Like Jae-Won Lee and Eun-Sung Chae of LG, who postponed military enlistment, will they settle down in a new position in a short period of time?
For Lee Jae-won (24) of the LG Twins, the spring camp in February is very important. After finishing his last season, he made plans to enlist, but changed his mind to pursue more challenges in the first team. As coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop (55), who took the helm of LG, picked him as the player he most wanted to work with right after taking office, and free agent (FA) Chae Eun-seong (33) moved to the Hanwha Eagles, the door of opportunity opened wider. Instead, the position changes. He moves from outfield to first base. In the spring camp, you need to increase your ability to adapt to the new position. 카지노
For Lee Jae-won, first base is not an unfamiliar position. During his school days, he had experience as a first baseman, and although not much, he also played as a first baseman in the Futures (second team) stage. In 7 games in 2019, his second year as a pro, and in 2 games in 2021, he wore a first baseman’s mitt. His last was on 06/08/2021. Last year, when he played the most games in the first team (85 games, 0.224 batting average, 13 home runs, 43 RBIs), he only had to bring his outfield glove.
Fortunately, he has good role models. It’s a different team now, but it’s Chae Eun-seong, who was together until last year. Chae Eun-seong started as a catcher at the time of his professional debut and turned to an outfielder, but last year he transformed into a first baseman again. As it was his unfamiliar position, at the beginning of the season, he showed his inexperience in linked play. However, he quickly adapted, and from the middle of the season, he showed neat play even in defense. Chae Eun-seong worked tirelessly before transforming into a first baseman, and worked hard on defense training during the season.
Manager Yeom plans to give Lee Jae-won ample opportunity. However, if the defense is not successful, the chances are bound to be reduced. He has the task of increasing the percentage of balls in play so that he can demonstrate his natural long hitting power, but as a first baseman, he must have a certain level of defense to continue to enter the plate. He has been preparing to transform into a first baseman right after he decided to postpone his military enlistment, but Lee Jae-won has to spend his busy days in the spring camp in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.