Lotte, the first-year professional baseball team, is continuing its high-altitude march not only in the first team but also in the Futures League.
As of the 6th, the 1st team is running 2nd after the leader SSG Landers with 15 wins and 9 losses (0.625 win rate). It is only 1.5 games away, so a return to the lead is in sight.
The Future Team, led by coach Lee Jong-woon, is truly top-notch. As of the 6th, they are leading the Southern League with 15 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw (0.789 win rate). Kim Min-soo and Seo Dong-wook are joint leaders in home runs in the Southern League.
Coach Larry Sutton was pleased with the Future Team’s progress. In a meeting with reporters after the Sajik Samsung Game was canceled in the rain on the 6th, “I looked closely at the Futures record this afternoon, and both the pitcher and batter are doing their part very well. The team performance is also very good.”
It is also good news that Na Seung-yeop (infielder) and Son Seong-bin (catcher), who are serving in the military at Sangmu, are active. After graduating from Deoksu High School, Na Seung-yeop, who was nominated for the 2nd round of Lotte in 2021, participated in 60 games in his first year of debut, hitting 204 (23 hits in 113 at-bats), 2 homers, 10 RBIs, 16 points and 1 steal, breaking the high wall of the professional stage. I realized.
After his enlistment, he has grown remarkably. In 82 games last year, he recorded a batting average of 30% (86 hits in 287), 7 homers, 64 RBIs, 60 runs, and 1 steal. He is showing off his heightened sense of hitting.
Son Seong-bin, who is scheduled to be discharged in June, is performing in 12 games with 13 hits in 30 at-bats, a batting average of 4.03, 1 home run, 13 RBIs and 6 points.
Director Sutton welcomed the performances of Na Seung-yeop and Son Sung-bin and expressed his gratitude to the managing director. “In my opinion, Sangmu is a special team. Players being able to continue playing baseball in the military is a huge help to their careers. Thanks to the efforts of Sangmu’s coaching staff, the players are noticeably improving. Thank you for teaching me well.”
Also,메이저놀이터 “I saw a lot of players from Sangmu performing well in their clubs after being discharged. I expect Son Seong-bin and Na Seung-yeop to be of great help to the team after returning.”