Another 170 kilometers… Big boy in the bunker, against a major leaguer, blasts another major league home run.

He’s a major leaguer when it comes to home runs. LG outfield prospect Lee Jae-won (24) surprised everyone again.

Lee Jae-won started in left field in the starting eight against SSG at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 24 and blasted a cannon from the first at-bat. It was the first home run of the season for SSG starter Roenis Elias (35), 먹튀검증 who was making his KBO debut that day.

After falling behind 0-4 in the first inning to Park Sung-ho, LG had a chance in the bottom of the second when Kim Min-sung drew a walk, and Lee Jae-won’s bat came alive. After seeing the first pitch, Lee took the second pitch, a 146-kilometer-per-hour four-seam fastball, into his zone and pulled it hard.

It was a two-run home run over the left field fence. It was Lee’s third home run of the season. After two self-inflicted errors in the first inning that left the bases loaded and could have cost LG the game, Lee’s home run was a moment of strength.

Lee Jae-won has been hitting a lot of home runs this year. According to Trackman, which provides tracking data for all nine KBO clubs, Lee hit two home runs against KT in Jamsil on May 16, both with bat speeds of more than 170 kilometers per hour.

His first home run in the fifth inning came at a whopping 178.8 km/h and traveled 136 meters. The seventh inning home run traveled 174.8 kilometers. On the 17th, with the bases loaded in the fourth inning, he hit a bullet shot of 181.8 kilometers that just missed the height of center fielder Alford.

Lee Jae-won ⓒKyun Hye-mi Reporter

Lee’s home run on the 24th also showed his power. He hit it at 177.2 kilometers per hour, his second fastest home run of the season, and it traveled 118.3 meters. Amazingly, the launch angle was a whopping 40.9 degrees.

Normally, a good launch angle for a home run is between 20 and 30 degrees. Beyond 35 to 40 degrees, the ball rises too high and it’s hard to get enough distance to clear the fence unless you have a lot of power. Lee had plenty of power, though, and the ball traveled 118.3 mph and landed in the stands in left field.

Even in the major leagues, high-angle home runs over 40 degrees are rare. Even with the same power and bat speed, they often end up in the outfield because they lose distance. Joey Gallo is a prime example of a player who can hit a high angle home run. But Jae-Won Lee has done it. He hit another major league home run today. Elias is a pitcher past his prime, but he still won 22 major league games.