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The second coming of baseball’s “New Wind Baseball” has LG topping the league and challenging for its first Korean Series title in 29 years. It’s hard to find any weaknesses, and all the players are cruising. Among them, there is one player that manager Yoon Kyung-yeop himself considers the best example. Hong Chang-ki, 30, is the “strongest leadoff hitter” in the Twins’ batting order.
“(Hong) Chang-ki hasn’t just recovered his old form, he’s gotten better,” says Yeom, giving him a thumbs-up, “He’s the best hitter on our team right now.”
The team’s proprietary ‘snow baseball’ is a masterpiece. As of the fourth day, he leads the league with a 0.448 on-base percentage. It is more than two points higher than the second-place Yang (0.423). He also leads the league in walks (47) and batted balls (17). Backed up by a top-notch lineup, the formula “Hong Chang-ki = runs scored” is inevitable.
However, Yeom doesn’t just look at batting average. “It doesn’t mean anything if you have a high on-base percentage and low runs scored. He emphasises the importance of aggressive baseball, telling his players to be aggressive at the plate, sometimes even hitting three-ball strikes and taking advantage of early pitches.Hong fits that philosophy perfectly. With a batting average of 0.325 (second), he is also in the running for the batting title. “Her swing line has really improved. “I’m getting more (hits) because I’m putting my swing on the trajectory of the ball. The direction of the ball is really even,” he said. “Last year I was chasing the ball, but now I’ve found my zone,” he said.
He’s become a complete player. Despite being a leadoff hitter, he is also expected to perform in clutch situations. “If we change the batting order, he has the ability to hit 80 runs. He has a low strikeout rate and a good contact rate. Even if he strikes out, he doesn’t die. He’s a more reliable hitter than anyone else right now,” he said.
Only one thing: power is not his role. He’s not ready for the big leagues yet. “He’s a timing hitter, not a (bat) speed hitter. He has good timing. The speed needed for a long hit doesn’t come easily. If you try to create it unnecessarily, you may lose your advantage.” He didn’t mind.
“He has everything but the long ball. He’s a technically superior hitter,” he said in praise of his pupil. LG’s ‘red-hot period’ is not going to end anytime soon.