Batting average has long been used as the most basic indicator for evaluating batters in baseball history. Although many indicators have been developed that more accurately represent a batter’s scoring production than batting average, batting average still has great appeal to fans. The batting champion is also selected based on batting average.먹튀검증
However, there are several blind spots. It doesn’t fully explain the value of a hit. Both a single and a home run are the same number of hits. This is complemented by various indicators such as weighted on-base percentage and slugging percentage. However, the task of compensating to the level of the opponent is complicated in many ways. This is because one hit against the best pitcher in the league and one hit against a mediocre pitcher have the same value.
Kim Do-young (20), a special talent that KIA is proud of, is a player whose batting average is difficult to explain everything about. Kim Do-young, a second-year high school graduate this year, is cruising along after overcoming the aftermath of a foot injury sustained in the season opening series. As of the 4th, he has played 48 games this season and is recording a batting average of 0.308, 3 home runs, 25 RBI, 15 stolen bases, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.833. He has basic batting average, and he frequently produces doubles or more extra-base hits.
One more surprising thing is his ability to adapt against high-level pitchers. Young players usually have difficulty competing against top pitchers in the league. Basically, the position is good. Here, there is a special move to attack inexperienced players, and there is plenty of know-how to attack them. This is also related to the fact that young players’ batting averages tend to be erratic. But Kim Do-young is not like that. He is showing strength even against ace-level pitchers.
If you look at Kim Do-young’s record against each opponent this season, you can see that he achieved quite good results against pitchers representing each team. Doosan recorded 1 hit in 3 at-bats against foreign ace Raul Alcantara. One hit was a double. Against Lotte’s native ace Park Se-woong, he hit 2 hits in 2 at-bats, and did not retreat helplessly with 1 hit in 3 at-bats against foreign pitcher Aaron Wilkerson.
He was strong against Samsung’s native ace Won Tae-in with 3 hits in 6 at-bats, and also reported a hit against David Buchanan. He also had a hit against Hanwha Ricardo Sanchez, going 1 hit in 3 at-bats. Against KT’s native ace Go Young-pyo, he had 2 hits in 6 at-bats, and against foreign ace William Cuevas, he had 2 hits in 3 at-bats. I remember hitting a hit against Eric Peddie, a NC foreigner who boasts the ultimate mode this year.
Even though SSG is basically very strong, all of the pitchers representing the team struggled against Kim Do-young. A representative example is that he hit 3 hits in 3 at-bats against Kirk McCarty, the best left-hander in the league this year. Against Gwang-Hyun Kim, he is 2 hits in 5 at-bats, and against Roenis Elias, he is 2 hits in 3 at-bats. Of course, there are ace-level pitchers who have not yet reported a hit, but at this point, you can see that he has not lost much against talented pitchers.
He has good bat speed, and as he has completed the position where he can most naturally use his strength this year, he appears not to be weak at dealing with fast balls. Although his fighting skills are not yet at the level of a veteran, he is showing off sufficient competitiveness for the course he is aiming for. The fact that he performed well against high-level players means that he has good adaptability. It is not unreasonable to expect better grades as you gain experience and improve your weaknesses.
His offensive production also went up. According to the statistics website ‘Statistics’, Kim Do-young’s adjusted scoring production (wRC+) last year was 88.1, which was lower than the league average. However, this year, thanks to the batting average and on-base percentage increasing and the slugging percentage increasing, this figure rose to 136.8. Although he falls short of the regular plate appearances, he is enough to raise expectations that he will be able to easily exceed the league average even if he plays full-time.