Lotte Giants infielder Park Seung-wook (31) was selected as one of the candidates for the main shortstop competition after last season.
The results of the 2022 season were 100 games, batting average of 202.07 (45 hits in 198 bats), 1 home run and 16 RBIs. OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) 0.590. It is difficult to say that he contributed a lot in the other line, but he did his part in defense. Park Seung-wook, with an annual salary of 30 million won, was evaluated as a ‘player with good value for money’. However, as Lotte recruited Noh Jin-hyeok from the FA market, Park Seung-wook eventually focused on the role of backup.
Park Seung-wook joined the opening roster, but spent most of his time guarding the bench. After playing as a runner in the match against Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 1st, it was ‘closed for 10 days’ until the match against LG Twins in Busan on the 11th. On the 15th, against the Samsung Lions in Daegu, he started for a long time and wielded 3 hits in 4 at-bats, but most of his roles are still limited to runners and defense.
On the 20th, another opportunity to start came at the KIA Tigers match in Busan. Against Adonis Medina, the Lotte bench put second baseman Ahn Chi-hong on standby and gave Park Seung-wook a chance to start. Park Seung-wook gave Lotte a lead again by making a timely hit in the middle right at the end of the 3rd inning when the score was tied 3-3. This timely hit became the final point, and Lotte, who added one more point, was able to decorate the three-week series with a winning series by defeating KIA 5-3. Park Seung-wook said,토토사이트 “I didn’t play at the beginning of the season, but I had experience as a backup in the past, so I think preparing based on that routine led to good results.”
The flow at the beginning of the season is producing good results at every given opportunity. You might feel sorry for spending most of your time on the bench. However, Park Seung-wook promised, “I want to continue to play a role for the team at a time of need like today.” It is Park Seung-wook who is giving strength to Lotte with an ‘unbreakable heart’.