The humiliation of genius? This is your chance!’ Director Sutton suggests a ‘road’ to Lee Hak-joo

Will Lee Hak-joo (33) of ‘Fungun-ah’ finally be decided? Even after going to Lotte via Samsung, things are still messy. Director Larry Sutton (53) decided to pave the way himself. The only thing left for Lee Hak-joo to do was to respond.

Prior to the 2023 KBO League exhibition game against Samsung held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 20th, Sutton coach said, “It is good for any team to have a super utility. The player’s value goes up, and it helps the team. You can go with a strong team. This is the same in the major leagues and the KBO league,” he said.

The main character of the story is Lee Hak-joo. Lee Hak-joo was a top-class shortstop who went to the threshold of the major leagues. He cried over bad luck, such as being injured at the crucial moment. As time passed, he eventually opted for his domestic return. He joined Samsung in 2019. A player Samsung brought in while using the first round pick.

As soon as he arrived, he was selected as the starting shortstop. He pushed out Kim Sang-soo, the head of the family. He said he would rule the league. However, he only had 118 games, a batting average of 0.262, 7 homers, 36 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.701. He committed as many as 19 errors. There was a sense of mediocrity in attack, and a sense of disappointment in defense.

2020-2021 only played 64 and 66 games, respectively. He also had batting averages of 0.228 and 0.206. Looks completely out of place. Samsung also pushed for a trade. He was sent to Lotte in January of last year. He has received pitcher Ha-Neul Choi and the right to pick in the 3rd round of the 2023 rookie draft. For reference, Seo Hyun-won is the player Samsung selected with this nomination.

Lotte, who was worried about becoming a shortstop, embraced Lee Hak-joo, and Lee Hak-joo also got another chance. The problem is that it couldn’t be saved. 91 games in the 2022 season, a batting average of 0.207, 3 homers, 15 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.565 are all. There were also 12 defensive errors.

After the 2022 season, Lotte turned his eyes and opened his wallet. I brought Noh Jin-hyeok, who became a free agent in NC. A total of 5 billion won was shot in 4 years. If you spend this much money, you should definitely spend it. The position is shortstop. That’s how Lee Hak-joo was pushed.

Manager Sutton said, “Noh Jin-hyeok is used as a shortstop. When special circumstances arise, he may go to another position. There may be no substitutes, and various situations may arise from game to game or inning to inning. If you ask Noh Jin-hyeok and he says it’s okay, he will move you to third base,” he explained. In other words, he declared that his main shortstop was Noh Jin-hyeok.

“It is good to see Lee Hak-joo as second and third base. Flexibility in team power management. Isn’t he a player who can also be a shortstop? value goes up. If he can cover all three positions, it’s good for the team. In addition to Lee Hak-joo, Park Seung-wook and Lee Ho-yeon are also preparing. Just having them on the bench gives me a lot of strength.”

If it’s the humiliation of a ‘genius shortstop’, 메이저사이트it’s humiliation. But not much has been shown. We need solid results this season. Once it was a utility. If he shows a stable appearance while playing multiple positions, he can settle down at any time.

In the case of the major leagues, super utilities are in the limelight. They are also winning huge contracts. For Lee Hak-joo, if it is an opportunity to increase his value, it is an opportunity. Now is the time to quietly do your job.

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