LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop is showing interest in Song Chan-eui (24). He still has weaknesses in defense, but it is judged that he can overcome them with repeated training. That doesn’t mean sending them to Icheon Champions Park. It will be with the first team players, but it is planned to conduct individual training before the game.
Coach Yeom said, “Song Chan-eui needs 안전놀이터 to train a lot more. Since he is not a starting member, I plan to increase the amount of training. I try to come out early and practice for about an hour. Since I go out in the second half of the game, I can train a lot. If that happens, 2 You will be able to do a lot more training than you would in the military.”
It was a program that Kim Ha-seong had previously stepped on. Ha-seong Kim joined in 2014 when Yeom was holding the baton of Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom). Director Yeom, who recognized the potential of Kim Ha-seong, spared no support. Ha-seong Kim repeated training before and after the game under the consideration of his command tower, and as he gained experience in the first team, he became a big star.
Director Yeom plans to train Song Chan-eui in the same way as Kim Ha-seong. He said, “Ha-sung Kim also practiced a lot. He only played once or twice a week in the first team, so it was okay for him to train a lot. Song Chan-eui will do the same.”
Song Chan-eui’s hitting potential has been verified to some extent. He showed off his slugging power in 12 games, 39 at-bats, 11 hits, 6 homers, batting average of 0.282 and slugging percentage of 0.795 in last year’s demonstration game. However, in the regular season, he did not stand out with a batting average of 0.236 and a slugging percentage of 0.417 with 17 hits in 72 at-bats in 33 games. After the season, he gained experience by playing in the Australian league as a member of Australia’s Geelong Korea, and is showing off his giant shot instinct by hitting a home run in an exhibition game this year.
However, his defense is the problem. In the system of manager Yeom, Song Chan-eui is scheduled to be appointed as second baseman and first baseman, but he has not yet shown a sense of stability. In the Samsung Lions match held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu for two days from the 15th to the 16th, Song Chan-eui showed loopholes in defense. In the game on the 15th, Kang Han-ul’s infield grounder was rescued and thrown to 2nd base in the 2nd inning with 1 company and 1st base, but the ball slipped backwards. Song Chan-eui’s mistake became the reason for a large number of losses. On the 16th, he also made a catch error in the process of handling Kim Jae-sang’s batted ball in the second inning with 2nd out and 1st and 2nd base. This is why Manager Yeom said, “The defense is still there.”
First of all, the command tower intends to provide generous support to Song Chan-eui. Like Kim Ha-seong, can Song Chan-eui take a leap forward with director Yeom?