Samsung Lions pitcher Lee Byung-hun (25) served as a catcher exclusively for foreign pitcher Albert Suarez (35) last year. “Lee and Suarez have been working together on batteries and are continuing to show good performance. I have a particularly comfortable catcher,” manager Park Jin-man said, expressing satisfaction with Lee and Suarez’s performance. Lee received know-how while working with Suarez, who has experience in the Major League. Suarez, who is also a senior baseball player, gave advice to Lee as well.헤라카지노
“I learned a lot while playing with Suarez during the last season. He gave me a lot of advice,” Lee told SportsB News at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on Tuesday. “I am lucky to have what I like as a profession,” said Suarez. “I love baseball so much, and I came to cherish this time as a baseball player even more. I want to play baseball better.”
A graduate of Jemulpogo, Lee joined Samsung as the 32nd overall pick in the second fourth round in the 2019 rookie draft. He played in the first division for the first time in 2022, and posted a batting average of 0.143 (4 hits in 28 times at bat) in 23 games in the 2023 season. Although he did not achieve remarkable results, his experience in the first division has become a valuable asset.
Lee Byung-hun said, “The fact that I was able to experience it gave me a lot of strength. I don’t think I did a good job. Still, I think I have to improve more. In particular, I felt regret in the offense. My position is a catcher, but I am also a batter. This year, I worked hard during the offseason with the idea that I have to show a good performance in batting.”
Even if he couldn’t play in the game, he learned a lot just by watching him in the dugout. Just watching his predecessor Kang Min-ho up close helped him a lot. “There were some games where I started, but I waited more days in the dugout. I learned how to manage the game by watching Kang Min-ho play,” he said.
He was also dispatched to the Australian League this winter. He gained hands-on experience with left-handed pitcher Lee Seung-hyun and right-handed pitcher Park Kwon-hoo. “It was so nice to be dispatched to the Australian League. It was my first time to play baseball in an unfamiliar environment. I learned how to think and train myself by watching players playing in other leagues. I felt happy just playing baseball in the stadium,” Lee said. “Studying in Australia has become a valuable asset.”
Samsung has catcher Kang Min-ho, who represents the Korean baseball, but the replacement of the team’s home turf has become a task that cannot be delayed. Lee Byung-hun is also a candidate for Samsung’s future home turf. Moreover, Lee Byung-hun is also in his sixth year as a member of the team. Now he needs to show his performance,” he said. “I’m more experienced than the team. I’m 26 now. I’m not that old, but I don’t think I’m young. I urgently need to improve my skills.”
“I didn’t set specific goals this season. Instead, I want to show what I practiced all winter. I have practiced batting practice so that I can cope with both fastballs and breaking balls. I will make sure that I don’t have any regrets after the end of the season this year,” Lee said.