‘Yeomgalyang’s persona?’ Following Koh Jong-wook, Shin Min-jae “Attack and operation are both possible”
During the Nexen (now Kiwoom) days, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop mainly used Ko Jong-wook (34, KIA) in the second batting order. Recently, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk also had fun by placing Go Jong-wook forward as No. 2.
Koh Jong-wook played in 64 games as the second hitter this season and hit hard with a batting average of .3028 (21 hits in 64 at-bats). In the 6th (46 games) spot, which was the second most batting order after the 2nd batting order, the batting average dropped to .261 (12 hits in 46 at-bats).
Recently, the player who is in charge of LG’s second batting order is Shin Min-jae (27). In response, the reporters asked director Yeom to compare Ko Jong-wook and Shin Min-jae. Shin Min-jae has recently been receiving a lot of trust from director Yeom.
‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ Jamsil Stadium, Seoul on the 24th, where Lotte and the home game were held. Before the game, coach Yeom said, “(Go) Jong-wook has a better bat than (Shin) Min-jae,” but “Min-jae has gained confidence because his defense has increased a lot recently. He continues to show improvement.”
After being released from SSG last year, Ko Jong-wook opened a new nest at KIA. Acting as a backup last season, he appeared in 62 games and recorded a batting average of 2.8 3 (30 hits in 106 at-bats), 2 home runs, 14 RBIs and 13 runs. He got more appearances this season, batting 3.6 with 2 homers, 22 RBIs and 23 runs in 80 games (57-for-186).
Shin Min-jae is rooted in LG’s second batting order this season. He often appeared as a large runner at the beginning of the season, but in June he got a chance to start. After starting the season in the bottom batting order, he took the second batter’s seat with his quick feet and precise hitting.토토사이트
The ideal number 2 batter Yeom thinks is a ‘power hitter with a high average’. Shin Min-jae played in 89 games this season and recorded a batting average of 3.26 (57 hits in 175 at-bats), 21 RBIs, 32 points and 29 stolen bases, and is performing well as the number 2 hitter Yeom wants. In particular, he is showing his outstanding operational ability to the extent that he was named the 1st base stealer.
What can be expected when Shin Min-jae is placed in the second batting order? Coach Yeom continued his explanation by comparing him to Sung-joo Moon, who was the second hitter at the beginning of the season.
Director Yeom said, “If you put (Moon) Seong-joo in the second batting order, you can only attack, but Min-jae can both attack and maneuver.” There is so much more I can do for the team.” He added, “Baseball is a game of probability anyway. When it comes to the probability of getting the first point, Min-jae is higher.”
Manager Yeom was generally satisfied with the current batting order. He said, “If there are some changes, he will be in the 2nd and 8th or 9th batting order,” but looking at Shin Min-jae’s recent performance, it is comparable to being a built-in 2nd hitter.