“I feel balanced and see the ball better,” says Jose, who met with a receiving coach and started to open his eyes to the bat.

Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop has assigned a dedicated coach (Lee Young-soo, hitting coach of the Futures) to help foreign-born Jose Rojas regain his batting touch. The results are starting to show. On March 30, he completed a three-hit game against Lotte in Ulsan.

“I need to see more, but I feel that I’m getting better,” said Lee Seung-yeop, who met with reporters before the Pohang Samsung game on April 4. “Hitting can suddenly go up and down. I need to be consistent. I hope I can find my own as I continue to play,” he said.

“He hasn’t been in good shape for more than two months, so we can’t judge him after just a few games, but he’s getting on base, so I think Rojas is finding peace of mind,” he said.

When asked why he entrusted Coach Lee Young-soo with the important task of helping Rojas regain his batting touch, Lee said, “I’ve been with him since spring training and know him well. As a foreign player, if you’re not feeling well, you’re going to think you’re alone and you’re going to be timid. By talking with Coach Lee Young-soo, I expect to regain his psychological stability as well as his technical skills.”

Lee Seung-yeop, who played in Japan for eight years starting in 2004, also knows what it’s like to be a foreign player. “It’s hard to live in a foreign country. When you come to a foreign country, it’s all good when it’s good, but it’s definitely harder when it’s bad. If you have a lot of support around you, you can get out of a slump quickly. Even if you don’t play baseball, if you’re at peace, you’re more likely to rebound. My facial expressions and the way I fight at the plate have definitely improved.”

“I’ve been working with Young-Soo Lee at the Australian camp and in Icheon, and we’ve been talking a lot more about the psychological part than the technical part,” Rojas said. When asked about the improvement in Rojas’s hitting since he became his exclusive coach, Rojas said, “In the end, I think my technique was shaky due to the psychological part, but he talks a lot about that and instills a lot of confidence in me, so it’s helpful.”메이저사이트

For now, her hitting is good. “I feel like I have a lot of balance and I see the ball well,” Rojas said, “and I hope to keep it up and contribute a lot to the team. In Game 5, Rojas went 2-for-2 with a double, three RBIs and a 100 percent fielding percentage in a 5-3 comeback win. If Rojas can get back on track, he’ll have to give Coach Lee a big pat on the back.