Kim Hye-seong (24) of Kiwoom Heroes is showing a performance worthy of a player who won the Golden Glove for two consecutive years.
Kiwoom suffered three consecutive losses, losing both the first and second games of the Children’s Day series against SSG Landers, which were played at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 5th and 6th. With a record of 13 wins and 16 losses for the season, it fell to 8th place in the league. The record itself is not bad, but the competitive landscape has become fierce due to the upwardly leveled power.
Kiwoom is struggling with Lee Jung-hoo, the leading hitter, with a batting average of 0.224. Hyung-jong Lee, a free agent (free agent) transfer student, was also excluded from the starting lineup due to poor physical condition. They recently sent pitcher Kim Tae-hoon, the main bullpen player, to the Samsung Lions, and recruited veteran infielder Lee Won-seok to strengthen their offensive power in their vulnerable position (first baseman). This is a testament to the fact that the attack power of the other line is weak.
In this situation, Kim Hye-sung is doing well. In 28 games he participated in, he recorded a batting average of 0.330, an on-base percentage of 0.387, and a slugging percentage of 0.438.
Recently, Lee Jeong-hoo has been playing as the number 1 batter instead of the number 3. Coach Hong Won-ki is motivating Lee Jung-hoo to take even one more at-bat so that he can quickly recover his sense of hitting.
Lee Jeong-hoo’s seat (number 3) was replaced by Kim Hye-seong. He has 1 home run all season, but he is a good slugging player with 7 doubles. He also came out as the fourth batter. It’s not just this season.
Kim Hye-seong also digested the WBC schedule. I was concerned about the deterioration of the sense of practice because I was mainly on substitute business trips. From the first day of her return to her team, Kim Hye-seong digested her exhibition game schedule. In the opening series (against the Hanwha Eagles on April 2-3), he recorded 3 hits in 2 consecutive games, foreshadowing his performance. He has only had six games without a hit all season.
He is also fully demonstrating his main strength, which is his strength. Kim Hye-seong is the king of stolen bases (46) in the 2021 season. He has been named in the top 3 in this category for all three recent seasons (2020-2022). 토토사이트
He has tried 10 times this season and never failed. They are three ahead of Min-jae Shin (LG Twins), Min-woo Park (NC Dinos), and Won-seok Lee (Hanwha Eagles) in the second place group. The success rate stands out more than the number. It seems to be the result of a good analysis of opponent pitching habits and battery ball mix predictions. Due to his fast pace, he has yet to record a double kill.
It is only a matter of time before Lee Jung-hoo recovers his sense of blow. Foreign hitter Edison Russell is showing a good hitting feeling that is hard to wish for. The effect of adding Lee Won-seok, a transfer student, is also evident.
Kim Hye-seong plays the role of a table setter and opens scoring opportunities for the follow-up batting line. In order for Kiwoom to display 100% scoring power, Kim Hye-sung must maintain good condition.