What will it look like against the second parental home?
The catcher is a position that always inputs and updates the characteristics and strengths and weaknesses of the 10 major hitters and pitchers in the head. Power analysis is also helpful, but how well you know yourself and how you use it is the basis for ball mixing and pitching lead.
Park Dong-won (LG) was particularly strong against pitchers raised by his parents in the 2022 season. He recorded 13 hits in 40 at-bats, a batting average of 0.325, 4 homers and 12 RBIs in 12 games against Kiwoom. He was the so-called ‘tiger of the underworld’ against Kiwoom, such as hitting a decisive home run against Eric Yokishi, who boasted the strongest command recognized by others.
I have to say that I know the characteristics well because I have been working with Kiwoom pitchers for a long time. Of course, Kiwoom pitchers know Park Dong-won well, but they have little experience dealing with Park Dong-won as a hitter. There are so many variables in baseball, such as the condition of the day and the flow of the game. Even so, it is difficult to dismiss Park Dong-won’s great success in the 2022 season as a coincidence.
As a result, Park Dong-won wore a KIA uniform with a ‘6-month rental’. In the 2022-2023 FA market, he signed a 4-year, 6.5 billion won contract with LG. We are going to reunite with coach Yeom Kyung-yeop, who was with us during Nexen days at LG, and collaborate to win the championship that we could not achieve at Nexen. 슬롯사이트
The most important thing is for Park Dong-won to get along well with LG pitchers. But hitting is also important. Of course, I have no choice but to be curious about the results of the second parental KIA match. The batting average of 0.143 in two games during Kiwoom last year is meaningless because the sample is too small. In 2021, when he was also in Kiwoom, he had a batting average of 0.214, 5 homers, and 16 RBIs against KIA.
Park Dong-won spent about six months at KIA and learned everything about KIA players. He would have worked directly with the pitchers and prepared for the game, and would have naturally shared know-how or secrets by engaging with the batters. All of this is data that can be used as a reference or used when Park Dong-won plays against the KIA as the main catcher for LG this season.
If Park Dong-won achieves good results against KIA this season, he is expected to emerge as a true ‘family sniper’. He also needs to see if he will continue his strong run against Kiwoom. These parts come together and lead to personal characteristics. In modern baseball, the catcher’s offense is increasingly important. For Park Dong-won, his value increases as much as he takes advantage of the advantage of being a catcher who can hit 20 homers in Jamsil.
Catchers have made a chain move in the 2022-2023 free agent market. In a similar sense, Yoo Kang-nam (Lotte)’s performance against LG, Yang Eui-ji (Doosan)’s performance against NC, and Park Se-hyeok (NC)’s performance against Doosan are points to watch. For reference, Yang Eui-ji, the best catcher in the KBO League, recorded a batting average of 0.310, 1 home run, 5 RBIs, a batting average of 0.389, 4 home runs, 17 RBIs, a batting average of 0.298, 3 home runs, 8 RBIs, and a batting average of 0.432, 2 home runs, and 14 RBIs against Doosan from 2019 to 2022. Compared to other clubs, the performance against Doosan was not clearly better. However, there was no weakness in Doosan.