Two months have passed since the trade between Lee Won-seok (Kiwoom) and Kim Tae-hoon (Samsung). It does not mean much to calculate the profit and loss of the trade at this point. However, if you look at the steps so far, you can feel once again that Kiwoom is a ‘merchant’.
It was April 27th. Kiwoom and Samsung exchanged two people. And Kiwoom brought Samsung’s 2024 rookie draft 3rd round pick. Kiwoom already has the right to pick KIA’s 2024 rookie draft in the second round. In other words, if Lee Won-seok and Kim Tae-hoon’s performances are similar after the transfer, this deal has no choice but to raise Kiwoom’s hand.카지노사이트
Looking at it calmly, the performance of the two after the transfer did not live up to expectations. However, in June, Lee Won-seok is doing his part as his batting pace gradually rises. It started to help the lack of productivity in the corner infield. It is time for Kim Tae-hoon to make a comeback after taking a hiatus due to a back injury and sluggishness, and gradually increase his productivity. In Samsung, where the bullpen is weak, it is possible to escape from the bottom only by producing meaningful results.
According to the baseball statistics site Statties, Lee won-seok played 19 games for Samsung this season, batting average of 0.362 OPS 0.969, 1 home run and 10 RBIs. After he moved to Kiwoom, he has a batting average of 0.240 OPS 0.582, 1 home run and 11 RBIs in 48 games. At the beginning of the season, the hitting pace was very good, and after the transfer to Kiwoom, the feeling of hitting naturally decreased.
But he rebounded in June. He is fine with a batting average of .299 with 6 RBIs and 5 runs scored in 20 games. Last week as well, he finished 26th in the league in batting average during the week with a batting average of 0.304. He batted 0.286 in his last 10 games. Immediately after the trade, he also played third base, but recently he has been playing mostly first base.
Kiwoom has left Edison Russell, a foreign hitter who was very active this season, due to a wrist injury. On the 26th, Kim Hui-jip, who plays as a third baseman and shortstop, was also deleted from the first team. The role that Lee Won-seok has to play in the center of the batting line and the corner infield is important. It is also a card that needs to solve the monotony of the batting line between Lee Jung-hoo and Kim Hye-sung.
Taehoon Kim is not good overall this season. In Kiwoom, he had an average ERA of 5.87 and a WHIP of 1.96 with 1 win and 3 holds over 7.2 innings in 8 games. After moving to Samsung, he is not good with an average ERA of 9.64 with 1 win, 3 losses, 2 saves and 2 holds in 21 games and 18.2 innings. However, according to Stattis, the WHIP slightly improved to 1.82, and the defense-related ERA slightly improved to 4.96 after transferring from 5.96 during Kiwoom.
Kim Tae-Hoon is basically the type who is good at judo with two-seam and forkball. He is an all-weather pitcher who has accumulated many experiences in Kiwoom. He also has selection experience, so he also has the advantage of being able to adapt well to various roles. Unlike Lee Won-seok’s rebound in June, Kim Tae-hoon had a difficult time resting due to a back injury in June.
Such Kim Tae-Hoon appeared one after another in three consecutive expeditions against SSG on the 23rd and 25th. He was fine with 2.1 innings, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts, 2 walks and 1 run in 3 games. However, in June, the average ERA in 8 games was 12.79 and the batting average was 0.333. Looking at the numbers alone, this trade so far should be considered that Kiwoom has done more profitable business.
However, there is an aspect that it is difficult to calculate the success or failure of a trade in a short period of time. It is necessary to watch Lee Won-seok and Kim Tae-hoon’s performance in the second half. In the case of Lee Won-seok, the 2+1 year 2 billion won free agent contract with Samsung ends at the end of this season. As much as he is eligible for free agency again in the 2024-2025 offseason, it is also necessary to watch his performance next year