A long-term race with 144 races is a time of perseverance. It’s up to you how long you wait. Players whose skills have not yet been fully verified do not have much time to endure sluggish performance. On the other hand, players whose skills have been verified have a relatively long wait time even if the sluggishness lasts a little longer.
The 2023 season has now begun. There are quite a few representative players of the KBO league who have fallen into sluggishness from the start. The free agent who was recruited with a large amount of money expecting to play a role is also experiencing mixed feelings.
There are a total of 21 free agents this year (including two Futures free agents). Among them, 13 free agents left the original team and transferred. Are they really doing it right?
First of all, Yang Eui-ji, who visited her parents’ team with the highest amount ever, 15.2 billion won, is making Doosan’s new coach Lee Seung-yeop happy with an activity worthy of the money.
Not only is he performing the best in the team with 6 hits in 13 at-bats (batting average of 0.462) in 5 games, but he is also outstanding in leading young pitchers as a catcher.
In the NC game on the 4th, Kwak Bin pitched perfectly with 2 hits, 10 strikeouts, and no runs in 7 innings, and on the 6th, Kim Dong-ju won his first quality start in his professional debut with 6 innings, 7 hits, 7 strikeouts, no runs. It goes without saying that it is thanks to the skillful leadership.
Chae Eun-seong, who transferred to Hanwha for 9 billion won, is also doing her part as a center hitter. In the opening game against Kiwoom, he went 0-for-5, but in the second game, he started to rebound with 3 hits in 4 at-bats and 3 RBIs. With 7 hits in 17 at-bats (batting average of 0.412) and 7 RBIs in 4 games, the OPS reaches a whopping 1.121.
However, the results of Yoo Gang-nam, Park Dong-won, Park Se-hyuk, and three catchers, who acted as a fuse for the free agent market in the 2023 season, do not seem to be properly integrated into the team yet.
Yoo Kang-nam, who transferred to Lotte for 8 billion won, has 1 hit in 7 at-bats in 3 games (batting average 0.143), and Park Dong-won, who changed his uniform to LG for 6.5 billion won, is 2 hits in 20 at-bats in 5 games (batting average 0.100) and 2 RBIs
. Park Se-hyuk, who went to NC, also has 4 hits in 19 at-bats (0.211 batting average) and 1 RBI. Although he is in charge of a difficult position as a catcher, he has not yet found his place in batting because he is a catcher with his own offensive power. 메이저사이트
Noh Jin-hyeok, who moved to Lotte for 5 billion won, is still at a loss. He is 1-for-11 (batting average of 0.091) with just one RBI. As a shortstop, he is content with doing his part in the infield defense.
In particular, Lotte is aiming for a rebound from the bottom ranks this year by recruiting Yoo Gang-nam, Noh Jin-hyuk, and pitcher Han Hyun-hee for 4 billion won, but so far it has not lived up to expectations. Rather, Ahn Kwon-soo, a 3rd-generation Zainichi Korean who was recruited for an annual salary of 80 million won for a year-limited period, was a leadoff with 4 hits in 13 at-bats (batting average of 0.308) and an on-base percentage of 0.357.
Kim Sang-soo, who is a Samsung franchise star and chose to move to kt for 4 years and 2.9 billion won, a relatively low price (?), went 2 hits in 7 at-bats (0.286 batting average) and 2 RBIs in the opening two consecutive games against LG, and along with Park Kyung-soo, played the defense of the kt infield. With the leading keystone combination, they are still showing off the highest level of rust-free workmanship.
Of course, since you have just started, you don’t have to worry too much about grades, but the longer the slump, the shorter the waiting time. The time for them to rebound is also the time for the teams to exert greater strength.