Overcame, overcame, and overcame. There were not a few players who started better than Lee Jeong-hoo, but it was Lee Jeong-hoo who kept the top until the end. Having spent a year where the phrase ‘a hitter with no weaknesses’ doesn’t feel like a mere rhetoric, he won 5 personal titles and MVP, making this year Lee Jung-hoo’s year.
24-year-old Lee Jung-hoo, who joined the KBO League for 6 years, showed what a perfect hitter is. He topped the batting average (0.349), on-base percentage (0.421), and slugging percentage (0.575), with hits (193) and runs batted in (113). With his 5 personal titles as a stepping stone, he built a tower with trophies, including the first MVP in his debut, Golden Glove, various media outlets, and professional baseball OB awards.
Lee Jung-hoo’s blow reached the realm of nonsense. He added his slugging power, which was previously considered a weakness, but did not lose any of his strengths. 안전놀이터
His incredible contact skills have already proven in his rookie year. Here, with a home run career high season, he showed off his long hitting power and exceeded his limits. Lee Jung-hoo, who had only one double-digit home run season in the past five years in 2020 (15), but this year, he also had a long hitting power and ranked 5th in this category with 23 homers.
His 193 hits, the highest in the league, clearly means that he actively hit the bat, but his strikeouts are few. Even though the KBO league made the strike zone wider than in previous years with the expression ‘normalization’ from this year, Lee Jung-hoo did not waver. It is even the record for the fewest strikeouts in a season since his debut. A phenomenon in which home runs increased and strikeouts decreased occurred to Lee Jung-hoo.