Meet LG players on the ground after 6 months. Chae Eun-seong (33), a “FA model student” who has become quite accustomed to the Hanwha uniform, faces her former team LG as an enemy for the first time.
Starting on the 21st, Hanwha will have a 3-game메이저놀이터 home game against LG at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon. Chae Eun-seong meets LG players on the ground six months after the 4th game of the playoffs against Kiwoom, which he played as a member of LG on October 28 last year. Now the difference is that the uniform is different.
Chae Eun-seong, who played for 14 years at LG until last year, was a player greatly loved by twin fans. Chae Eun-seong, who joined LG as a training player in 2009, started with a three-digit uniform number and proudly became a central hitter in the first team, and was one of the most cherished players by fans who watched the process.
However, in November of last year, Chae Eun-seong left the beloved LG. LG, which had a full salary cap, could not give FA Chae Eun-seong a large sum of money, and transferred to Hanwha, which offered up to 9 billion won in 6 years. His step away from LG was not easy, but as if he was burying his first love in his heart, he took on a new challenge at Hanwha. His uniform number was also changed to number 22 instead of number 55 during his LG days. LG provided consideration for the existing cheering song to be used by Hanwha, but it was politely declined.
After signing with Hanwha, Chae Eun-seong said, “LG is a team that made me a place to grow as a foster player. He was very sorry to leave the team, and it was very difficult mentally, but this is not the end. I don’t wear the Twins uniform, but I hope you will support Chae Eun-seong as a baseball player.” He did not forget to thank LG fans.
Chae Eun-seong, who was reborn as a Hanwha man, took on the role of field team leader from the spring camp and showed leadership that sets an example for young players. After the season opener, he leads the batting line with stormy hitting. In his opening 16 games, he batted 3.9 1 Lee (25 hits in 64), 4 home runs, 19 RBIs, 6 walks, 8 strikeouts, .452 slugging percentage, .641 OPS and 1.093.
Chae Eun-seong’s name can be easily found in major attack indicators as he ranked first in hits and RBIs alone, tied for first in home runs, batted average, slugging percentage and OPS, and fourth in on-base percentage. Contributing to victory compared to substitute players ranked first overall in the WAR beast category (based on 1.41, Sports 2 I), and has established itself as an absolute center that is indispensable to Hanwha. Hanwha coach Carlos Subero said, “Chae Eun-seong is a player with a true professional spirit. His impact on our team is only positive.”
In a situation where his sense of hitting is at its peak, he finally has his first confrontation with his parent team, LG. Chae Eun-seong expected the first confrontation with LG players from the off-season in January. At the time, he said, “I think it will be very awkward if I have my first confrontation with LG. The players will be laughing at each other,” he said. It will be more awkward,” he said.
From the practice game to the demonstration game, Hanwha has never had a game schedule with LG. Chae Eun-seong will be more than happy to meet her family on the field after six months, but the current situation of Hanwha’s team is difficult. It is not easy to deal with LG, which is ranked 1st in a situation where it is in 9th place. Attention is focusing on whether the bat of Chae Eun-seong, who became the best free agent, will explode like an active volcano against LG.