Hanwha foreign hitter Brian O’Grady (30) overcame a cold and returned to the 2nd Division Futures League game. He started his return to the first team.
In the home game against Sangmu in the 2023 KBO Futures League held at Seosan Stadium on the 9th, O’Gredi started as the third hitter and left fielder, recording one hit in four at-bats. O’Grady, who had been recovering from a cold for a while, tasted a pleasant long hit in his first comeback in 9 days since the match against Masan NC on the 30th of last month.
In the first at-bat against Sangmu left-handed starting pitcher Lee Seung-min, O’Grady, who was out on a 6-ball game in the first inning, hit the 2nd pitch in the 3rd inning as the lead batter and hit a double that landed to the right of the right fielder.
However, in the 5th inning, he was dismissed by sidearm Bae Min-seo with a floating ball to center fielder, and in the 7th inning, he hit a double hit against left-hander Kim Taek-hyung from the first base. At the end of a 6-pitch full count game, a ground ball from second base led to a double kill. 메이저놀이터
However, O’Grady, who came to Hanwha with high expectations as a foreign giant, had a batting average of 102.7 (8 hits in 63 at-bats), no home runs, 8 RBIs, 4 walks, 31 strikeouts in 17 games with the first team, an extremely high on-base percentage of .176, slugging percentage of .159, OPS of .335. showed poor hitting. His pioneering plan collapsed with 31 strikeouts in 68 at-bats. Eventually, on the 23rd of last month, he went down to the 2nd group and entered adjustment.
Until this day, he has not shown a clear rebound with a batting average of 20% (5 hits in 25 at-bats), 1 RBI, 5 walks and 6 strikeouts in 7 Futures League games, but he will come up to the first team this week.
As early as the 11th, Hanwha coach Carlos Subero announced plans to call OGrady to the first team against Daejeon Samsung. It seems that there will be a final inspection at Sangmujeon on the 10th.