Kang Baek-ho, who is ranked 32nd in on-base percentage, why is he appointed as the first hitter?

KT Wiz Kang Baek-ho will play as the top hitter for two consecutive games. Manager Lee Kang-cheol showed his intention to appoint Kang Baek-ho as the first hitter for a few more games.

Kang Baek-ho will start as the first right fielder in the match against LG at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 17th. Kang Baek-ho joins Kim Sang-soo as a table setter, and the center batting line is Alford, Park Byeong-ho, and Moon Sang-cheol. Kim Jun-tae, Cho Yong-ho, Park Kyung-soo, and Jang Jun-won will play in the lower batting order.

Kang Baek-ho has a batting average of .266 and an on-base percentage of .350 this season. He has a .419 slugging percentage and a .769 OPS. It is unfamiliar for Kang Baek-ho, who mainly hit the center line and hit the second time, to play as a top hitter.

Regarding the appointment of Kang Baek-ho as the top hitter, coach Lee said, “I look forward to getting on base. He expects to score when a runner is on base in front of the center batting line, but there were many situations without a runner.”

He continued, “I got on base with a walk from behind, so I recently had a lot of chances in the first batting order. He kept getting off beat. So he put everything in front of him.”먹튀검증

With Park Byung-ho returning and Moon Sang-cheol doing well, more players can hit the center line. Director Lee said, “I have Moon Sang-cheol and Jang Seong-woo behind me. With one Byeong-ho coming in, Alford, Moon Sang-cheol, and Jang Seong-woo are the main hitters. Cho Yong-ho and others came from behind, so the first chance goes.”

On the 16th, in the game against LG, in the lower batting order in the 9th inning, the first batter took a chance to score in the 2nd company. Kang Baek-ho hit a timely hit and ran away.

Meanwhile, Alford, who was immediately replaced at the end of the first inning due to back discomfort during the first inning the previous day, will play as the third center fielder this day. 

Director Lee said, “Yesterday in the first inning, I had a bad expression when I hit a double hit in the 1st and 2nd bases. He said he had a bad back while swinging on the second ball. If he had known, he would have even ordered a bunt,” he said with a laugh, “I hit it well in practice earlier.” The outfield line is Cho Yong-ho, Alford, and Kang Baek-ho.

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