Entering his second year as the hitting mentor for the South Korean ball club Lotte Giants, Ryan Long might want to see his players take a greater amount of control of their own professions in 2021.
The American mentor, who recently worked with hitters in the lower levels for different associations, said Tuesday he will lecture hostility altogether parts of the game.
Addressing journalists Tuesday at Sajik Stadium in Busan during spring preparing, Long refered to the development of the 21-year-old infielder Han Dong-hee as a positive illustration of a player stepping up to the plate.
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Han turned into the Giants’ regular third baseman without precedent for 2020, his third year in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO). He batted .278/.361/.436 with 17 homers and 67 RBIs, all profession highs.
Since a long time ago spouted about Han’s “capacity to drive the ball,” and for him and the wide range of various hitters to continue to gain ground, it’ll be more about planning than about procedure.
On Long’s watch, the Giants made a great hostile turnaround. In 2019, they positioned dead last with 429 strolls and had the second-most strikeouts with 1,085. They were additionally toward the end in on-base in addition to slugging rate (OPS) with .674.
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