“It’s as coach Lee Seung-yeop said. He has a good eye for the ball.”

It seems that another filial foreign hitter has appeared in the Doosan Bears. Jose Rojas (30) is raising expectations by showing off his excellent contact skills in demonstration games.

On the 21st, Lohas started as the designated hitter in the demonstration game against kt Wiz in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Suwon kt Wiz Park and played an active role with 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 1 point in 4 at-bats. Doosan had to settle for a 5-5 draw as the bullpen collapsed in the 7th inning, but Rojas’ strike was clearly impressive.토토사이트

Prior to the game, Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop positively watched Lohas’ performance in the demonstration game. He went 3-for-14 over the preceding five games, notably that all three hits were doubles. Although he had a small sample, he also had a high .273 batting average and .429 on-base percentage.

Director Lee said, “I’m not the type to get struck out by an absurd ball. I felt while watching the video that he was a hitter who could push and pull. In fact, I had a small injury during spring camp, so I couldn’t train much, but I saw it in the actual game (exhibition game). As expected, he was a good player.”

He added, “He has good swing speed, and I think he is competitive enough in the KBO league. He will be able to play well,” showing expectations.

Rojas delivered an outstanding blow as if to revive the spirit of the command tower who had praised him prior to the match.

SBS Sports commentator Kim Tae-hyeong praised Lohas after watching his hitting. Commissioner Kim said, “It’s as coach Lee Seung-yeop said. Gongbo has good eyes and seems to have good contact skills,” showing expectations for LOHAS.

When Rojas opened the water, a follow-up hit broke out. In the ensuing 2 out 2 base, Kang Seung-ho hit a timely double that went to the right side of the right fielder and overturned the score 2-1. Doosan solidified its winning streak by scoring a large number of 3 points in the beginning of the 4th inning, but Lohas continued the offensive trend by hitting the right hand at the right time in a 4-1 run with the bases loaded.

Ahead of this season, Doosan made a big decision to break up with Jose Miguel Fernandez (35), who played an active role as a “filial son” foreign hitter for the past four seasons. Fernandez won the most hits for two consecutive years with 197 hits in 2019 and 199 hits in 2020, quenching Doosan’s thirst for foreign hitters, but he always left regrets with his long hitting power. In 2021, the number of hits also decreased to 170, and last year, with only 157 hits and 6 homers, he had no choice but to catch the strand with a replacement.

Coach Lee introduced Rojas as “an upgraded version of Fernandez” when Doosan acquired Rojas for $1 million. Similar to Fernandez, he was a good contact hitter, but that meant he had much better power. So far, Lohas has produced results that match the expectations of director Lee, and is proving the value of investment by receiving evaluations.

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