Among the candidates for this season’s KBO Rookie of the Year award, Lotte Giants Yoon Dong-hee (20), who stands out the most in batting, is close to entering the regulation at-bat.
Dong-Hee Yoon had 361 at-bats in 93 games this season. At the point where Lotte has played 118 games, it is currently only 4 at-bats short of the required number of at-bats. If he starts in the next five games and takes four at-bats each, he will be able to enter the regulation at-bats.
A .300 hitter who fills the required at-bats is very rare. Moreover, this season, the phenomenon of two-goal-lowers is evident, and there are currently only 12 players across the 10 teams. If Dong-Hee Yoon enters the regulation at-bats, he will be the only Lotte player, so it will be greatly welcomed not only by the individual player but also at the team level.카지노사이트
The key is maintaining batting average. The current season batting average is 0.302, and it is encouraging that the batting cycle is increasing at the end of the regular season. Dong-Hee Yoon’s batting average for the season was briefly below .300 due to the aftermath of only hitting 0.265 (9 hits in 34 at-bats) in 8 games starting against the Gocheok Kiwoom Heroes on the 20th of last month, but his batting average was 0.389 (7 hits in 18 at-bats) in 6 games starting with the Ulsan Samsung Lions on the 5th. The batting cycle was raised again.
Even if he maintains his current grades, he is fully qualified to be a candidate for the Rookie of the Year award. It is rare in the 41-year history of the league for a .300 hitter who filled the regulation number of at-bats to win the Rookie of the Year Award. There are 19 people who have won the batting award in history, but only eight of them. Recent cases are also rare, with the last being Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes, batting average 0.324) six years ago. In particular, Yoon Dong-hee, a second-year pro, only had 13 at-bats in the first team last year, so he meets the stipulated KBO Rookie of the Year Award eligibility requirements (batter, within 5 years excluding the current year, within 60 at-bats).
Much attention is also being paid to whether Yoon Dong-hee will fulfill Lotte’s long-held wish. Showing the quality to play as a starting player in the first team is itself a great achievement for Lotte, but producing a rookie award winner is also something Lotte has been hoping for for a long time. Lotte has not produced a Rookie of the Year Award winner for 30 years since pitcher Yeom Jong-seok in 1992. It is currently the oldest among the 10 clubs.