‘Big Boy’ Lee Dae-ho (former Lotte) left a splendid record until last year and retired.
Han Dong-hee is considered as the successor to his success at Lotte. Within Lotte, it is Han Dong-hee, but by widening the range, there are many prospects in Geopo among Lee Dae-ho’s juniors at Gyeongnam High School.
Han Dong-hee also graduated from Gyeongnam High School, and Hanhwa Noh Si-hwan and SSG Jeon Eui-san also graduated from Gyeongnam High School. Jeon Eui-san and Gyeongnam High School classmate Lee Joo-hyung of LG met reporters at LG Champions Park in Icheon on the 17th and boasted Lotte pitcher Choi Jun-yong’s power during an interview. Choi Joon-yong is also a colleague with Lee Joo-hyung and Jeon Ui-san.
While talking about the players who are doing well among the motives for joining, Lee Joo-hyung mentioned Choi Jun-yong and said, “Jun-yong has been good since he was young. He’s always good, so there’s no rivalry. It’s just Junyong wow~, it feels like I’m looking at (Kim) Hyunsoo sunbaenim. Jun-yong is also good at hitting the bat.”
When Lee Joo-hyeong, Jeon Eui-san, and Choi Jun-yong were in the first year of Gyeongnam High School, Han Dong-hee was in the third year and Noh Si-hwan was in the second year. Lee Joo-hyung said, “I was with Dong-hee and Si-hwan, but Jun-yong hit farther than the two brothers. (Gyeongnam High School) If you talk about the three Geopo, Donghee hyung, Shihwan hyung, and Uisan. Junyong hit the furthest. He hit really well,” he said with a laugh. 스포츠토토
In free batting, Choi Jun-yong’s long hitting power seems to have been great. There is no official record of Choi Jun-yong playing as a hitter in high school. In his senior year of high school, he went 2-1 in 7 games with an ERA of 2.08, and in 23 games in his high school career, he went 7-1 with an ERA of 1.66. He threw 65 innings, giving up 36 hits, 1 home run, 30 walks and 89 strikeouts.
In his senior year at Gyeongnam High School, Lee Joo-hyung recorded a batting average of .421 (24 hits in 57 at-bats), 1 home run, 12 stolen bases, .596 slugging percentage, and 1.137 OPS in 16 games. He was a 5-tool player with good airplay. Jeon Eui-san was a giant with a batting average of .433 (29 hits in 67 bats), 5 home runs, 32 RBIs, 25 runs, a slugging percentage of .776, and an OPS of 1.320 in 20 games.
Han Dong-hee joined the Lotte 1st nomination in 2018, and Roh Si-hwan joined the Hanwha 2nd 1st round (3rd overall) in 2019. In 2020, Choi Jun-yong joined the Lotte 1st round, Jeon Eui-san joined the SSG 2nd 1st round (10th overall), and Lee Joo-hyung LG 2nd 2nd round (13th overall).
Choi Jun-yong, who turned pro, recorded an average ERA of 4.85 in 31 matches, 2 losses and 8 holds in the first year of his debut in 2020, and in the second year, he recorded an average ERA of 2.85 in 44 matches, 4 wins, 2 losses, 1 save and 20 holds, and took second place in the Rookie of the Year vote. . Last year, when finisher Kim Won-joong was injured, he served as a closer, recording 3 wins, 4 losses, 14 saves and 6 holds with an ERA of 4.06 in 68 games.
Lee Joo-hyung, who is about to be discharged, met his friend Jeon Eui-san during winter vacation. Eui-san Jeon debuted in the first team last year and recorded a batting average of .249 in 77 games (60 hits in 241 bats), 13 homers, 45 RBIs, 36 points, a slugging percentage of .481, and an OPS of .797. 1 hit in 3 at-bats in 3 games in the Korean Series.
Lee Joo-hyung said, “Uisan’s body got bigger compared to when he was in high school. He says he’s muscular, but when I saw him, he looked like flesh,” laughing and saying, “Since he hit 13 home runs and won championships in the first team, I asked a lot of questions. I came to the pro and couldn’t play in front of a crowd, so I was curious about that too… ” he said.
Lee Joo-hyung had a batting average of 3.56 (31 hits in 87 at-bats), 4 homers, 22 RBIs, 23 walks and 11 strikeouts in the 2nd group in 2020. Even in 2021, he had a batting average of 3.3 in the second team, and then enlisted in active duty in September. When he is discharged on the 22nd, he will join the 2nd Army Rehabilitation Camp and start building his body step by step.