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Jang Jae-young hit his first career home run

Pitcher-turned-hitter Jang Jae-young (22), the first-round draft pick of the KBO’s Kiwoom Heroes, hit his first career home run in just his third game as a hitter.

Jang led off the bottom of the third inning with a 0-2 count and took a cutter from Lotte starter Aaron Wilkerson over the left field fence for a one-run home run. The home run traveled 125 meters (178 kilometers) with a ball speed of 100 miles per hour. The home run came just a month after he was declared a designated hitter and three games into his first season with the first team.

Jang Jae-young was recognized as a pitcher with a fastball in the mid-150 kilometers per hour. However, he never saw the light of day as he struggled with control issues. 바카라사이트 He tore 70 to 80 percent of the ligaments in his right elbow during the season, and instead of undergoing Tommy John surgery, he opted to be designated for assignment last month.

Jae-young Jang had the ability to hit long enough to be the No. 4 hitter for the Korean youth national team in high school.

Jae-young has been playing in the Futures League since last month, where he’s been hitting well. In 19 games, Jae-young had 16 hits in 69 at-bats. He didn’t have a high batting average, but he showed off his long-hitting ability, hitting five of his 16 hits over the fence.

Manager Hong Won-ki congratulated Jang on his debut home run, saying in an interview before the game against the Lotte Giants on March 23, “He obviously has a lot of talent for baseball.” However, Won-ki Hong said, “Jang Jae-young has only played three games. I try to refrain from evaluating him on the field as much as possible. I think it’s not too late to make a judgment after he has played a few more games and gotten some at-bats.”

Kiwoom will move Jang Jae-young from the ninth to the seventh spot in the batting order against Lotte. Manager Hong Won-ki said, 카지노사이트 순위 “So far, I put him in the ninth spot to bat comfortably. He seems to be doing well in terms of concentration at the plate, so I moved him up two spots.”

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