo home run that went over the left fence from Doosan starter Kwak Bin in the top of the second inning, leading 2-0, and in the top of the third, the 1st and 2nd basers scored an RBI hit to the left. In the top of the 5th inning, leading 8-1, he hit a left-handed two-runner from Kim Myung-shin, the first baseman. Park Dong-won, who hit homers 6 and 7, surpassed Doosan Yang Seok-hwan (6) and rose to the top spot in home runs alone.
Park Dong-won is showing the way Lee Jae-won, who has been rehabilitating from a side injury and played in the first team game for the first time that day, should go. He will have his swing under any circumstance.
Lee Jae-won appeared as a pinch hitter when Hong Chang-ki batted number 1 in the top of the 5th inning with a 10-1 lead. In his first at-bat, he struck out on a slider with a distance of 124km. In the second at-bat in the top of the 7th inning, the shortstop flew out and withdrew. In his first game of the season, he went hitless in two at-bats.
Lee Jae-won’s power has already been proven several times. In 2020 and 2021, he became the home run king of the Futures League for two consecutive years, and last year he hit 13 home runs in 85 games. However, even though he hit well, there was a drawback that at some point the hitting cycle fell off and did not come up. In May of last year, he had a terrifying batting average of 3.18 with 5 home runs and 15 RBIs, but in June he hit 1.4 with 3 home runs and in July also hit 1.8 with 3 home runs. . This is because he showed a weakness for Yuin-gu.
Coach Yeom decided to appoint Lee Jae-won full-time this season, eliminating the fear of strikeouts in the lower batting line and allowing him to hit to his heart’s content.
At LG, there are many hitters with high accuracy, such as Kim Hyun-soo, Moon Seong-joo, Moon Bo-gyeong, Hong Chang-ki, and Park Hae-min. So there may be a burden on the batting average. But this time it’s different. The free agent success story of hitting a wonderful home run with his own swing is hitting in the bottom lineup.
Director Yeom hopes that Lee Jae-won and Park Dong-won will play ‘puff baseball’ together in the lower batting line. If Lee Jae-won explodes like Park Dong-won, LG can truly become a team that is more terrifying in the bottom line.