“You have to overcome to become a star.”

Lee Woo-sung, who wore a Doosan Bears uniform in the 2nd round 15th in 2013, stepped on the first team stage in 2016. After that, he joined KIA through a trade in 2019 after passing through NC Dinos. Lee Woo-sung, who mainly played as a backup outfielder, never played more than 85 games in a single season.

But he’s having an unforgettable year this year. In the first half, outfielder Na Seong-beom’s injury gap was completely filled by Lee Woo-seong, a ‘luxurious supporting actor’.

Lee Woo-seong, who rode a good trend with a batting average of 0.292 in April, took on the main role in earnest from May. In 21 games in May, Lee Woo-sung lived up to expectations with a batting average of 0.302, 3 homers, 5 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.857.

He said June was hot too. Lee Woo-sung played in 23 games and had a batting average of 0.318, 1 home run, 15 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.786. Lee Woo-sung, who maintained a pleasant sense of hitting for a month, also wrote 7 multi-hits.

As a result, he finished the first half with a batting average of 0.289, 5 homers, and 24 RBIs in 65 games, with an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.760, and enjoyed the honor of being selected as an All-Star for the first time in his life.

However, Lee Woo-sung’s bat cooled down in July. Even after Na Seong-beom returned, he was consistently named as the main left fielder, but stayed with 2 hits in 18 at-bats. Lee Woo-sung was silent in the last two games of the first half, with no hits, and his batting average in July was only 0.111. In the end, he failed to shoot for a .30 batting average in the first half.

Choi Hyeong-woo, the best member of the team, sympathized with Lee Woo-sung in the first half. Choi Hyung-woo, who left behind a brilliant career, is also a late star.

Choi Hyung-woo laughed at Lee Woo-sung, saying, “He looks similar to me,” and looked back, saying, “(Lee) Woo-seong is a similar case to me. When I was in the army, I wasn’t the starting pitcher right away, but I played as a pinch hitter.”

He continued, “There are players who are good from the beginning, but Wooseong is more attached. He must have put in a lot of effort because opportunities don’t come often. I want to take good care of him,” expressing his affection.스포츠토토

Choi Hyung-woo also gave Lee Woo-sung heartfelt advice. He encouraged, “You’ve done very well so far. Sluggishness is unavoidable, and anyone can lose pace.”

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