“I hope he will do better than Puig” Director Kiwoom believes in Russell’s performance
Can Kiwoom Heroes infielder Addison Russell lead the team’s batting line?
Kiwoom re-recruited Russell as a new foreign hitter this season. Russell joined Kiwoom in June 2020 as a replacement for infielder Taylor Motor. At the time, he recorded 65 games, 2 home runs, 22 runs, and a batting average of 0.254, broke up with Kiwoom, and returned after 3 years.
Afterwards, Russell knocked on the door of the Mexican League while looking for a new team. Russell, who played for Acederos de Monclova, recorded 8 homers batting average of 0.319 OPS 0.900 in 66 games in 2021, and this year, he hit an onslaught with 24 homers batting average of 0.348 OPS 1.120 in 80 games.
Russell, who signed a contract with Kiwoom, said, “I am grateful to the club for giving me the opportunity to return to Heroes. I will learn from the regrets of 2020 and prepare for the spring camp in 2023. I already miss the colleagues and fans I will meet again. I watched through social media the process that Heroes challenged to the Korean Series this season. I will be with my colleagues to win the Korean Series in 2020 and 2022,” he said.
The reason Kiwoom expects Russell’s performance this season is that Russell, who entered mid-season due to self-isolation for two weeks in accordance with the COVID-19 virus prevention guidelines at the time of 2020, was not in the condition to play properly. This year, he joined from the spring camp and bought time to properly prepare for the season. 카지노
On the 29th of last month, Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki said, “I worked out together as head coach in 2020, and I am sure it will be of great help to the team this year. .In 2020, there was an environmental factor called Corona, and it would have been difficult to adapt. If we work together from the beginning, we will be able to adapt.”
Infielder Kim Hye-seong, who will be working with Russell, also revealed, “I’m most looking forward to meeting Russell this year. She has to play with Russell, so I want to talk a lot.”
Russell was a star player who was selected as a National League All-Star player in 2016, the second year after his major league debut in 2015, posting 21 homers, 95 RBIs, a batting average of 0.238, and an OPS of 0.738 in 151 games. Will Kiwoom, who had success last year by bringing in Yasiel Puig, who was called a ‘bad boy’, to see the ‘Russell Effect’ as an infield commander this year?