“I have to hear that ‘Jeon Jun-woo is still doing well’.”
Four years ago, Jeon Jun-woo (37) got his first free agent (FA) qualification. At that time, Jeon Jun-woo was the best right-handed hitter in the league. In 2019, when he was a free agent season, he recorded a batting average of 3.1, 164 hits, 22 homers, 83 RBIs, and an OPS of .839. A right-handed outfielder with both contact and power was a rarity in the free agent market.
However, the FA market has cooled down. All of them tried to fill the power gap in other ways such as training, trade, and foreigners, and unless they were ‘special A’ players, they did not open their wallets. It is true that Jeon Jun-woo is a class A hitter, but a question mark followed whether he was a popular sale in the market. In the end, prices did not rise in markets where there was no competition. Jeon Jun-woo signed a contract worth 3.4 billion won for 4 years.
In the end, Oh Ji-hwan (remaining at LG for 4 billion won for 4 years) and An Chi-hong (transferring to Lotte for up to 5.6 billion won for 2+2 years), who came out together in the market at the time, became representative players of ‘undervalued sale’ by stamping the price far below the expected price. .
Now, 3 out of 4 years of Jeon Jun-woo’s FA contract have passed. Although it was a rather disappointing contract, Jeon Jun-woo showed his professional attitude. It is not an exaggeration to say that he performed more than his contract amount. During his three seasons, he posted a batting average of . 835 with 492 hits, 44 home runs and 256 RBIs with a . Although his slugging power seems to have declined a bit, he can hit double-digit home runs and has the ability to make precise contact. During this period, the stats WAR (contribution to victory over substitutes) was 11.10 and wRC+ (adjusted scoring production) was 125.7, recording top-level results in the league. He also recorded 120 batting averages, 3.4 runs, 143 hits, 11 home runs, 68 RBIs, and 73 runs in 120 games last season, with an OPS of .795. It was regrettable that he could not play the full-time season due to a calf injury last year. However, during the time he was standing on the ground, Jeon Jun-woo was a hitter who felt fear in the league as well as Lotte.
Jeon Jun-woo, who became a ‘preliminary free agent’ again this year. Forgetting the regret of his last FA contract, he challenges the FA jackpot again. Immediately, the fact that he missed about 20 games due to an injury last year served as an opportunity to pay more attention to his body care. 메이저놀이터
He said, “I played more than 140 games in the previous five years. The average was 142 games. But last year, I missed a lot of games, so I thought a lot about taking care of my body.” But I didn’t lose weight. So this time I only ate chicken breasts, but I lost weight quickly. I felt that my body was a little lighter.”
He is already in his late 30s and is the most senior member of the team. I took care of my body better than anyone else, but now I am more thorough than others. He said, “I’ve been doing a lot of systematic management since I came back from the military. I used to do it moderately, but now I seem to be exercising more.” I think my athletic ability can come out better than in previous years if I do this. Since there are many players who eat or take care of themselves, I thought that the life of the players would increase and my value would not decrease, so I prepared a lot. ” confirmed that it leads to