Doosan Bears Jose Rojas (30) wielded a strong blow, raising expectations for the regular season.
Lohas started as the second left fielder in the demonstration game against Kiwoom Heroes of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 28th and recorded 2 hits and 1 walk in 3 at-bats.
Lohas, who scored the first hit in the game in the first inning with one out, created a hit in the second out and first base where Doosan faced off 1-1, laying the foundation for a successful reversal by taking advantage of Kiwoom’s mistake. In the seventh inning, he picked off a walk and made it a three-on-base game. Thanks to Rojas’ performance, Doosan won 2-1 and decorated the last demonstration game with two victories in a row.
Doosan, where Jose Fernandez played an active role as a foreign hitter from 2019 to last year, decided to replace the foreign hitter when Fernandez was sluggish last season with a batting average of 3.9 li (157 hits in 508 bats), 6 homers, 77 RBIs, and OPS .752 in 139 games last season.
The new hitter is Jose Rojas. He is a utility player with a batting average of 1.8% (42 hits in 224 at-bats), 6 homers, 16 RBIs, and an OPS of .584 in 83 major league games. Because Fernandez showed such an outstanding figure in batting, the level of fans’ eyes toward Lojas has also risen a lot. However, in the demonstration game, Lojas showed an activity that matched the expectations of the fans. In 11 games, he had a batting average of 40.00 (12 hits in 30 at-bats), 1 home run and 5 RBIs.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop said in an interview before the game that day, “In fact, it was unclear how well new foreign players would adapt to Korean baseball because they only received data and watched videos. However, he is confident that he is a player who can hit well while playing exhibition games. He is a very attractive player and I think it is the biggest income in the demonstration game,” he said, welcoming Rojas’ performance.메이저놀이터
Coach Lee Seung-yeop, who said, “I think his contact ability is really good,” said, “I don’t evaluate batters by home runs. In a game, is there a high probability of hitting the center of the bat, called the sweet spot?, even when caught in a bum hit, whether the first ball is hit without hesitation and breaks the pulse, and whether the next at-bat is expected to be a bum hit. I hardly saw it,” he praised Rojas’ batting ability.