Kim Hye-sung is Cruising Toward Becoming the First Hit Champion Since her Debut… The Batting King is a ‘Three-Way Match’
Hanwha Noh Si-hwan aims for triple crown by ranking first in home runs, RBI, and slugging percentage
Watching the performance of Kiwoom Heroes starting second baseman Kim Hye-seong (24), one can confirm the truth that even in the wasteland, there are flowers that open and close their buds.
With only 14 games remaining in the regular season, his team, Kiwoom Heroes, is at the bottom of the league, 4 games behind the 9th place Samsung Lions, but Kim Hye-seong does not hide his value.
Kim Hye-seong, who played in 129 of the 130 games the team played, ranks in the top five in the league with a batting average of 0.324 (5th), 169 hits (1st), 92 runs (2nd), and 23 stolen bases (tied for 4th). perform actively.
Although there have been fewer stolen base attempts compared to previous years to manage her stamina, she instead shows off her presence to the fullest in her offense.
In particular, her most hits are ranked 1st, well ahead of 2nd place Son Ah-seop (NC Dinos, 151 hits), so she is likely to be the first ‘hit king’ since her debut. 온라인카지노사이트
Kim Hye-seong’s personal most hits in a season is 170 hits in 2021.
Now just two more hits from her and she could be pushing her limits.
His only title was the stolen base king with 46 stolen bases in 2021, and he has now become a top player in the league with the bat.
KBO Golden Glove
Kim Hye-seong, who won the KBO Golden Glove as a shortstop in 2021 and a second baseman in 2022, is likely to win the award for the third consecutive year.
Kim Hye-seong, who went through a brief adjustment period with a batting average of 0.157 (3 hits in 19 at-bats) in the first five games played in September, picked up the pace by hitting a batting average of 0.500 (9 hits in 18 at-bats) in the last four games.
In the match against Hanwha in Gocheok on the 8th, he set a record for the most hits by an individual in a single game with 5 hits in 6 at-bats and a home run.
His score is 2nd, 2 short of league leader Hong Chang-ki (LG Twins, 94), but it is expected to be difficult to turn it around in the remaining games.
This is because LG’s team batting lineup is a bit stronger, and LG has 26 games left and Kiwoom has 14 games left.
If Kim Hye-sung shows an overwhelming figure in terms of most hits, the competition for batting title will be a three-way battle.
Guillermo Heredia (SSG Landers) is in first place with a batting average of 0.344, followed by Son A-seop (0.338) and Hong Chang-gi (0.336).
Since Heredia missed nearly a month due to an injury, he has nearly 100 fewer at-bats compared to Son A-seop and Hong Chang-gi, so his batting average is bound to fluctuate significantly depending on the results of the remaining games.
Even though Heredia went silent with no hits in 6 at-bats in the game against KT Wiz on the 9th, his batting average in the last 10 games reached 0.432, and Hong Chang-gi also hit 0.450 in the last 10 games.
Son Ah-seop, who is entering his second prime this year, has steady performance without ups and downs, including 0.326 in June, 0.327 in July, 0.337 in August, and 0.338 in September.
In the home run category, Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha Eagles) continues to lead with 30, while Choi Jeong (SSG) trails with 25.
Noh Si-hwan leads the league in RBIs (94) and slugging percentage (0.558), and although he is not included in the official KBO awards, he also leads the league in OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) with 0.947.