The packaging is a luxury product, but the inside is a low-cost brand.”
Song Chan-eui was selected by the LG Twins with the 67th pick in the 7th round of the 2018 2nd draft. He returned after enlisting for his active duty in 2019 and made his name widely known during the 2022 season exhibition game. He recorded 11 hits, 6 home runs, 10 RBIs, 8 runs, a batting average of 0.282 OPS and 1.112, becoming the home run king in exhibition games. However, his first season in the first team was unfortunately finished with 17 hits, 3 homers, 10 RBIs, 8 runs batted in the regular season with a batting average of 0.236 OPS and 0.699.
Song Chan-eui gained experience by joining Geelong Korea in the Australian Professional Baseball League ahead of this season. He performed well on the Australian stage with 33 hits, 7 home runs, 24 RBIs, a batting average of 0.324 OPS and 0.979. However, at the beginning of this season, he is sluggish with 1 hit in 13 at-bats, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored and a batting average of 0.077 OPS 0.404.
Song Chan-eui is scheduled to receive special training in the first team for the time being. When Lee Jae-won returns, he will go down to the 2nd division. Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who met with reporters ahead of the KIA Tigers match on the 28th, said, “I plan to train in the 1st team. If I go to the 2nd team, I have to go to the game, so I can’t train.” I’m going to go up to the 1st team,” he said.
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop judged that Song Chan-eui is a player with great potential, but he still has a lot of room to grow. “Chanui’s packaging seems cool. From the perspective of everyone, the packaging is a luxury item, but inside is a low-cost brand. There are a lot of things to fill in.” We have to fill in the parts that need to be given. It is the most important thing to fill that part this season. I told Chan-ui that only by filling it can he grow into a player who truly becomes a masterpiece.”
First, we plan to fill in the missing parts through training and then apply them in practice. Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “I’m trying to fill the inside through training. I know that he is a player whose hitting potential can explode when it is filled.” The results can come out of it,” he said.
He continued, “The technical side to fight the 1st to 3rd starters is not filled by playing games. The basics in training must be filled to produce results in the game.” Also, when (Moon) Bokyung goes to the army, he needs to be prepared to occupy the third base position. This year is important, but next year and beyond are important to both Chanui and the team 안전놀이터.”