“How… You’re the Most Outstanding at That Age” Yoon Dong-hee’s enthusiasm + rave, there’s a clear reason for it

February 4, 2024 | by

It’s all about admiration. But there’s a clear reason.

Lotte Giants’ third-year outfielder Yoon Dong-hee (20) is drawing keen attention and confidence. Not only baseball players and baseball fans from the outside, but also masters and batting experts who have come to directly work as coaches and coaching staff, Yoon’s batting ability and potential seem unusual.

Lotte manager Kim Tae-hyung and hitting coach Kim Joo-chan, who met at the sports complex in Dedeo, Guam, where Lotte’s spring camp is being held, agreed to praise Yoon Dong-hee for his current skills and possibilities.

First of all, manager Kim Tae-hyung nailed Yoon Dong-hee’s position as the starting player, saying in an interview on the departure broadcast on the 31st of last month, “The clear starting pitchers are catcher Yoo Kang-nam, outfielder and designated hitter Jeon Joon-woo, and outfielder Yoon Dong-hee.”

It is natural that Jeon Joon-woo, the team’s best batter and captain, along with Yoo Kang-nam, a firm homebody due to his position, gets that much trust.

However, Yoon is now in his third professional year. Moreover, he played only 111 games in the first division. It is surprising that Yoon, who effectively marked his first season in the KBO League last year, is already receiving such absolute trust from manager Kim Tae-hyung, who is considered one of the best in the KBO League. How was such belief possible.

“Yoon Dong-hee is really different. Even on the field, I can see his routine. He is so serious, and I don’t think he would have anything to say even if he leaves it as he is. He will do well on his own if he leaves it alone,” Kim told reporters in Guam. “There is no need for batting advice or technical interference.

While watching Yoon Dong-hee’s batting training on Thursday, Kim nodded. “His batting mechanism is rather unique, but it’s still good. I like his impact and appearance until the moment I swing after taking the batting stance,” Kim said. “More than anything, the fact that he is able to hit with solid faith (in himself) at that age and set his own strike zone is great.”

In fact, he has already been proven at international competitions. At the Hangzhou Asian Games last year, Yoon took the lead in leading the national team’s gold medal by posting a batting average of 0.435/6 / one homer and five RBIs. After the end of the season, he joined the national team of the Asian Professional Baseball Championship, and became a key hitter for the next generation. Many baseball players have acclaimed Yoon.

Kim Joo-chan, a batting coach for the first division who joined Lotte with manager Kim Tae-hyung, gave a glowing review. Kim Joo-chan, who will be responsible for overall batting of the first division, was confident that he is one of the best players for his age.

Coach Kim Joo-chan, whom I met after the batting training was over, said, “Aren’t you young? You’re that young, but you definitely have your routine. I think the preparations and routines are set up before the game,” adding, “They’re things that you can’t do at that age.” He also praised the swing trajectory and things like that, “I think they’re one of the best players I’ve ever seen in my age group.” 헤라카지노

Coach Kim said, “As you said, it’s my job to help me do well as I am,” adding, “My routine is registered to myself, so it’s rather confusing if I add more from the side.” Coach Kim believes that it’s not important to add to Yoon Dong-hee now, but to sharpen and refine it to get better in detail.

This judgment is also related to Yoon Dong-hee’s personality, who is greedy for baseball. “I’m trying to keep doing more because I have a lot of greed. That’s why I have to do it next to him to make him less confused,” coach Kim said. “I keep trying to add more because I’m too greedy. If you do it too much, it can explode. I think I need to help him maintain the proper level to some extent.”

In particular, coach Kim said, “Other than that, Yoon Dong-hee talked with the coach about ‘there is nothing much to do with the technical part’,” adding that Yoon Dong-hee’s batting mechanism is already highly complete.

When he was an active player, he was considered a master of batting. Throughout his career, he was among the best hitters in the league. He played in a total of 1,778 games, and his overall batting average is exactly .300. He has made top 10 batting seasons five times. In other major indicators, he has been in the top 10 with five doubles, six triples, and eight stolen bases.

In particular, coach Kim played 86 games for Lotte in 2001, his second season in the first division since his professional debut, posting a batting average of 0.313 (94 hits in 300 times at bat), 21 doubles, and 29 steals, signaling the birth of a new genius hitter.

Coach Kim shook his head with a smile when the reporter said, “In that respect, there is something that Yoon Dong-hee and coach Kim Joo-chan look overlapping.”

“I don’t know. I was a terrible hitter back then,” coach Kim said of Yoon Dong-hee. “It’s really not easy to be able to do that at that age. There were only a few players in Korea. I think if I keep it for about three to four years until this year or next year, I will be able to go up further (pointing up with my hands), so I think I need to help him well,” he said.


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