Lee Ho-yeon, an infielder from Lotte, made a strong impression from the first day of the transfer. He is expected to be given many opportunities in the new nest this season.
KT coach Lee Kang-cheol met with reporters ahead of the season 6 game against Doosan in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 21st, and gave Lee Ho-yeon, a ‘trade transfer student’, a passing score for KT’s first game. 토토사이트
Lee Ho-yeon moved from Lotte to KT through a trade with Shim Jae-min on the 19th. And on the 20th, the first day of his joining, he started as a second baseman on the 8th against Doosan in Suwon and recorded 1 hit in 3 at-bats. He was responsible for the team’s belated first hit, hitting a midfielder against Doosan ace Raul Alcantara in the 8th inning, following a fly ball to center fielder in the 2nd inning and a ground ball to the third baseman in the 5th inning, with no runners in the 8th inning. It was the moment that stopped Alcantara’s no-hitter march.
Coach Lee said, “From the first at-bat, the timing seemed good. The second at-bat also looked good for contact. I heard that he originally hit the bat well, but he seems to be able to continue to use it in the future,” he said with a satisfied smile.
Thanks to his strong first impression the day before, Lee Ho-yeon rose two notches to the 6th batting order that day. Position is 3rd baseman. Coach Lee said, “In fact, there are no left-handed hitters among the fielders on our team. Lee Ho-yeon can hit long shots, and it’s okay to hit, so I’m really looking forward to it. I want to keep seeing you In defense, everything is possible except for the shortstop.”