Utility infielder Lee Ho-yeon (28), who changed his uniform from Lotte Giants to kt wiz, left a strong impression on the new team from the first day.
On the 19th, Lee Ho-yeon, who moved to kt through a one-on-one trade with left-handed pitcher Shim Jae-min, started as a second baseman with the 8th batter against the Suwon Doosan Bears on the 20th and got 1 hit in 3 at-bats.
This ‘one hit’, which may seem ordinary, was a shot that saved kt from its first ‘no-hit humiliation’.
Lee Ho-yeon picked up a heavy hit from Doosan starter Jose Alcantara, who did not allow a single hit from the 1st to the 8th inning.
Although kt lost to Doosan 0-6, Lee Ho-yeon’s hit allowed them to escape from the record-breaking victim.
KT coach Lee Kang-cheol could not hide his satisfaction with Lee Ho-yeon, a transfer student.
Coach Lee said, ahead of the match against Suwon Doosan on the 21st, “I thought it would be okay because I have good contact skills. I have a very good sense and the timing is the best. I heard that he is good at batting, and he seems to be able to do everything except for shortstop.”
Lee Ho-yeon, who was hitter No. 8 the day before, climbed two places in the batting order as No. 6 that day.
Lee Ho-yeon, who joined Lotte in 2018, played in 88 games last year with a batting average of 0.244, 2 homers and 16 RBIs.
This season, he stayed only in the Futures (2nd division) league as there was hardly a spot in the Lotte 1st team.카지노사이트
Having enjoyed trading with Lotte so far, kt expects Lee Ho-yeon to write another success story.
Lotte players currently active in kt include catchers Jang Seong-woo and Kim Jun-tae, infielders Oh Yoon-seok and Shin Bon-ki, pitchers Bae Seong-seong and Park Si-young.
Director Lee said, “There was a successful case (a traded player) in our team, so they didn’t want to do well with us.”