“I can see the ball well.
LG Twins Moon Seong-ju showed off a hot bat.
Moon Seong-joo drew attention last year as the ‘out-of-the-field batting king’. At one time, he seemed to be challenging for a batting average of 40%. However, he fell into extreme sluggishness as his stamina declined in the second half. His batting average dropped to 30.3, a grade change.
In this season’s demonstration game, it is an upward trend reminiscent of last summer. A batting average of .545 (12 hits in 22 at-bats) is a record that includes one home run.
In an exhibition game against the Lotte Giants on the 18th, he hit 3 hits in 4 at-bats, including 1 double, and played a key role in the team’s victory. Particularly impressive was his one shot, which sent Lotte Barnes’ body ball to the middle right in his first at-bat. Lotte center fielder Kim Min-seok’s mistake and Oh Ji-hwan’s timely hit were added to lead to the first point.
Moon Seong-joo smiled broadly, saying, “I try to hit it accurately and hard, and a good ball comes out. When I hit it, it hits the center. I will try to hit it with confidence in the future.” When asked about his current hitting feeling, he replied, “It’s similar to when I hit 40% last year.” He said he didn’t pay much attention to Lotte’s extreme defensive shift. The front of the knee of his trousers was full of dirt.
In the third inning, he was out due to a surprise check by the Lotte defense team. He read the flow of LG, which attempted to steal bases. However, LG did not care and succeeded in stealing 7 bases in one day.
“The coaches told me to play boldly after signing. I was caught trying to do that too.” 메이저놀이터
Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop emphasized, “Even if it seems like the outfield spot is fixed, it is true that a good player goes out. Moon Seong-joo emphasized, “If I’m greedy, I won’t be able to play my baseball. If you let me out, I’ll do my best.”
“Last year, mentality was the biggest problem. I’m fine now. I experienced it last year. The experience of last year is really helping me a lot.”
Moon Seong-joo said, “I feel very good right now. I hope the season starts now,” and “(Kim) Min-seong said, ‘If it’s good, don’t worry about it.’