‘Power Charge’ Park Chan-ho’s first cannon, reduced stolen bases and increased long hits?
Will the number of stolen bases decrease and the number of home runs increase?
KIA Tigers infielder Park Chan-ho (27) hit a home run in an exhibition game for the first time since his debut.
In the 2023 demonstration game against the NC Dinos held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 25th, at the end of the 8th inning, where the loss was dark 2-4, a tie-breaking two-run four was written.
He entered the starting lineup as the 9th shortstop. In the first at-bat in the 3rd inning, NC starter Eric Peddy’s dancing breaking ball struck out on a swing and withdrew. After two outs in the sixth inning, he walked and scored when Kim Do-young’s double hit.
There was also a dizzying moment when I hit my face on the ground while entering Head First Sliding. After the wrist injury, until the day before, it was a hit silence in 7 at-bats in 3 games. The feeling of the game has not yet returned. He also seemed to have poor timing at the plate.
However, in the 8th inning, when lead batter Kim Kyu-seong hit the base with a sand dune, he hit a good shot. Kim Si-hoon’s 142km long fastball was drawn as it was and drew an arch of 110m.
He decorated his first hit in the exhibition game with a home run. It was his first exhibition game home run since his debut.
Upon returning to the first team, Park Chan-ho set a new target for batting this season. As he revealed his will to win the Golden Glove, he showed a will to show a better appearance in batting. 메이저놀이터
Specifically, he set his own task, saying, “I have not reached the league average OPS in hitting.” He showed his will by working diligently to increase his power to increase his hitting.
In particular, he would aim for stealing, saying, “Now the king of stealing is over,” but he also showed his will not to steal for the king of stealing. All of them meant that he wanted to raise both his on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
In this sense, the home run on this day is the first positive signal announcing preparations for the start of the season, and it can also be seen as a message to raise the OPS in the regular league. I wonder how Park Chan-ho’s blow, which has grown in strength, will develop.