LG Twins outfielder Lee Jae-won (24) started later this season than other players. He stopped training during spring camp after injuring his side muscle. He returned during the exhibition game, but injured the same part again. He was registered as a first-team entry on the 6th of this month after undergoing rehabilitation and a practical test in the Futures (2nd division) league.
Recently, he has been playing the game in earnest and hit his first home run of the season against KT Wiz in Jamsil on the 16th. After starting the season, he reported a home run in the bottom of the fourth inning, and then went over the wall again in the bottom of the seventh. He sent the batted ball to the top of the outfield stand with his characteristic exciting swing. The distance of the two home runs was 136m and 121m, respectively. The batted ball speeds were measured at 178.8 km/h and 174.8 km/h, respectively.
Prior to the KT match on the 17th, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop brought up a story about Lee Jae-won. Director Yeom said, “Lee Jae-won is going through a good process. His challenge is to make as many balls in play as possible. When the number of balls in play increases, he naturally comes out with a lot of home runs, and he can achieve a batting average of 30%.”메이저놀이터
Director Yeom judged Lee Jae-won’s strengths are many. He basically has great power, and he has the ability to send it off the bat. This is also proven numerically. Lee Jae-won is a hitter who produces one of the best hitting speeds in the KBO League. Manager Yeom explained, “The hitting speed of 170 km per hour is one of the highest in the American major leagues.” Director Yeom also said that the swing mechanism is not bad. He believes that the reason why he is not able to show all his instincts in real battle is because of his lack of experience.
Manager Yeom said, “Lee Jae-won will continue to play steadily. He’s on a good course. He may have days off for rest, but he expects that he will get better results if he hits the balls of many pitchers in the first team as he enters the plate as he does now.”