LG’s new giant’s conversion to first base, will it be a stroke of faith…’I feel like Jae-il Oh’
Samsung Lions captain Oh Jae-il (37), a former national first baseman, boasts a physique of 187cm and 95kg (based on KBO registration).먹튀검증
Lee Jae-won (24), the rising star of the LG Twins, has a good physique, just like Oh Jae-il. Lee Jae-won, who has a 192 cm and 100 kg physique, will be responsible for the first base of the twin corps in the 2023 season.
The LG team is sweating every day in Arizona, USA. Recently, the official YouTube channel of the LG Twins club released a video titled ‘Jamsil Big Boy’s Defense Training’.
In the video, Lee Jae-won, wearing a first baseman’s mitt, was shown sweating profusely during defensive training. Lee Jae-won boasts a size reminiscent of Oh Jae-il. He was working hard on first base defense drills.
And the person next to him was Kim Il-kyung, the new LG Twins defensive coach. Coach Kim marked Lee Jae-won exclusively and directed his first base defense with all his might.
Coach Kim taught Lee Jae-won defense in detail, saying, “You have to do your best to maintain (defense) height until you catch the ball.” In addition, even after completing his defense training, Lee Jae-won came back and looked at his posture after the rest of the training.
Lee Jae-won, who graduated from Cheongju Seokgyo Elementary School – Seoul Gyeongwon Middle School – Seoul High School, was nominated by the LG Twins in the 2nd round of 2018, 17th overall, and joined in 2020.
Appearing in 16 games in his first year, he marked a batting average of 0.247, 5 homers and 17 RBIs in 62 games in the 2021 season. Then, last season, he posted a batting average of 0.224, 13 homers, and 43 RBIs in 85 games, showing the possibility of a right-handed hitter.
His one position is an outfielder. He is quick on his feet despite his large size.
After that, he will turn to first baseman this season. The position of first baseman responsible for one axis of the LG national team infield. The proportion is never small. It was a decision made in November of last year when pitcher Lee Jung-yong and Sangmu support were canceled.
The commander’s expectations are high. Regarding Lee Jae-won, manager Yeom Kyung-yeop of LG said, “If he explodes, he is a player who will explode. In many ways, such as physical condition and hitting mechanism, I think he is a beast who is on the verge of bursting with potential.” “he explained.
LG transferred to Hanwha after Chae Eun-seong, who was the main first baseman, obtained FA (free agent) qualifications after the end of the 2022 season. Austin Dean, a new foreign hitter this season, is an outfielder. Therefore, it was necessary to find a native beast to fill the gap at first base, and Lee Jae-won was selected.
In the past, when coach Yeom was the Nexen (currently Kiwoom) Heroes command tower, he developed a home run king named Park Byung-ho. Director Yeom continued to give opportunities steadily, and finally Park Byeong-ho was able to establish himself as a representative of Korean baseball.
For LG, it would be the best scenario if Lee Jae-won showed off his long hitting instinct while taking charge of first base defense stably. Will Lee Jae-won’s conversion to first base be a move from God? LG fans are sending a generous message of support to Lee Jae-won, saying, “Do not bow your head even if you make a mistake. We will always cheer and support you from behind. I hope you seize this precious opportunity.”