LG Twins infielder Song Chan-eui is showing disappointment in defense. However, director Yeom Kyung-yeop continues to give opportunities.
Song Chan-eui received a lot of attention last season when he hit 6 home runs in 12 games during the exhibition game. However, he fell short of expectations with a batting average of 0.236 (17 hits in 72 at-bats), 3 homers, 10 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.699 in 33 games in the regular season.
Ahead of this season, he joined Geelong Korea and played games to gain experience. It spewed fireballs. He achieved a batting average of 0.324 (33 hits in 102 at-bats), 7 homers, 24 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.979 in 28 games in the Australian Professional Baseball League.
He is definitely capable of hitting. He was an offensive power that even Koo Dae-sung, who was known as the “undefeated Daesung”, recognized. Koo Dae-sung had a short time with Geelong Korea. At that time, Song Chan-eui also played together, and Song Chan-eui caught the eye of Koo Dae-sung.
Koo Dae-seong praised Song Chan-eui, saying, “The level of hitting is different. I think I can use it in the first team.”
But there is a problem. They are showing regret in defense..
They are exposing problems in demonstration games. First baseman and second baseman are Song Chan-eui’s defensive positions, but in the exhibition games against the Samsung Lions on the 15th and 16th, they all played as first baseman.
It is painful to say that he made mistakes in both games. First, on the 15th, in the bottom of the 2nd inning against Samsung, Kang Han-wool hit a grounder on first base, but Song Chan-eui missed it. All the runners were safe, providing an excuse for a comeback. After that, Samsung made a big inning of 7 runs. On the 16th, Kim Jae-sang missed a ball on the 2nd runner 1st and 2nd base in the 2nd inning.
It seems that he can’t even demonstrate his offensive power because of a defensive mistake. Song Chan-eui’s performance in demonstration games is only 0.158 with a batting average of 0.158, 1 home run and 3 RBIs in 4 games.
Former LG coach and KBSN Sports commentator Ryu Ji-hyeon, who was in charge of relaying, advised, “You must get rid of defensive errors quickly메이저사이트. You must not be affected by attacks.”
Nevertheless, director Yeom Kyung-yeop is not worried. As it is an exhibition match, he continues to give chances. There is only a prerequisite.
Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “Song Chan-ui needs to do more. In Chan-ui’s case, he doesn’t start as a starter anyway. He has to come out about an hour early to practice defense and increase the amount of defense training.”
“It doesn’t matter if you’re tired. It’s okay since you’re out in the second half of the game. You can train a lot more if you’re in the first team than in the second. Just like Kim Ha-seong (San Diego). If you go to the second team, you have to play a game. If you play a game, I can’t train because I’m exhausted. (Kim) Ha-sung came out every day and trained for an hour on defense. He really digested a huge amount of practice. Chan-eui can also increase the amount of training and can be put into the game effectively.”