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Release → Test → Join Lotte… A 60% hitter who doesn’t hesitate to back up, Altoran is a housekeeper

Lotte Giants infielder Park Seung-wook (31)’s timely hit like Altoran led the team to the winning series. 

In the match against the KIA Tigers held at Sajik Stadium on the 20th, Park Seung-wook started as second baseman at No. 7 and recorded 1 hit and 1 RBI in 2 at-bats and was replaced by An Chi-hong at the end of the 6th inning.

However, one hit and one RBI were intense. Lotte, who had a 3-0 lead with Jack Rex and Han Dong-hee’s two home runs, allowed a 3-3 tie in the top of the 4th inning thanks to starter Dan Straley’s hunting. 

The innings at the bottom of the 4th inning were important, but Lotte took the opportunity right away and Park Seung-wook came out as a solver. After one out, Rex’s walk and Roh Jin-hyeok’s right-handed hit gave Park Seung-wook a chance to get 2 out and 1st and 3rd base. Park Seung-wook accurately hit KIA starter Adonis Medina’s two-seam on a low course of 147 km with 1 ball and 1 strike, leading to a timely hit in the middle game. He was a timely hit to go back to leading 4-3 and was left with the winning shot as he won 5-3. 

It is Park Seung-wook who came out as a sniper to attack Medina, which was weak against left-handed hitters. He accurately grasped the intentions of the bench and stepped back after fulfilling his role. He appeared in eight games this year as a backup infielder. He mainly stepped on the ground with a large fielding, and he first entered the plate only in the match against Samsung on the 14th. However, despite his limited at-bat opportunities, he shows off a high-quality bat with a batting average of 60% (6 hits in 10 at-bats).

Park Seung-wook, who was nominated in the 3rd overall by SK in 2012, gathered expectations as an infield prospect. However, he was traded to KT without growing. It was not easy for him to settle down at KT as well. In 2021, I finally received a release notice. After being released, Park Seung-wook was called by Lotte. He received a test in the educational league where promising players play, strengthened his will to extend his active service, and wore a Lotte uniform.

Last year, Park Seung-wook went back and forth between second base and shortstop, and at the end of the season, Park Seung-wook was often the starting shortstop. In 100 games, he batted 2.2 7 Lee (45 hits in 198 at-bats), 1 home run, 16 RBIs, 29 runs scored and 8 stolen bases. His performance was not great, but he played the role Lotte expected.

This year,스포츠토토 as Noh Jin-hyeok was recruited as shortstop, he was relegated to a complete backup infielder. However, he is fulfilling his role as a housekeeper who does not mind backing up. He developed into the team’s indispensable first-choice backup infielder, capable of both second base and shortstop. 

After hitting the final match against KIA, Park Seung-wook said, “I had few appearances 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.” I want to do it in the future,” he said, reaffirming his determination to devote himself to the team. 


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