The KIA Tigers showed off their sharp claws last season. Who will be the right person to take the center of the attack with Na Seong-beom (34) and Socrates Brito (31) this year?
Last year, the KIA Tigers took 5th place and took the postseason stage for the first time in three years. The driving force was a sharp blow. He took first place overall in team batting average (0.272) and OPS (0.747), and took second place in RBIs (677 RBIs), showing off the majesty of the batting line.
At the center were Na Seong-beom and Socrates Brito, the ‘nuclei of the attack’. Na Seong-beom played in all 144 games and recorded a batting average of 0.320, 21 homers, 97 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.910, leaving a brilliant report card in the first year of transfer. Na Seong-beom, who was recognized for his outstanding performance, was honored to win the Golden Glove for the first time in 7 years.
Socrates, who spent his first season in the KBO League, had a batting average of 0.311, 17 home runs, 77 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases in 127 games, and an OPS of 0.848. If it hadn’t been for the fractured nose he sustained midway through the season, he would have had a more formidable record. Socrates goes with KIA this year as well. He signed a new contract for a total of 1.1 million dollars (500,000 annual salary, 300,000 down payment, 300,000 dollars in options). 먹튀검증
Last year, Na Seong-beom stood at the most bats in the batting order 3 times and Socrates 5 times. Na Seong-beom and Socrates did their part, but KIA had trouble with the 4th batting order. Hwang Dae-in, the 4th hitter who had played a big role with 8 home runs and 44 RBIs until May, showed ups and downs from June (batting average 0.205) and went down to the 7th batting order after 5th.