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“I think less to fix a big swing” Lee Hak-joo, who needs a turning point, shows change

Can Lotte Giants infielder Lee Hak-joo (33) rebound? The first run was fine.

On the afternoon of the 22nd, Lotte won a 3-0 rain cold victory in the top of the 8th inning in the first exchange match against the Chiba Lotte 2nd Army held at the Ishigaki Municipal Stadium in Ishigaki Island, Japan.토토사이트

Starting pitcher Na Gyun-an satisfied manager Larry Sutton with three scoreless innings and one scoreless score from Kim Jin-wook, while Lee Hak-joo contributed to the victory with one hit and one RBI in the other lineup.

Lee Hak-joo, who scored hits and RBIs, said, “In Guam, with coach Lee Byeong-gyu, I practiced a lot of thinking and concise swings to fix the big swing when it was bad. His defense doesn’t seem to have been particularly good, but he paid attention to the connection from the step to the throw.”

Lee Hak-joo had a batting average of 207, 3 homers and 15 RBIs in 91 games last season. He had his worst season. In the last 66 games in 2021, when he was with the Samsung Lions, he batted 2.6, 4 home runs, and 20 RBIs. Home runs and RBIs were further reduced.

Nevertheless, the Lotte club decided to give Lee Hak-joo an annual salary of 72 million won, up 2.9 percent from last year’s 70 million won. That’s what I’m looking forward to.

Lotte recruited shortstop Noh Jin-hyeok from the FA market last year. In other words, Lee Hak-joo’s position has narrowed. Noh Jin-hyeok can be turned into a third baseman, but a chain transfer such as Han Dong-hee is inevitable. In the end, Lee Hak-joo should show the possibility of a rebound through camp and demonstration games as to how Sutton will use it.

After the game, manager Sutton praised, “The hitters consistently created scoring opportunities, and scored without missing opportunities.”

Lee Hak-joo is now quite old. Born in 1990, he is in a position to hold the center of the team. 2nd year after transferring to Lotte. If it does not show a rebound this year, its position will be lost. The club provided motivation by raising the salary even a little.

Will Lee Hak-ju be able to live up to the expectations of the club and coaching staff? For fall baseball, Lotte aggressively recruited outside free agents such as Noh Jin-hyeok, Yoo Gang-nam, and Han Hyun-hee. Lee Hak-joo also needs change.

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