“I don’t think it’s a physical strength issue.”
If the LG Twins had Shin Min-jae this season, last year they had Moon Seong-ju. He started as a substitute outfielder, but gradually took over the starting position thanks to his accurate hitting.메이저사이트
In the month of July, he showed an incredible batting average of .377 and quickly rose to become the ‘out-of-the-park batting king.’ It is expected that if he continues his good batting skills until the end of the season, he will be able to compete for batting title with Kiwoom Lee Jeong-hoo while filling the required number of at-bats.
But in the fall, his batting skills plummeted. By August, he had a batting average of .303 and 6 li, but in September he fell into a slump with a batting average of 1.4 and 9 li, and ultimately failed to complete the required number of innings. He finished the season with a batting average of .300, 6 home runs, and 41 RBI.
Even this season, his batting has been dropping in the second half of the season. Moon Seong-ju, who had a batting average of .3013 until July, only hit .258 in August, and is still having a hard time with 2 hits in 9 at-bats and a batting average of .202.2 in three games in September. As of the 4th, he had a season batting average of .302, 111 hits, 2 home runs, and 38 RBI, so the key was whether he could maintain his .300 batting average.
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop diagnosed Moon Seong-joo’s slump at the end of the season during the Arizona spring camp last January as “because it was his first full-time season and he was physically difficult.”
However, he said his thoughts changed after playing this season. Director Yeom said, “I don’t think it’s a physical problem.”
Coach Yeom said, “I thought Moon Seong-joo had a problem with his stamina last year, so I paid much more attention to managing his stamina than other players this year.” He added, “I gave him much more rest than other outfielders such as Park Hae-min and Hong Chang-ki and lowered his batting order to maintain his stamina.” “I tried to maintain a batting average of .322 until the end of the season without any difficulties,” he said about Moon Seong-ju’s physical management.
In fact, Park Hae-min appeared in all 112 games, and Hong Chang-ki served as the top hitter and had 517 at-bats. On the other hand, Seong-Ju Moon played in 105 games and had 429 at-bats. Because he was in the bottom half of the lineup, his number of at-bats was limited. That much physical saving was achieved.
Nevertheless, Moon Seong-ju’s hitting has become dull as the summer of this season has passed. Director Yeom said, “First of all, it seems clear that it is not a physical problem,” implying that there was a technical problem other than physical strength.
Will Moon Seong-ju’s September end in a slump like last year? Or will there be a rebound? Seongju Moon scored 2 RBIs with 2 ground balls against KT on the 5th, but went 0-hit in 4 at-bats and his batting average fell below .300 at 2098.