A batting machine that runs without a break… The vacancy of ‘Big Boy’ is filled with training

 Lotte’s Guam spring camp. 2 hours even if you estimate it. The batting machine runs throughout these two hours. Even the coaches’ batting balls are added.

In the afternoon, when the sun is at its hottest, hitters are developing their skills at bat by turning and hitting bats without rest.

Lotte’s topic this season is ‘depth’. Throughout the off-season, he worked tirelessly to develop pitching and fielding depth. From the pitching staff, they recruited players such as Cha Woo-chan, Shin Jeong-rak, Kim Sang-soo, and Yoon Myung-jun, as well as Han Hyun-hee as a free agent. In the field field, catcher Gangnam Yoo and infielder Jinhyeok Noh were recruited, and left-handed catcher Lee Jung-hoon and quick-footed outfielder Ahn Kwon-soo were added. All of them are participating in the Guam spring camp.

Of course, existing resources also joined. In fact, Lotte’s main players are not inferior. The main players are stronger than any other team. The team’s mainstays, ‘Joseon’s No. 4 hitter’, ‘Pride of Giants’, and ‘Big Boy’ Lee Dae-ho, have retired, but Jeon Jun-woo, Han Dong-hee, Ahn Chi-hong, Jung-hoon, catcher Yoo Gang-nam and shortstop No Jin-hyeok, who will be the main players for foreign hitters Jack Rex. The main lineup is comparable to any other team.

The problem is the backup players. The backup players are infinitely poor. Young players have been given opportunities and promising players are growing, but if you ask if he can become a backup who can definitely assist the starting lineup, you still have no choice but to raise questions. Since it is difficult for one person to fill the gap left by Lee Dae-ho, we have to approach it with the mindset of ’10 o’clock, but the production capacity of backup players must also grow to the point of threatening the starter. That’s why they increased the amount of training they did with a bat, such as batting and bunt training as well as defense training. 바카라사이트

Chief and batting coach Park Heung-sik praised players who were not given a chance in the first team last year, such as infielder Kim Joo-hyun and outfielder Choi Min-jae. Coach Park said, “Kim Joo-hyun (30) and Choi Min-jae (29) also have a lot of talent. He said that he was willing to give them a chance, saying, “Maybe they are the most desperate.” Of course, the players themselves have to work harder.

In addition to these, infielder Kim Min-soo can form a competitive structure with Han Dong-hee at third base, and similar types of outfielders Ahn Kwon-su, Hwang Seong-bin, and Jang Doo-seong can compete fiercely for a spot in the outfield. Infielders Lee Ho-yeon, Lee Hak-joo, Park Seung-wook, and Kim Se-min are also looking for opportunities. Competition and training are shortcuts to strengthen depth.

Regarding the composition of the current team, coach Park said, “The depth that I do not have to rely on the starting team has improved a lot. Even if one person is missing, I look forward to players who will fill the vacancy.”

But I can’t let go of my hands because I’m looking forward to it. From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, batters digest basic free batting training and bunt training under the leadership of operational base coach Kim Pyeong-ho in rotation. Literally, players don’t rest. In addition, if the player himself is judged to be lacking, he will do extra training for 30 minutes to an hour. When the extras are over and we return to the dorm, it is 4:00 PM. Coach Park Heung-shik watches this until the end. 

Captain Ahn Chi-hong sent a message to the team ahead of the spring camp departure, saying, “(Lee) Dae-ho’s void was so great, but I think it is the duty of professional players to fill it with the remaining players.” Will Lee Dae-ho’s void be filled with enhanced depth and the growth of backup players?

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