February is the month when hymns of hope resound. The 10 professional baseball teams that entered the spring camp began strengthening their strengths, supplementing their weaknesses, and strengthening their strength. Athletes also embark on a new start with the dream of Poongwoon.
KT Wiz challenges recapture the top. He won the combined championship in the 2021 season, but last season (2022) lost in the semi-playoff (PO) against Kiwoom Heroes after falling to 4th place in the regular season. Both the two and the other were injured and could not operate 100% of their power.
The experience and confidence accumulated in the last three years (2020-2022) in the postseason (PS) are the biggest assets of KT players. If the best scenario for each position works, KT can once again have the power to aim for the top of the league.
The key offensive player is Baek-ho Kang, the leading hitter. He suffered two injuries last season and only played 62 games. He only had a batting average of 0.245. His annual salary this year is 290 million won, a 260 million won cut.
Kang Baek-ho showed his will to recover by losing weight throughout the winter. Even before leaving for spring camp on the 31st of last month, he raised his voice, saying, “I will show that salary is not everything.” Even if Kang Baek-ho recorded only 20 home runs in the average batting average (0.317) recorded during his 5 career seasons (2018-2022), he could create a synergistic effect with hitter Park Byeong-ho. Including proven foreign hitter Anthony Alford, KT can have firepower in the center of the line that is not pushed by any team.
Another beast in dire need of action is veteran infielder Park Kyung-soo. He, who was the best player (MVP) in the Korean Series (KS) in 2021, suffered a sharp drop in his skills last year when he was 39 years old at our age, and his batting average was only 10% (0.120). As the team leader and the core of the infield defense, he needs to go on the field often to improve team fighting and offense.
There is also a variable in the home power. Seong-Woo Jang, the ‘main catcher’ with back pain, seems difficult to block more than 800 innings (based on a single season) in the home room. 카지노 Last year, he often appeared as the designated hitter (DH) and arranged his stamina, but if Kang Baek-ho and Park Byeong-ho play together in good health, it is inefficient to leave DH to Jang Seong-woo.
For KT coach Lee Kang-cheol to give Jang Seong-woo a break without worrying about gaps in the offense and defense, the role of ‘backup catcher’ Kim Jun-tae is important. If the team’s performance is poor while he is defending the home, the burden on Jang Seong-woo will inevitably increase. Kim Jun-tae recorded a batting average of 0.273 and a slugging percentage of 0.403 last season, showing a good appearance in offense, but in defense, he recorded 7 foils, the most among league catchers.
Kim Jun-tae receives an annual salary of 100 million won (100 million won) for the first time in his debut in 2023. He was recognized for his contribution to the team. 카지노 If he shows better defense than before, Jang Seong-woo can play the season while maintaining good condition.
His mound is solid compared to other lines. There is the national team duo Koh Young-pyo and Sohn Joon-jun, and the 2022 season odds king (0.846) Eom Sang-baek has also grown. If the exclusion of the existing ‘three starters’ shakes off the sluggishness last season, a six-person rotation can also be operated. The variable is the new foreign player Bo Schulser’s adaptation to the KBO League. For the bullpen, the growth of Park Young-hyeon, a ‘preliminary closer’ who is entering his second year, and Lee Chae-ho, who transferred last season and was recognized as a ‘good luck’, are expected to influence the reinforcement of their strength.