Hanwha Eagles manager Carlos Subero also had no doubts about the success of Lee Jung-hoo, who is aiming to advance to the major leagues after this season. But he left only one question mark.
On the 3rd (hereafter Korean time), at the spring camp held at Bell Bank Park in Mesa, Arizona, USA, coach Subero was asked about Lee Jung-hoo by reporters and was confident of success, saying, “He will be a good player in the major leagues.” 안전놀이터
Coach Subero has been watching Lee Jung-hoo for two years, and Lee Jung-hoo has gotten better and better over the past two years. In 2017, Lee Jung-hoo, the rookie of the year, became the batting king with a batting average of 306 in 2021, and last year won the batting king for the second consecutive year with a batting average of 3049. He won five gold medals including a slugging percentage (0.575) and became the first regular league MVP.
When asked about Lee Jung-hoo’s chances of success, coach Subero said, “He will become a good player.” At the same time, he also advised, “You will have to learn how to control yourself and be patient.”
He expects to adapt quickly. He praised Lee Jung-hoo, saying, “The major league is fast and throws a variety of things. Still, Lee Jung-hoo will adapt quickly.”
However, it raised a question mark. Coach Subero said, “I’m asking a player who has walked on a solid road since he was young.” “How will you cope if you go through a slump from the beginning when you rise to the major leagues? You have to face the best baseball on the best stage every day, but if you hit a slump, how will you overcome it?” is the biggest question.” He continued, “There is no doubt about Lee Jung-hoo’s talent, but how to deal with such a situation is important.”