I tried to change this year to challenge the big leagues, such as moving to the front of the hitting point, but
the batting timing was shaken…
Lee Jung- hoo, 25, has never had a slump since his debut in
Until last year, he recorded a career batting average of 0.342 and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.902 for six years. During this time, he hit 1072 hits, producing an average of 178.6 hits per season.
Lee Jung-hoo showed a presence that was more than a signboard hitter for his team. It is already being illuminated as a face that symbolizes and represents Korean baseball beyond the fence of the league called KBO. No one expected that Lee Jung-hoo would meet the same ‘Hill of Tribulation’ this year. There are many baseball players who are worried even in the belief that he will return to his place soon.
Lee Jeong-hoo changed his batting form last year even after winning 5 batting crowns (batting average, hits, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and RBIs), recording a batting average of 0.349 and 23 homers. I lowered the top position (hand grip position) from the back of his head to the side of his face. His right leg, which had been spread wide in his open stance, was also stretched out in advance. Along with the takeback, the preparation of the right leg was also minimized.
If he didn’t have big dreams, he had no reason to change his batting form. Lee Jung-hoo is highly likely to advance to the major leagues (MLB) after this season. However, Lee Jung-hoo’s dream is not to enter the MLB. If your goal is to succeed in MLB, that is your goal.
Lee Jung-hoo paid attention to the speed of MLB, which is much faster than the KBO league. Lee Jeong-hoo was strong with a batting average of 0.435 (10 hits in 23 at-bats) for two years from the 2020 season against fastballs of more than 150 km as the final ball of each at-bat, but last year it stalled with a batting average of 0.188 (3 hits in 16 at-bats). It was one of the reasons why he was greedy for a slightly higher hitting form with a fast ball.
As of the 15th, Lee Jung-hoo’s batting average for the current season is only 0.230. He decided to return to his batting form while checking the problems revealed during the season. Lee Jung-hoo starts preparing for hitting again with an open stance. On the 14th, Oh Yoon Ki-woom hitting coach explained Lee Jeong-hoo’s recovery process as a “heating point.” “As I hit with the new batting form, the hitting point was too far forward. Now, I am in the process of pulling back the hitting point while going back to my old batting form. There are good batting balls coming out, so I am hopeful.”
Lee Jung-hoo did not only check the timing problem between the old batting form and the new batting form. Lee Jung-hoo brought up the ‘talk about gaze’. He said, “There was a difference in gaze in the initial preparation posture. In an open stance, you have to look at the ball with your body open (almost straight ahead), pull your right leg up, and look at it from a different angle (at an angle). There was a difference,” he said.
More than 90% of Lee Jeong-hoo has returned to his batting form before last season. However, if you look at the relay screen and the eyes of the camera behind the pitcher, you can see a difference in the angle at which the bat stands when taking back. The angle of the bat, which seemed to be lying down at 45 degrees, has risen. Lee Jung-hoo said, “It is a motion that makes it a fleeting moment. He said, “It’s a difficult move to be conscious of at bat.”토스카지노
SBS Sports commentator Lee Soon-cheol recently met Lee Jung-hoo in person and talked about his batting style. Commissioner Lee said, “At the beginning of the season, when taking a takeback while lowering both hands, I hit without a pulling motion like an archer. As a result, the ball coming in the middle was also late, and I couldn’t use my strength on the outside ball.”
Former manager Kim Seong-geun said, “Previously, I looked comfortable at bat, like holding an umbrella on a rainy day. But lately, that wasn’t the case. Also, if you look at the relay screen, you can see that his right shoulder is too far into the catcher’s side. When that happens, he becomes upper swing somehow. It also becomes difficult to respond to low balls.”
Although it is said to be a regression of the batting form, it is difficult to reproduce 100% of the previous batting form unless it is a machine. That may not be 100% correct. Lee Jung-hoo said, “I have never experienced anything like this since my debut. I think that I am studying, and as more and more good hits come out, I will find a good figure soon.”