Goodwill competition is creating synergy. It is the hope of Busan covered by dark clouds.
There is a player whose batting average goes down when he gets 2 hits in 4 at-bats. Lotte Giants Ahn Kwon-soo (30).
Ahn Kwon-soo is pouring out the pain of playing time, which was not enough in Doosan, with a batting average of 60.47 (11 hits in 17 at-bats, 2 doubles) in this demonstration game.
In the match against the Samsung Lions on the 20th and 21st, he scored 6 hits in 8 at-bats over two days. After the game on the 20th, Ahn Kwon-soo’s batting average soared to 609 04, approaching 70%. However, he went 2-for-4 on the 21st, which put him a little lower.
As the two doubles and three RBIs suggest, Ahn Kwon-su’s ability is not just a ‘quick tick’. He continuously produces sharp bullet hits with an unstoppable full swing. Added to this is the sprint to do one’s best for each hit.
Doosan is a team with a thick outfield. Even if Su-bin Su was sluggish, Kim In-tae and Jo Su-haeng were prioritized. Last season, he took advantage of the opportunities he had managed to seize by taking advantage of the injuries of key players. He proved his worth by appearing in 76 games and 267 plate appearances먹튀검증, recording a batting average of close to 3.0 (2.9 7.).
However, Doosan released Ahn Kwon-soo, considering the situation where he could only play for one more year in the KBO league and the age of 30. Rather than staying on the team and taking chances of other prospects, Ahn Kwon-soo was a careful choice so that he could knock out his life in another team, but it is proof that he was not that indispensable player.
Ahn Kwon-soo’s earnestness shines through at Lotte. At some point, Ahn Kwon-soo went beyond ‘insurance’ and rose to the position of a key player who might be guaranteed a spot in the outfield. It seems highly likely to become Lotte’s ‘discovery of the year’ following last year’s Hwang Seong-bin.
The competition with Ahn Kwon-soo is also creating synergy with Hwang Seong-bin. Ahn Kwon-soo and Hwang Seong-bin have many similarities, from being a left-handed outfielder to having quick feet and an atmosphere maker who heats up dugouts. Therefore, during the camp, it was expected that the two players would compete for the center field position, or Ahn Kwon-soo would be appointed as the right fielder at the end of the game to strengthen the defense.
However, the skill that was revealed through the spring camp is that both players are too wasteful to go down as backups. With the consideration of the outfield defense and firepower of the other line, Ahn Kwon-soo is on the verge of becoming the starting center fielder. It is expected that there will be more games where Ahn Kwon-soo and Hwang Seong-bin stand side by side and Ko Seung-min is appointed as first base instead of right fielder.
Hwang Seong-bin is also working hard to show an upgraded appearance in this year’s karate against the fierce pursuit of young players such as Kim Min-seok and Yoon Dong-hee. In this demonstration game, with a batting average of .429 (9 hits in 21 bats), he is recording 2ㅟ in the team following Ahn Kwon-soo. He succeeded in stealing 4 bases and strongly appeals that he is the best in the team when it comes to running.
It is still a situation where the performance of veterans, including the free agent trio, remains regrettable. As a result, Lotte was pushed to the bottom with 1 win, 1 draw and 6 losses in 8 matches. Ahn Kwon-soo and Hwang Seong-bin are casting a light of hope in the resignation full of dark clouds.