The batting line exploded like an active volcano, but I had to be satisfied with one hit. He was unusual given his season batting average of 0.330. However, his value cannot be determined solely by the bat.
KIA infielder Ryu Ji-hyuk had 106 at-bats, 35 hits, a batting average of 0.330, 10 RBIs, 12 runs, 3 steals, an OPS of 0.773, and a scoring batting average of 0.321. In particular, batting average is 6th in the league. He is also in good shape with 0.333 in the last 10 games. From some time ago, he has been a built-in leadoff and third baseman.
It could have been rather unfair that such Ryu Ji-hyeok had only one hit in the game on the 19th. This is because the KIA lineup scored 10 points with 17 hits that day. In particular, he showed off his cohesiveness by scoring 8 points with 9 hits in the first inning alone against Kiwoom starter Eric Yokishi.
However, it is impossible to hit more than 2 hits every day even if you are Ryu Ji-hyeok of the world. He doesn’t boast the best contact, defense, and speed in the league, but he is a player with enough talent to belong to the top of all leagues. He is also a player who can play all infield positions. He is a player with a wide range of uses and great value.
In that regard, Ryu Ji-hyeok’s defensive cohesiveness stood out that day. In the top of the 5th inning, KIA led 8-1. Kiwoom’s lead hitter is right-handed hitter Park Chan-hyeok. In that he is a right-handed hitter and knows how to hit with power, he is the type that a third baseman should be nervous about. However, Park Chan-hyeok failed to properly hit the 151km fastball of KIA starting pitcher Eui-ri Lee. The hit ball rolled slowly toward Ryu Ji-hyeok. It was not a ball that was likely to go out of the fair line.
Ryu Ji-hyeok quickly dashed forward, cleared the ball, and then made a running throw. This is because it was difficult for him to step back and throw after kicking the batted ball. Although the accuracy may be reduced because he throws the ball with the same running posture, Ryu Ji-hyeok calmly raised an outcount. In fact, it was more difficult to kick a slow batted ball that was missed.메이저사이트
Ryu Ji-hyeok subverts expectations and protects KIA’s hot corner. This is because Kim Do-young, who was in his second year, was preparing to become a full-time third baseman. Kim Do-young left due to injury after two games after the opening, and Ryu Ji-hyeok is having a great turnaround time. Anyway, even if Kim Do-young comes back from rehabilitation next month or in the second half of the year and takes over as third baseman, Ryu Ji-hyeok proves that there is no reason for his time to be reduced. He showed the competitiveness of a full-time third baseman.
If Kim Do-young doesn’t perform well after returning, Ryu Ji-hyeok can always play as third baseman. There is no law saying that a picture of Kim Do-young and Ryu Ji-hyeok coexisting at 3rd and 1st base should not come out. This is because the synergy between Hwang Dae-in and Byeon Woo-hyuk is not as good as expected. Of course, KIA can never rule out Hwang Dae-in and Byun Woo-hyuk in the long run.
So, when Kim Do-young returns, director Kim Jong-kook’s method of using Ryu Ji-hyuk is expected to draw great attention. He is the 6th-ranked hitter in the league and is an infielder with both offensive and defensive capabilities. If such a player’s playing time is reduced, he may feel unfair as the person concerned.