Hitting average of 4 pennies and 3 li shock… Winning catcher with an annual salary of 1 billion → 100 million cut, a comeback is far away

Although the application for FA rights was abandoned and the annual salary was drastically cut, it is far from a comeback. Lee Jae-won (35), who was once a stalwart host of SSG, is hardly recovering.

Lee Jae-won started as the 9th catcher in the season’s first confrontation with KT in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 18th, and was silent with 2 at-bats and 2 strikeouts.

He withdrew helplessly from his first at-bat in the 3rd inning when the match was 0-0. After meeting KT starter Koh Young-pyo and facing a 1B-2S unfavorable count, he swung in the 130km two-seam on the 4th pitch. His second at-bat also struck out. In the 5th inning, trailing 0-4, with no runners on the runners, he struck out on a swing with a 115km changeup from 1B-2S again. Jae-Won Lee ended the game unfortunately after being replaced by pinch hitter Min-Sik Kim in the 7th at-bat when the score was 2-4. 

Lee Jae-won’s season record was 4 p.m. 3 in 9 games (1 hit in 23 at-bats) and 1 point. On the 8th, he reported hits and runs at the same time against Hanwha in Daejeon, but since then, he has been silent for 6 consecutive games, and his batting average, which was 1.67, dropped to 4.3. There are 2 strikeouts and 3 double strikes, but no walks. His .043 slugging percentage and .043 on-base percentage are both unsuitable for a first-team player. Where the heck did it go wrong? 

After leaving Incheon High School, Lee Jae-won beat Ryu Hyun-jin in the 2006 rookie draft and was selected by SK (now SSG) in the first round. Since then, he has grown into a catcher with excellent offense and pitcher lead, and contributed to the team championship with a batting average of 3.29, 134 hits, 17 home runs and 57 RBIs in 130 games in the 2018 season, and signed a 4-year, 6.9 billion won, full-guaranteed free agent contract. did. 

Lee Jae-won failed to live up to the expectation of 6.9 billion won. He played 431 games for four years from 2019 to last year, and submitted a shabby record of a batting average of 2.4, 2.2, 21 homers, 154 RBIs, and an OPS of .651. In the first year of the contract, he performed relatively well with 12 home runs in 139 games with a batting average of 2.5 6.8, but in the 2020 season 80 games batting average 1.8 5 Lee and 2 home runs, 2021 season 107 games batting average .2 8. 3 homers, followed by 105 last year His game batting average was 201. He was sluggish with 4 home runs. His stealing percentage last year was also the lowest in the league at 9.8%. 

Lee Jae-won stood tall as the catcher of the combined championship, including the first wire-to-wire championship in the KBO League in the 2022 season, but he could never laugh. His Korean Series record also went 9 at-bats in 11 at-bats, with no hits. In the end, he decided to stay at SSG without exercising his FA rights, and signed a contract for the 2023 season at 100 million won, a whopping 900 million won cut from the previous 1 billion won. 

Lee Jae-won,토스카지노 who left behind the glory of 6.9 billion won, shouted his utmost pride at the first team spring camp in Florida, USA. However, following the sluggish batting average of 1.1 8 in 10 exhibition matches, his batting average in the 10 quintillion was not enough in the regular season, so he suffered humiliation of falling below 5. His honor has not been restored. When will Lee Jae-won return to the Lee Jae-won we know? SSG club and fans are burning their stomachs due to the sluggish performance that has no end.

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