“Post Lee Dae-ho, there was pressure… ” Lotte 24-year-old third baseman is not that kind of hitter, expect the best Han Dong-hee

“There was pressure from being post-Lee Dae-ho.”

Lotte third baseman Han Dong-hee (24) went down to the second group on the 7th. Following mid-June, this is the season’s second first-team eradication. In 77 games this season, he scored 55 hits in 254 at-bats with a batting average of 0.217, 4 home runs, 28 RBIs, 23 runs, an OPS of 0.569 and a scoring average of 0.270. It is difficult to give a passing score based on the performance of the main infielder. Even more so, the main character is ‘Post Lee Dae-ho’.

Han Dong-hee had the best season of his life with a batting average of 0.307, 14 home runs, 65 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.817 in 129 games in the 2022 season. It was also said that batting practice held upside down for several years had an effect. However, as a result, it is the 2023 season that proves that this season was a career high, not an average. It is a tragedy for Lotte.

Han Dong-hee is already in his 6th year. 0.262 batting average, 58 homers, 263 RBIs, 218 runs, 0.766 OPS in 616 games. He gave enough chances, and he is a player who should lead the batting line in the first team in the future. However, director Larry Sutton wanted Han Dong-hee to get out of the post-Lee Dae-ho frame. Realistically, given this much time and opportunity, it is reasonable to assume that the post-Dae-ho Lee is not enough with this level of career average, home run, and slugging power.

Instead, I received several missions to become a good hitter to represent Lotte. Coach Larry Sutton said ahead of the Gocheok Kiwoom match on the 8th, “There was a cycle of improvement in the middle of the season, but it was not steady. Rather than pulling, you have to practice hitting in the right field direction.” He cannot increase his average by just pulling. 30% hitters know how to hit the ball all over the ground.

Coach Sutton emphasized the need to hit hard in this keynote. “You have to wait to hit the ball you want in your strike zone,” he said. That way, a strong shot comes out. There must also be a pioneering plan. He hopes to come back with an improved image.”

Another is the separation of offense and defense. In the meantime, Han Dong-hee had a side where the cohesiveness of the defense decreased if the hit was not resolved. Manager Sutton said, “You have to get mental in defense. He has to train to attack and separate. Even if he is sluggish in attack, he must always be able to focus on defense.” He is a good player who always has to contribute to the team above a certain level.메이저사이트

Lastly, it is about breaking away from the frame of post-Lee Dae-ho. He must change his mind. Director Sutton said, “In the meantime, I have been stressed and pressured myself. I was psychologically like that when I was told that I was post-Lee Dae-ho.” At the same time, he said, “I don’t want him to be a post-Lee Dae-ho. He just needs to become the best Han Dong-hee.” This is an accurate diagnosis. Han Dong-hee just needs to show his best image as Han Dong-hee and be evaluated. Post Lee Dae-ho is not something anyone can do. Looking at his productivity over the past six years, Han Dong-hee is not that much of a hitter.

Mental is as important as technique. Director Sutton said, “People have no choice but to think a lot. But it takes time. have to put it down You should also take more training. He has to prepare with time.” It means that he has no intention of rushing Han Dong-hee to the first team.

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