Reporter Kim Kyung-yoon = KBO League’s flagship hitter Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes) will go to the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) with a newly created batting form.
After finishing the 2023 season, Lee Jung-hoo, who is trying to advance to the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), recently modified his batting form to cope with the fastballs of MLB pitchers in the United States.
Lee Jung-hoo plans to experiment with a new batting form against fastball pitchers he meets at the WBC.
It was only recently that Lee Jung-hoo changed his batting form.
Early last month, he left for Los Angeles, California, USA, and began intensive training with personal hitting coach Choi Won-je.
Coach Wonje Choi is a professional baseball player who played for the Samsung Lions.
Lee Jung-hoo met Coach Choi through the introduction of Kim Ha-sung, and started to remodel his batting form to target fastballs.
On the 24th (Korean time), coach Choi Won-je met with Yonhap News at the Keno Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, where the baseball team practiced, and said, “The thing that hitters from the KBO league have the most trouble with after advancing to the United States is attacking the fastball.” Explained.
Coach Choi added, “If the head moves while hitting, the swing slows down and the reaction speed slows down because the gaze shakes. So, I repeated the training with Lee Jung-hoo to simply hit without moving the head.”
Lee Jung-hoo is smoothly adapting to his new batting form. On the 17th, the team’s first practice match, against the NC Dinos, he went 0-for-2 with no hits, but on the 20th against the KIA Tigers, he went 1-for-3 with 1 hit and against kt wiz on the 24th with 2 hits in 3 at-bats.
In a practice game against kt on the 25th, he had good results of 2 at-bats, 1 hit and 1 walk.
Coach Won-je Choi said, “Now it is in the process of adapting to the new batting form,” and confidently said, “If you take about 30 at bats, you will be able to get better results by adapting to the new batting form. (Lee) Jung-hoo will do it.” 토토사이트
Lee Jung-hoo is determined to compete in the WBC while maintaining his new batting form.
He expressed his confidence to reporters at the recent training session in Tucson, saying, “I have no plans to change my batting form back to the way it used to be .
” Japan in the first round of the finals is overflowing with fastball pitchers such as
Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres), Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels), and Roki Sasaki (Chiba Lotte Marines) who easily throw fastballs exceeding 160 km/h.
Cuba and the Netherlands also have many fast ball pitchers.
Meanwhile, there is another player in the national team who trained with coach Choi Won-jae. Infielder Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom).
Kim Hye-seong recorded 9 hits in 14 at-bats and a batting average of 0.643 in four practice games held in Tucson. I got results, and on the 25th before kt, I swung a fire bat with 4 hits in 5 at bats.