Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes), who struggled with a batting slump last April, is slowly spreading the wings of resurrection. It was the advice of Koo Ja-wook (30, Samsung Lions) that gave Lee Jung-hoo strength.
Last April, Lee Jung-hoo received an unfamiliar report card. He appeared in 22 games and was sluggish with a batting average of 0.218, 3 home runs and 13 RBIs with an OPS of 0.678. To start May with a fresh mindset, Lee Jung-hoo changed his batting order. He started May in the first batting order rather than the familiar number 3 hitter.
He’s still not quite happy with his performance, but he’s showing signs of improvement in May. Lee Jung-hoo recorded a batting average of 0.263, 5 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.686 in 9 games. Although he had no home runs, he hit four doubles. What is encouraging is that of his 9 games, only 1 was hitless, and he is on a 4-game hitting streak.
Lee Jung-hoo, whom we met at the Gocheok Dome on the 10th, said, “Many people have said good things, saying, ‘As time passes, you will return to your original grades.’ I recognized that it wasn’t going well and I acknowledged the current situation.”토토사이트
Lee Jung-hoo recently met a turning point in his thoughts through a meeting with Koo Ja-wook. He said, “When I went to Daegu for the game last week, I had a meal with (former) Ja-wook hyung. At that time, Ja-wook hyung said, ‘You can’t do the same thing because you did well last year. It’s different. He told me, ‘If I only think about last year and play, it doesn’t get better.’ It touched my heart. After hearing that, I’m changing my training method little by little.”
Last winter, Lee Jung-hoo revised his batting form. Ahead of the major league challenge, he chose a change for a faster and more concise swing. Lee Jung-hoo said, “It was a good experience, and I received a lot of help. The good points still apply to me. I learned a lot of mechanics, and I learned about the problems with the hitting mechanism that I originally had. Also, I was confident in my hitting skills, and I was able to develop good skills. I felt that I had it,” he said.
Next, Lee Jung-hoo said, “That can be proof that I worked hard last winter. I think I worked hard enough to melt the things I learned in the past few months. As he changes, his gaze is also changing. It is a process of returning to the gaze when it was good. Even if there are a lot of misses, I don’t think it’s wrong.”
In fact, Lee Jung-hoo went back to his original batting form. One by one, they try to regain their former self. He explained, “I was impatient to keep my batting form in the position where I had to show it. So I am trying to hit with the most comfortable batting form.