I finally hit my potential, but in the end I’m at a standstill. ‘Post Lee Dae-ho’ Han Dong-hee (24) had time to reorganize without a promise.안전놀이터
Regarding Han Dong-hee, who was canceled the previous day (7th) ahead of the Gocheok Kiwoom Heroes match on the 8th, Lotte coach Larry Sutton said, “I need time. “he said.
Han Dong-hee’s first-team entry was canceled for the second time after last June. This season, Han Dong-hee has a batting average of 0.217, 4 homers, 28 RBIs and 23 points in 77 games, an on-base percentage of 0.266, a slugging percentage of 0.303, and an OPS of 0.569. At the end of the game on the 8th, it was 4.5 games behind the 5th place Doosan Bears. This is why Lotte, who is fierce in the ranking fight, made a decision.
Han Dong-hee, who graduated from Busan University Yeoncho-Gyeongnam Middle School-Gyeongnam High School, attracted attention as a ‘post Lee Dae-ho’ from the time he joined Lotte as the first nomination for the 2018 rookie draft. He was a high school junior to Lee Dae-ho (41, retired) and was also in the same position, and his excellent slugging power was impressive. In his first two years, he played a big role, easily passing the OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) 1 every year in the Futures League, while going back and forth between the 1st and 2nd teams.
From the third year, he began to record double-digit home runs, and in the fifth year, last year, he finished the season with a batting average of 30% for the first time in his debut. In particular, in April of last year, he won the first monthly MVP in his debut with a batting average of 0.427, 7 homers, 22 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.249 in 24 games. This is the reason Sutton praised Sutton before explaining his 2nd team, saying, “Han Dong-hee has good control of the strike zone when he feels good at hitting, and is a player who consistently makes good hits regardless of the result. I hope he can find his good side.” It was from.
However, this year, the first season without Lee Dae-ho, it was not good from the start, and in June, he suffered the pain of being eliminated from the final entry for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which was evaluated as influential even last season. The command tower found the reason for the burden of the expectation of ‘post-Lee Dae-ho’. Coach Sutton said, “You have to ask Han Dong-hee himself to get the most accurate answer. But looking back at my conversations with the player, Han Dong-hee himself felt a lot of pressure. “I had a lot of stress when I went into the game,” he said. “When the hitting cycle drops, I have to take a simpler approach, but I think I’ve been thinking a lot because I’ve been trying harder to do well.”
Lee Dae-ho was a legend who went beyond Lotte and represented Korea and the KBO League, as his nickname, ‘Joseon’s No. 4 hitter’, suggests. In the recent baseball world where right-handed hitters are increasingly rare, there have been many promising players who have been attracting attention as ‘post Lee Dae-ho’, but the burden of Han Dong-hee, a junior directly under Lotte from Gyeongnam High School, is nothing compared to that. An anonymous Lotte player said, “How well (Han) Dong-hee must want to do well. No one knows that feeling except himself. In the end, you have to solve it yourself,” he expressed regret.
If there is no possibility at all, colleagues, coaches, and fans do not have expectations. As a right-handed hitter, his potential is regarded as the highest in the league along with Noh Si-hwan (23, Hanwha Eagles).
Director Sutton said, “I talked about this at the beginning of the season. We don’t want a post-Lee Dae-ho, but we want to be the best version of Han Dong-hee.” Since there are many things, Han Dong-hee seems to have a lot of thoughts. I think time will tell (for the first team call-up). It is important for Han Dong-hee to upload when he is ready himself.