I’m the home run king

Kim Do-young of the KIA Tigers and Kang Baek-ho of the kt wiz were added to the competition for the home run king, which seemed to be ahead of Choi Jung of the SSG Landers by scoring the most home runs in his career in the KBO league.메이저놀이터

As of Tuesday, Choi Jeong, SSG’s Han Yu-seom, Kim Do-young, Kang Baek-ho, and Hanwha Eagles’ Jonathan Peraza topped the list of five players. Choi Jeong and Han Yu-seom led the pack in the early days of this season.

Choi Jeong-eun, the “Man of Records,” hit his 468th home run in a game against the Lotte Giants in Busan on the 24th of last month, becoming the record holder for most home runs in the KBO league, surpassing Lee Seung-yeop (467th, current manager of the Doosan Bears).

Meanwhile, Han Yu-seom, his teammate, also continued to hit home runs. Han Yu-seom has a batting average of just 0.240. He has 31 hits in 129 times at bat, ranking 57th in batting average category. However, out of 31 hits, he has 11 home runs. He has only seven doubles. If hit right, it would be a long hit.

However, Han Yu-seom was excluded from the primary league entry on Friday due to a thigh muscle injury, leaving him out of the 10-day home run competition. After having a hit in the fourth inning against the NC Dinos on Sunday, Han was replaced after suffering pain in his left groin while running base. In addition, defending home run king Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha) has eight, Chae Eun-seong (Hanwha) has two and Yang Seok-hwan (Doosan) has six, respectively, which were among the top five home runs last year. This pace is not as good as previous years.

Against this backdrop, Kim Do-young, who achieved 10 homers and 10 steals per month for the first time in the KBO League history on the 25th of last month, entered the competition by launching a home run on the 4th. Kim Do-young hit a one-run home run over the left fence on the day by hitting a fastball from Hanwha relief pitcher Kim Bum-soo as the leadoff hitter. Kim Do-young, who recorded his 11th home run of the season, will be close to becoming the home run king, which Kia legend Lee Jong-beom did not record, if this trend continues.

While KIA’s genius hitter is on fire, Kang Baek-ho, who has been sluggish for the past two seasons, is also raising his batting sense. Kang Baek-ho hit a large one-run home run over the right-center fence against Kiwoom Heroes starter Ha Young-min in the third inning when his team was leading 2-1. In particular, considering that he hit 0.245 in 2022, six home runs in 2023, and eight home runs in 2023, Kang Baek-ho’s revival is also welcome as a team.

Sports TV commentator Yang Sang-moon said, “Kim Do-young is hard to see as a power heater, so it will be hard to go up all season, but Kang Baek-ho, Choi Jung, and Han Yu-seom are power heaters, so they are expected to compete for the title all season.”

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