Oh ‘in final year of 4-year contract’

Samsung finished the season with a record of 61 wins, 82 losses, and 1 tie, good for 8th place in the final standings. The pitching staff was the biggest disappointment, as they finished last in team ERA (4.60). After acquiring Kim Jae-yoon, who reached the 30-save plateau for the third consecutive year, the team tried to bolster the bullpen by bringing in Choi Sung-hoon and Yang Hyun in the second round of the draft.

Overshadowed by the mound collapse, the team’s offense also fell short of expectations. The team finished sixth in batting average with a 2.663 batting average, sixth in hits (1290) and eighth in home runs (88).

Unlike the mound, where the team made some outside reinforcements, the offense didn’t get much help. They brought in Jeon Byung-woo in the second round of the draft, 안전놀이터 but it was more of a depth addition, which means the existing players will have to step up.

Among Samsung’s bats, Oh Jae-il is in desperate need of a rebound.

In December 2020, Samsung signed Oh Jae-il to a four-year contract worth up to 5 billion won to strengthen its center field lineup.

In the five years since the opening of Samsung Lions Park in Daegu in 2016, Oh has had a strong season, batting .332 (103-for-33) with 12 home runs, 33 RBIs, and 21 runs scored. Thirsty for a big hitter, Samsung was excited about the prospect of a new fixture in Oh. “He is expected to be a great addition to the team’s batting lineup, which is in dire need of long balls,” said a team official.

After signing, Oh said, “I’m very grateful to the Samsung Lions for valuing me so highly. I am excited to take on a new challenge at Daegu Samsung Lions Park, where I have many good memories. I will do my best to live up to the expectations.”

The signing paid off. In his first year with the club, Oh played in 120 games in 2021, batting .285 (119-for-418) with 25 home runs, 97 RBIs, 64 runs scored and an OPS of .878, helping Daegu Samsung Lions Park reach its first postseason since opening.

Oh played in 135 games last year

Batting .268 (126-for-470) with 21 home runs, 94 RBIs and 57 runs scored. Since September, he’s batted 3-for-29 (93 RBI) with five home runs and 28 RBI, setting the stage for a breakout season.

After two years as a fixer-upper, Oh accepted a less-than-stellar report card this season. In 106 games, he batted just .315 (64-for-315) with 11 home runs, 54 RBIs, and 31 runs scored. Of course, there was the injury bug, 사설 토토사이트 but it didn’t look like the kind of performance that made Oh Jae-il a household name.

After joining Samsung, Oh was hailed as a reliable fixer and mentor to younger hitters. As he enters the final year of his four-year contract, he’ll need to do well to keep both the team and himself smiling. With a bruised ego, this winter is more important than ever.

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