SSG Guillermo Heredia, the original hitting king, and Doosan Yang Eui-ji, the hitting king four years ago, returned after recovering from an injury.안전놀이터
All-time hitting king competition. It starts now.
The point at which each team had 34 to 38 games left. There are signs that the micro-competition will intensify.
The leading group is formed by Ja-wook Koo of the Samsung Lions and Ah-seop Son of the NC Dinos.
As of the 28th, Ja-wook Koo is maintaining his position as the leading hitter with a 3/4. Son A-seop is in hot pursuit with 303p8.
Both players will challenge the hitting king for the first time in their lives.
In 2015, when he received the Rookie of the Year award, Koo Ja-wook once ranked 3rd with a batting average of 30.49.
Son Ah-seop was number two on several occasions. The most recent was 2020, when it was Lotte. He swallowed regret as he finished second with 3.5 and 2 ri, behind KIA Choi Hyung-woo (0.354) by 2 ri. This time, I am determined to become the hitting king.
On the 27th, Son A-seop made a big success with 3 hits and 4 points in 4 at-bats against LG in Changwon, aiming to become the No. 1 batting champion. However, on the same day against Kiwoom in Daegu, Ja-wook Koo also maintained the top spot with 3 hits in 4 at-bats and 2 runs.
Son Ah-seop is strong against ramming.
He raised his batting average by having a multi-hit streak with LG and 3 hits → 2 hits → 3 hits throughout the weekend. Seven of the last 10 games with hits were all multi-hits. He drove in 19 hits, 2 per game, in 10 games. In 103 games, only 41 multi-hits.
Ja-wook Koo is not easy either.
36 multi-hits out of 86 games. 15 hits in last 10 games. He had multi-hits on four occasions.
As for the number of at-bats, Son Ah-seop, who is active as a leadoff, has no choice but to have more than Koo Ja-wook, who usually plays number 3. It can be advantageous or it can be disadvantageous.
There is also a group of dragons.
Yang Eui-ji and Heredia returned from their injuries.
Yang Eui-ji, who was on the injured list due to a partial rupture of his side on the 8th, returned from the match against Kiwoom on the 22nd. After his return, he went 6-for-16.
He is fourth in the season batting average with 3.2 6s. The best hitter in Korea who can hit and rise anytime. It is enough to become the dark horse of the hitting king race.
Eui-ji Yang is the only one with experience in the batting title among the candidates. In 2019, when he was in NC, he took first place in batting average with a 35%. There is a last-minute advantage in a numerical battle that requires pace adjustment.
Heredia, who was excluded from the first team entry due to a sprain of the muscle in front of the left thigh (iliopsoas muscle) on the 4th, plans to return to Kiwoom on the 29th.
Heredia, who was originally the No. 1 hitter, was overtaken by Koo Ja-wook and Son Ah-seop, who raised his batting average in the second half of the season after a temporary absence.
If he finishes the season in first place, he will become the third foreign hitter to win the batting title after Hyundai Brumba in 2004 and NC Thames in 2015.