The Lotte Giants are showing a lively appearance by showing a different running base play this season. At the center of it was coach Jeon Jun-ho (54) of “Daedo”.
Coach Jeon Joon-ho recently met with Star News at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan and said, “During the spring camp, I told the players to ‘go one more base aggressively and do base running to put pressure on the opponent’s defense.
The former coach, who recorded 549 stolen bases in his career as a player and ranked first in the KBO history, became the stealing king three times (1993, 1995, 2004) and established himself as a ‘great sword’ representing the league. Having worked for Lotte from 1991 to 1997, he returned to his former team as a coach after 25 years ahead of the 2022 season.
Lotte attempted to steal 21 times in 21 games of the season until the 29th, and stole the base 16 times. The success rate is 76.2%, which ranks fifth overall. Considering that in the baseball world, it is evaluated that the stealing success rate is more than 75%, it is effective. Last year, Lotte, which had the lowest stolen bases (61) and success rate (61%), showed a complete transformation in one year.
The former coach, who evaluated that “(the stealing ability) has improved a lot,” turned the ball around, saying, “As for stealing, first base coach Kim Pyeong-ho is instructing the players from close by.” He said, “Since the camp, players who need to lead the mobility, such as Hwang Seong-bin, Ahn Kwon-soo, and Kim Min-seok, have made special requests. We recognize the opponent team’s ball composition and pitcher’s characteristics through video, and the players are moving to suit the situation.” .
Coach Jeon said, “Until last year, baseball was lacking in mobility.”
However, the former coach asserted, “There is a distinct difference between being aggressive and being reckless.” He said, “Baseball is a fight for flow, and one small mistake can give the flow,” he said.
He also steals bases, but he also made a lot of progress in the part where he made extra bases in play. A scene that can be seen in Lotte this year, such as a runner on first base running to third base on a short hit, and a batter runner running toward second base in the meantime.먹튀검증
“Before I came to the first team, they said they couldn’t come home with a runner on second base,” said former coach Han. matched,” he said. At the same time, he said, “The results are revealing now, and that kind of play is becoming the basis.”
Also, the former coach said, “A batter’s role as a hitter is over when the batting is over, and now he is a runner.” He said, “After the hit, I ask him to play the role of a runner. Sprinting is basic, and I am asking him to move to advance according to the situation.”
When asked to name a player who has improved a lot compared to last year, coach Jeon mentioned the name of outfielder Hwang Seong-bin (26). Although he is currently out due to an ankle ligament injury, Hwang Seong-bin shook the opponent by showing off a bold base run play. Coach Jeon said, “It’s good that the players lead the team’s mobility by going out and moving like Altoran.”