There is no Lee Dae-ho in the Lotte batting line, and the firepower is not outstanding. still win What is the charm of Lotte’s batting line?
Lotte is expected to noticeably weaken the firepower of its center line this year. That’s also because ‘Legend’ Dae-ho Lee’s retirement has become a reality. Lotte had to worry a lot as the hitter with .331 batting average, 23 home runs, and 101 RBIs disappeared in an instant after leaving Lee Dae-ho’s career.
I couldn’t stay still. Lotte’s solution was clear. Actively utilizing players with quick feet. Lotte coach Larry Sutton had already conceived of this strategy since spring camp.
“The thing that has changed for us this year is that there are players who are athletic and fast, so we can create a lot of scoring situations in a more diverse and creative way compared to before,” Sutton said. “Of course, all nine players are fast. “It’s not, but you can strategically get fast players into the lineup. That makes strategic base running possible. We’ve become a team that can play baseball that goes one more base.”
In fact, on the 22nd of last month, Lotte maximized their scoring power by putting forward Kim Min-seok, No. 1, Kwon-su Ahn, No. 2, Sung-bin Hwang, and Seung-min Ko, No. 3, in the match against Changwon NC on the 22nd of last month. Of course, there was an unexpected situation where Ahn Kwon-soo hit two home runs, but it was confirmed that their active on-base lead to a run. Coincidentally, on this day, NC committed 5 mistakes.
As the number of quick-footed players in the lineup increased, the probability of double-seats naturally decreased. Lotte was a team that ranked first in disgrace last year with 127 team double hits. However, this year, the number of team double kills is only 19, showing the lowest number of double kills after Hanwha (18).
Lotte’s team batting average is not close to 30% like LG’s, nor is it a team that boasts tremendous firepower like SSG’s. Lotte’s team batting average is 5th with .259 and tied for 8th with 13 team home runs.
However, there is concentration in the Lotte batting line. The scoring team’s batting average reached a whopping .310. Along with LG (.318), it is the only team that marks the 30% mark as a scoring team. With the addition of Roh Jin-hyeok and Yoo Kang-nam, the weight of the lower batting line has changed. Lotte’s No. 1 hitter, Ahn Kwon-soo, boasts a .435 batting average, showing better scoring than before. In addition, there are many players with strong scoring positions, such as Hwang Seong-bin (.556), Ahn Chi-hong (.364), Han Dong-hee (.348), Jack Rex (.333), Kim Min-seok (.304), and Roh Jin-hyeok (.294).먹튀검증
On the 11th against Sajik Doosan, Lotte took another winning series with Noh Jin-hyeok’s finishing hit in the bottom of the 10th inning. At the bottom of the 6th inning, the concentration to make a big inning shined, and in the bottom of the 10th inning, Rex’s grounder from 1st base to 2nd base didn’t lead to a double hit, and the opportunity to continue was the stepping stone to the end victory. And Noh Jin-hyeok hit with tenacity even when he was driven to two outs. This is why the Lotte lineup is attractive enough even if it is not that flashy.