“I talked a lot about how I feel this year.”
Is this year really different? Lotte, aiming to advance to fall baseball for the first time in six years, welcomes the new season with more expectations than ever.
Ahn Chi-hong (33), who is leading the team as Lotte’s new captain, is also not hiding his expectations for this season. 스포츠토토
An Chi-hong met with reporters at the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Media Day’ held at Grand Hyatt Seoul, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the 30th and said, “Everyone has prepared well. I think that part will work well because the players who have been verified while running will go as they are,” he said, leaving a message saying that it would be good to look forward to Lotte’s changed appearance.
In fact, Lotte recruited three outside free agents, including Yoo Gang-nam, Noh Jin-hyuk, and Han Hyun-hee, and actively brought in released players such as Ahn Kwon-soo, Kim Sang-soo, Cha Woo-chan, Yoon Myung-jun, and Shin Jeong-rak to expand the team’s strength. In addition, it is evaluated that they have built a more solid power by confirming contract renewals with three foreign players such as Dan Strayley, Charlie Barnes, and Jack Rex early on.
An Chi-Hong, who played an active role as the team’s main hitter last year with a batting average of .284, 14 home runs and 58 RBIs, also fired a home run at the end of the demonstration game, showing a good sense of hitting with a batting average of .348, 1 home run, and 4 RBIs, warming up for the regular season. it’s finished
“I talked a lot about how I feel this year. New players have arrived and the coaching staff has changed a lot, so I think I will be able to show a lot with a new feeling than before,” An Chi-hong said, “I feel confident that I can show a stronger image than anything else. I think I will be able to finish the season well,” he expressed his anticipation.
Interested in whether the ‘promise to win’ that Ahn Chi-hong announced himself will come true. An Chi-hong made a promise to win the championship, saying, “If Lotte wins, we will have a celebration with the fans at Lotte World.” that,” he said. It remains to be seen whether Lotte can create a new wind with the new captain An Chi-hong.