The NC Dinos are looking for a new second hitter this year. Director Kang In-kwon’s new second candidate is Park Se-hyeok. Park Se-hyeok is preparing for the season with a one-day start and one-day rest schedule after the start of the demonstration game.
However, Park Se-hyeok’s batting average last year remained at 0.248. It is better than 0.219 in 2021, when there was a major injury, but it is still lower than the end of the 2010s, when it was in full swing. Why did NC, which is considered an open team in data baseball, place Park Se-hyuk, who had a batting average of 0.248 last year, in the important second batting order? There is a reason for this in the words that director Kang In-kwon casually left.
Coach Kang In-kwon said about the reason for pushing Park Se-hyuk as the second hitter from the spring camp on the 12th, the day before the opening of the demonstration game, “Left-handed batters have an advantage as the second hitter. I need to be able to do it. I want to see what kind of play Park Se-hyuk is playing.”
There is a hint in the ‘pulled batted ball’. Park Se-hyeok is a player who achieved good results when he was hit. He posted a batting average of 0.279 in 2019, which was his first year as a regular starter and a career high season, and at this time, the batting average for the pulled batting average was 0.318, higher than the batting average of 0.280 for the pushed batting. In addition, in 2018, which showed the possibility of leaping to the starting lineup, he recorded a batting average of 0.424 when he was pulled and 0.359 when he was pushed.
Even last year, which he himself said was an unsatisfactory season, the batting average when he was pulled was 0.348, much higher than the 0.198 when he was pushed. The difference is that in 2019, the percentage of hitting balls to the right of the ground was higher than last year.
It is not a familiar position for Park Se-hyeok.먹튀검증 He has made just three at-bat appearances over the past three years as a two-hitter. However, Park Se-hyeok said, “The team sees me as valuable, and if they need me for a position, I think I have to adapt to it. I’ll do my best to show what I’ve prepared for any position. I don’t feel burdened because I’m in an unfamiliar batting order.” revealed
The fact that he is given an important position in the new team is also a positive stimulus for Park Se-hyuk. He said, “I am grateful just for giving me a batting order where I can have greater responsibility. I will repay you as much as I am grateful.”