Last winter, the hot topic in the foreign market was Samsung outfielder Jose Pirella.
Teams looking for a new foreigner, regardless of you, desperately searched for a ‘player like Pirella’ with one voice.
The 2022 season,메이저놀이터 which was the second year of Pirella. No explanation needed. He performed top-notch performances in all categories except stealing. Kiwoom Lee Jeong-hoo was named the 5th MVP, but Pirella was second in the 5 categories in which Lee took the title.
He won the top scorer with his passionate sprint, and showed off his power with 28 home runs. Since last year, when he overcame plantar fasciitis, he has played a lot in the outfield and improved his defensive contribution.
Impeccable excellence. A foreigner who has a very good work ethic, goes far beyond team harmony, and arouses the fighting spirit of his teammates with his passionate play on the ground. It couldn’t be better. The positive effect on the team is difficult to quantify.
Last winter, the reason why the criterion for finding a new foreign hitter had to be Pirella.
The joys and sorrows of the team that achieved their wish and the team that failed are mixed.
On the 13th, a KBO league match between Samsung and LG was held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu. LG Austin, who fired a solo shot against Lee Sang-min of Samsung in the 7th episode. Daegu
SSG Landers and Kiwoom Heroes match held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 7th. In the top of the 5th inning, Musa Heredia gets a hit. Gocheok
The teams that found the ‘second Pirella’ are the top clubs SSG Landers and LG Twins.
SSG outfielder Guillermo Heredia is the new outside hitter most like Pirella. As of the 15th, he is very active with a high batting average of 3.69, 4 homers and 28 RBIs. 1st in batting, tied for 2nd in RBI.
LG infielder Austin Dean is performing equally well. With a batting average of .351, 4 homers and 28 RBIs. 3rd in batting average, tied for 2nd with Heredia in RBI.
Both players are full of passion like Pirella and are bringing positive energy to the team.
Kiwoom Edison Russell, who returned to the KBO after 3 years, is also making a successful comeback.
3.2 batting average with 4 homers and 32 RBIs. He plays the role of a strong solver in chances enough to run first in RBI. Shortstop is a special performance considering the defensive plus factor.
The 2023 KBO League SSG Landers and Hanwha Eagles match was held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 12th. Hanwha O’Grady. Incheon
On the 7th, a KBO league match between Doosan and LG was held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium. Doosan Rojas is hitting. Jamsil
Not to mention Pirella, there are new foreign players who are below average.
The representative player is Hanwha Brian O’Grady. Batting average in 19 games was 102.05. There is not a single home run that was cited as an advantage. Even in 8 Futures League games, there is no home run. Even in the 2 games he returned from 18 days in the 2nd team, he is 1 hit in 9 at-bats and is not throwing hope.
Doosan Jose Rojas is much more hopeful than O’Grady. Tied for 3rd with 6 homers. However, the sophistication that was considered an advantage is still questionable. The low batting average of 10.6 is not convincing.
The 2023 KBO League match between NC Dinos and KT Wiz was held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 10th. In the top of the 9th inning, NC Martin, who is on 1st and 3rd base, is making a one-run sacrifice fly.
NC Jason Martin, who returned after a month due to flank pain, is a player with extraordinary batting power. However, due to his injury gap, he has yet to adapt 100% to the domestic stage. He has both polar opposite possibilities at the same time. He is a foreign player who needs to be watched with a little more time.