With the opening of the KBO regular season approaching on the 12th, Doosan Bears’ starting shortstop is the position that new head coach Lee Seung-yeop is most worried about. With a composition in which three veterans, Kim Jae-ho, Lee Yu-chan, and Ahn Jae-seok compete, director Lee plans to cover the odds until the end.
Head coach Lee Seung-yeop said, ahead of the 2023 KBO exhibition game against KT Wiz held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 20th, “There is no player who stands out as the main shortstop. Everyone is the same.” do,” he said.
Doosan alternated Kim Jae-ho, Lee Yu-chan,메이저사이트 and Ahn Jae-seok as shortstops in six demonstration games from the 13th to the 19th. Kim Jae-ho, a former national shortstop who won two Golden Gloves, is facing fierce challenges from candidates.
Coach Lee gave the three players the number of starts for shortstop equally, giving them two games each. However, not a single person was able to take a picture of this director’s eye stamp.
Coach Lee said, “Honestly, all three of them are not satisfied with their castle. It’s a pity in all aspects, including offense, defense, and running.” There should be a characteristic that jumps out, but in my eyes, it all seems lacking.”
The three players competing for Doosan’s starting shortstop have poor records in the demonstration game. In terms of batting average, Kim Jae-ho had 0.100 (1 hit in 10 at-bats), Lee Yu-chan had 0.167 (2 hits in 12 at-bats), and Ahn Jae-seok had 0.
Coach Lee’s struggles with his starting shortstop are deepening, but the time to choose is getting closer. There are only 8 games left in the demonstration game, including the match against KT on the 20th.
Coach Lee said, “Kim Jae-ho has experience and performance, and Lee Yoo-chan and Ahn Jae-seok have potential.”
In Doosan’s 7th demonstration game on this day, Kim Jae-ho will start as a shortstop.
Meanwhile, Yang Eui-ji, who participated in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), will start as the catcher for the third batter on this day. It is the first time that he has been named in the starting lineup in an exhibition game after the tournament. On the 19th, against the KIA Tigers, he played only one at-bat as a pinch hitter.
Coach Lee explained that it was a decision to match the battery breath with ace Raul Alcantara, and said, “I hope the two players will show good harmony.”