Everyone is self-confident. They are not satisfied.”
Coach Lee Seung-yeop, the ‘novice coach’ who has been in charge of the Doosan Bears since this season, has concerns. There are six exhibition games left, but the starting shortstop has not yet been confirmed.
Three players compete for the Doosan shortstop position. ‘Veteran’ Kim Jae-ho, Lee Yu-chan, who returned from the military, and Ahn Jae-seok, ‘2nd year’. However, all three failed to meet director Lee Seung-yeop’s standards. On the 20th, ahead of the Suwon KT Wiz game, coach Lee Seung-yeop met with reporters and frankly confessed about the shortstop competition.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “Kim Jae-ho, Lee Yu-chan, and Ahn Jae-seok are competing, but there is no player who jumps out a little more. “The coaches can only play a role of encouragement. We can’t play in the game. We have to support the players so that they can play well.”
In the demonstration game, Kim Jae-ho recorded 2 hits in 14 at-bats, 1 walk, 2 runs, a batting average of 0.143 OPS and 0.343. Lee Yu-chan recorded 3 hits in 16 at-bats, 3 walks, 2 stolen bases, and 2 runs, a batting average of 0.188 OPS 0.629, and Ahn Jae-seok marked 13 at-bats, 2 hits, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 1 run, a batting average of 0.154 OPS 0.539. There is also one error on defense.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “I’m disappointed in all parts of the defense, offense, and running. Offense and defense must be superior. There has to be something special, but in my eyes it’s lacking.”
Six exhibition games remain until the start of the regular season. Manager Lee Seung-yeop must select the starting shortstop for the remaining games. He said, “Kim Jae-ho is a veteran with a lot of practical experience. Lee Yu-chan and Ahn Jae-seok are players with great potential. I think I will have to judge (the starting shortstop) during the remaining demonstration games.”
The time for manager Lee Seung-yeop to decide the starting shortstop is approaching. Doosan will play Daejeon Hanwha Eagles on the 23rd and 24th,먹튀검증 Jamsil Samsung Lions on the 25th and 26th, and Gocheok Kiwoom Heroes on the 27th and 28th to finish the demonstration game. Attention is focusing on which of the three players in the remaining six games will catch the eye of coach Lee Seung-yeop.