The Lotte Giants recruited Kuk Hae-seong (34), an outfielder active in the independent league, via the Doosan Bears.
On the 22nd, Lotte announced the recruitment of Kuk Hae-seong.
After the end of the 2021 season, Kuk Hae-seong applied for a Futures League FA (free agent) for the first time in the KBO League. However, he did not receive offers from other clubs, and Doosan was also notified of the non-renewal of the contract. Kuk Hae-seong, who failed to find a team on his professional stage, tried to make a comeback by playing for Seongnam Magpies, an independent league club, from 2022.
Kook Hae-seong’s first-team career record is a batting average of 0.238, 11 home runs, and 66 RBIs in 214 games. Kuk Hae-seong, who graduated from Incheon High School and joined Doosan as a foster player in 2008, made his debut in the first team in 2012 and had a career-high season with a batting average of 0.278, 4 homers and 24 RBIs in 58 games in 2016.
Kuk Hae-seong broke his cruciate ligament while running base in 2018, and has not been able to show great performance since.
Kuk Hae-seong’s strong point is his strong physique. He also won the 2019 Futures Northern League home run king. The team introduced “Kook Hae-seong is a switch hitter who can create long hits.”
Lotte is getting the effect of recruiting new players this season. Kim Sang-soo (35, former SSG Landers) and Ahn Kwon-soo (30, former Doosan Bears) Yoon Myeong-jun (34, former Doosan Bears) Shin Jeong-rak (36, former Hanwha Eagles) Cha Woo-chan (36, former LG Twins) Lee Jung-hoon (30, former KIA Tigers) ) Lee Jung-woo (22, former LG Twins) brought in 7 people.
Kim Sang-soo, a veteran from the Hold King,토토사이트 is in a strong shape with 3 wins, 6 holds, 1 save and an average ERA of 1.65 in 22 games. Ahn Kwon-soo played a big role as a leadoff early in the season and led Lotte’s upward trend. He scored 16 runs in 31 total appearances with an .294 batting average of 8. Yoon Myeong-jun and Shin Jeong-rak are also contributing their strength in the waist.
Lotte is looking forward to another recruiting effect by recruiting Kook Hae-seong, who played for an independent club, after failing to find a team after declaring the KBO League’s first FA Futures FA. The club explained, “We judged that the recruitment of Kuk Hae-seong would help strengthen the depth of the outfield and utilize pinch-hit resources.”