One of Kiwoom Heroes’ signature batsman Lee Jung-hoo’s strengths is his strong mental game.
In a season in the Korean Baseball Organization, a team plays 144 games. That’s six days a week, not including Mondays. Naturally, there will be days when you feel good and days when you don’t play well.
Lee says it’s important to “reset” on those days.
“Even if you don’t hit four, you still have a fifth at-bat, and sometimes that at-bat can decide the game.”메이저놀이터
Lee burst onto the professional scene with the first overall pick in the 2017 draft, winning that year’s Rookie of the Year award. He’s been on a growth curve every year since, most notably last year, when he led the league in batting average, hits, RBIs, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage, and was recognized as the best hitter in the league.
But for Lee, even a colorful past is a “reset target. “Just because I did well last year doesn’t mean I’ll do well this year,” he says. It’s his willingness to push himself to reach new heights, not rest on his laurels, that has made him who he is today.
We’ll be covering the rest of his story on Channel A [OPEN Interview] this evening.