The genius hitter we knew is back.
Kang Baek-ho of kt Wiz swallowed regret amid two major injuries last season. He was out just before the season opener with a fractured right big toe and left hamstring pain in early June. 245 with 58 hits, 6 home runs and 29 RBIs in 62 games. His annual salary was also drastically cut to 290 million won.
Kang Baek-ho prepared more than ever. Even on Media Day, Kang Baek-ho said, “Last year, I had a lot of injuries. So this time he was quick to prepare for the season. He diligently prepared for the season and thought a lot about taking better care of his body. Rather than showing something with good grades, I will look at a higher place than fall baseball without injury.”
After going to the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), there was an unfortunate base play, but the blow exploded. He played very well with a batting average of .500 and a 7-hit OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.143.
There was no Kang Baek-ho from his last season. The Kang Baek-ho we knew started to come back. Kang Baek-ho is currently playing in all 10 games played by the team, with a batting average of 0.409, 18 hits, 3 home runs, 9 RBIs, and 12 runs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.015.
He ranks on most offensive metrics. 2nd in slugging percentage, 3rd in batting average, and tied for 5th in most hits, the three categories are listed in the TOP5.
steady Kang Baek-ho has a hit in all games except for the Lotte Giants on the 7th. He continues a 7-game hitting streak from Lotte on the 8th to Hanwha Eagles on the 15th, and has been driving 8 hits in the last 3 games. He only made 6 multi-hit games all season.
The pace of the players who entered the WBC was coming up a little slowly, but Kang Baek-ho was an exception.
Currently, kt is an injured ward. Joo Kwon-Kim Min-soo, Pil Seung-joo, So-Jun So-Jun, and Eom Sang-Baek are missing from the entry. In addition, Bae Jeong-dae, who has played in all games for three consecutive years, was injured right before the season opener, and recently, veteran third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun was shocked by a foul ball he hit and was excluded from the first team entry.
Kang Baek-ho, who was not a big help to the team due to an injury last season, chose to move to the outfield to help the team somehow. Currently, he serves as both the designated hitter and the outfield, and is a great help to the team.토토사이트
If they continue to be active as they are now, kt will also be able to look to a higher place. Kang Baek-ho also said, “This time, the goal is not to fall into the entry. I want to play many games in front of fans. As much as I am preparing hard, I would appreciate it if you would watch over me. I will run to win.”
Will he be able to keep his promise? For now, the genius hitter we knew is returning.