ML Scout → Lee Jung-hoo → Kang Baek-ho’s love triangle, ‘Careless’ in the cage caught in the eyes of a genius batter [Arizona LIVE]
Lee Jung-hoo caught the attention of major league scouts. His eyes are on Kang Baek-ho.
On the 17th (Korean time),먹튀검증 a practice match between the World Baseball Classic (WBC) baseball team and the NC Dinos was held at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Prior to the game, scouts from major league clubs sat in the stands and observed Lee Jung-hoo closely. They recorded Lee Jung-hoo’s every move and examined his chances of success in the major leagues. When Lee Jung-hoo was practicing batting, it was also interesting to see the scouts’ eyes repeatedly moving back and forth between the outfield and the betting cage at the same time, closely observing Lee Jung-hoo’s batting stance and batting ball.
It is bound to be a huge burden for Lee Jung-hoo. It is an explosion of interest that Lee Jung-hoo, who is trying to enter the major leagues through the posting system after the 2023 season, has no choice but to pay attention.
However, the poker face of a genius hitter is the same. Among his teammates, he always trains calmly with a smile on his face, without revealing any pressure. In particular, Lee Jung-hoo and Kang Baek-ho almost stick together from the first day of training, and they are digesting batting training together.
The two, with a one-year age difference, are senior and junior like friends. What they have in common is that they both joined the pros after graduating from high school and showed the qualities of a genius hitter at the same time.
However, the performances of the two people last season were mixed. Lee Jung-hoo, who won the batting title for two consecutive years, showed improvement as the years went by, and he set his sights on advancing to the major league beyond the best in Korea.
On the other hand, Kang Baek-ho’s last season was the worst. His foot and hamstring injuries prevented him from hitting properly. He played in 62 games, his batting average dropped to 0.245, and his OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) was only 0.683. He hit 6 homers and stopped at 29 RBIs.
Kang Baek-ho’s annual salary for this season was also reduced from 550 million won in 2022 to 290 million won, a whopping 47.3% cut.
The word ‘integrity’ is Kang Baek-ho’s mindset now. Fortunately, he is currently in the best condition. Even at camp, he wakes up earlier than anyone else to train.
The training ground of KT and the baseball team is the same place. For Kang Baek-ho, it is a plus factor that can keep him in top condition. Besides, there is Lee Jung-hoo next to him.
Lee Jung-hoo, who changed his batting form in preparation for entering the major leagues, is closely observing Kang Baek-ho. When Kang Baek-ho entered the betting cage, he went behind the cage and watched Kang Baek-ho’s batting stance closely throughout the training. It is the humble mindset of a genius hitter who wants to learn what to learn and give advice at any time.
I am looking forward to what kind of synergy the two hitters with innate talents will bring. Kang Baek-ho fired a preemptive two-run gun in a practice game against NC, signaling a revival. A good opportunity to regain the love of baseball fans is coming through the WBC.