LG outfielder Moon Seong-joo, hitting coach Lee Ho-joon, and head coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop went through a big (?) this offseason. It was because Moon Seong-joo changed his mind (?). Throughout the season, he made his name known as the ‘off-field batting king’, but he was sluggish at the end of the season. However, the slump was the starting point for me to change my mind.
Moon Seong-ju confessed to batting coach Lee Ho-jun that he would completely change the direction of his hitting and put it into practice. He thought that in order not to fall behind in the competition with the team’s main backups such as Lee Jae-won and Song Chan-eui, he had to improve his long hitting power and compete. It is rumored that he did that even through actual personal training.
Coach Lee thought, ‘It’s a big deal’. Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who received Coach Lee’s report, had the same idea. At the Scottsdale spring camp earlier this month, coach Yeom smiled at Moon Seong-ju and said, “Coach Ho-Jun Lee and Coach Chang-Min Mo have suffered a lot because you said strange things.” Moon Seong-ju couldn’t answer.메이저사이트
Moon Sung-joo established himself as a regular member of the first team last year and recorded a batting average of 0.303 in 106 games. Manager Yeom and coach Lee saw that it was not right for Moon to develop into a 2-30 home run hitter. Looking at the team situation, Lee Jae-won is growing as a promising core player, and there are many hitters who can hit home runs. Crucially, Moon Seong-joo’s style itself is more accurate and on-base percentage than home runs.
Coach Lee Ho-joon has continued special batting training with one hitter in the early Scottsdale spring camp. Moon Seong-ju was a regular customer. He said that Moon Seong-ju’s strength was ‘short and fast’. He diagnosed that he is a hitter who can strike accurately with his fast swing speed and, if hit well, can hit the ball well enough out of the fence.
Hojun School in February was the time to correct Sung-Ju Moon’s hitting direction. Moon Seong-joo decided to end his wanderings by listening to coach Lee and coach Yeom’s advice and make use of his original strengths. After being tricked by the one-bound manned ball, he faithfully digested the practice of coping with the mechanics as much as possible without collapsing. Coach Lee believes that Moon Seong-joo can hit 0.320-0.330 with a higher on-base percentage (0.401 last year).
A practice match against the Dutch WBC national team on the 26th (hereafter Korean time). LG lost the match, but Moon Seong-joo led the team with 3 RBIs on 3 hits. He delivered sharp, timely hits to the center and left, fully demonstrating his original strength.
LG is a team that can give a lot of key members to the aftereffects of the WBC national team members and further to the Asian Games in September. Moon Seong-joo’s performance as the starting pitcher and back-up in the outfield is very important. Moon Seong-ju, who finished his wandering, spent February to the fullest.