If you look at the LG Twins’ main lineup, you can see that they are focused on left-handed batters.
Looking at the starting lineup last year, Hong Chang-ki, Park Hae-min, Kim Hyeon-soo, Chae Eun-seong, Oh Ji-hwan, Moon Bo-gyeong, Moon Seong-joo, Yu Gang-nam, Seo Geon-chang, Chae Eun-seong, and Yu Kang-nam, 7 left-handed hitters.
The same goes for this season. But the right-handed hitter has changed. Six left-handed batters, including Hong Chang-ki, Park Hae-min, Kim Hyeon-soo, 슬롯사이트 Oh Ji-hwan, Moon Bo-gyeong, and Seo Geon-chang, were joined by a new foreign batter, Austin Dean, a new first baseman, Lee Jae-won, and a 6.5 billion free agent catcher, Park Dong-won, and three right-handed batters.
Austin Dean signed for $700,000. He debuted in the major leagues in 2018 and had a batting average of 2.2 and 8, 11 homers, 42 RBIs and an OPS of 0.676 in 126 games over five seasons. He also appeared in 289 career Triple-A games, posting a batting average of 3.1, 45 home runs, 174 RBIs and an OPS of . It is not easy to expect many home runs because the slugging power is not very high and Jamsil Stadium is the largest, but there are many hitters with high slugging power in the KBO League, so if they adapt well to the KBO league, they are expected to play a good role in the center batting line.
Lee Jae-won, who was newly selected as the first baseman, has the league’s best slugging power, enough to win the second-team home run king for two consecutive years. In 85 games last year, his batting average was low at 2.24, but he hit 13 home runs and showed off his long hitting power. He has a weakness for Yoo In-goo, so if he improves his ability to cope, he has the potential to become a great player to lead Korean baseball. He was the hitter that new coach Yeom Kyung-yeop wanted to raise, and after discussion, he gave up his enlistment at Sangmu and bet on the game this season.
Park Dong-won takes over as the main catcher after Yoo Kang-nam left. Expect more power than accuracy. Park Dong-won, who hit 22 home runs in 2021, hit 18 last year as well, increasing his long hit production.
If they create synergy with left-handed batters with their long hitting power, LG’s batting line can become stronger than last year.