This year has been a year of blessing in disguise for Lotte Yoon Dong-hee (20).
Yoon Dong-hee applied to join Sangmu after finishing last season. At Lotte, three people applied, but only Yoon Dong-hee was eliminated from the managing director alone.
After graduating from Yatap High School, Yoon Dong-hee, who wore Lotte’s uniform in the second and third rounds of the 2022 Rookie Draft, played only four games in the first division last year. Since it was difficult to join the first division, he tried to solve the military problem first, but even this did not work properly, so he was heartbroken.
However, being eliminated from Sangmu has been a good thing for Lotte as well as himself this year. 바카라
Yoon Dong-hee, who regained his mind and prepared for the new season, caught the coaching staff’s eyes and was able to open the season in the first division.
Yun Dong-hee, who was called to the first division for the first time on April 23, never went down to the second division and remained in place. And with a batting average of 0.296 with two home runs and 39 RBIs in 100 regular-season games this year, he is now a player who should not be left out of the starting lineup.
As a result of keeping his position steadily, Yoon Dong-hee had a chance to become a Taegeuk mark.
Kiwoom Lee Jung-hoo was dropped from the national team in July due to an ankle injury, leaving one outfielder empty. At that time, several candidates were listed, and Yoon Dong-hee was one of them.
However, Yoon Dong-hee was not very greedy. Regarding the name being mentioned as an alternative member, he used to say, “If I do my part well now, there will be good results.”
And the opportunity came at an unexpected moment. National team coach Ryu Joong-il picked Samsung’s Kim Sung-yoon as Lee Jung-hoo’s replacement and NC’s Kim Young-kyu as Koo Chang-mo’s replacement.
There was another replacement. As KIA Lee Eui-ri was excluded from the national team, the national team, which needed to fill outfielders, pointed to Yoon Dong-hee. As a result, Yoon Dong-hee, who failed to resolve the military issue after being eliminated from Sangmu, became the representative of the Asian Games, allowing him to seek exemption from military service through a gold medal challenge. In this tournament, the Korean national baseball team is aiming for its fourth consecutive victory.
Yoon Dong-hee will continue the same attitude as he did in his team. He once said, “Rather than being greedy about wearing the national team uniform, I think it will come out good if we do what we normally do.” Just as he solidified his place on the team with the same mind this season, he will play the ground with the same mind on the international stage.