This is what LG Twins expected.
Unfortunately, they had to let go of catcher Yoo Kang-nam, but seeing the new starter Park Dong-won puts a smile on their face.
When LG recruited Park Dong-won, they expected long hitting power and the ability to stop stealing. Park Dong-won hit a double-digit home run for four consecutive years from 2019 to last year. He also hit 22 home runs in the 2021 season. Although his batting average was not very high, he was a fearsome hitter who could hit a single shot.안전놀이터
Park Dong-won is showing that expectation at the beginning of the season as a reality. As of the 17th, he has a batting average of 2.5 and 3 home runs and 6 RBIs. On the 11th, he hit his first home run in an LG uniform as a solo catcher in the game against the Busan Lotte Giants. He was also the protagonist of the team’s first home run of the season. Park Dong-won hit another solo shot two days later on the 13th against Lotte, and hit his first Jamsil home run against the Doosan Bears on the 16th.
His three homers are tied for second in the overall home run race and by far the first on the team.
In fact, Yoo Kang-nam also had a long hitting ability. From 2017 to 2021, he showed off his long hitting power by hitting double-digit homers for five consecutive years, and in 2018, he showed a high accuracy hit with a batting average of 2.9 and 6. However, Yoo Kang-nam, who hit 19 in 2018, dropped a little with 16 home runs in 2019 and 2020, 11 in 2021, and only 8 last year, and his long hitting power fell.
If Park Dong-won, who has long hitting power, is in the bottom line, of course, the opposing pitcher cannot easily win. If Lee Jae-won, a giant player who has been injured due to injury, returns and is placed in the lower lineup, a powerful lower lineup with Park Dong-won will be created.
It’s not bad in stealing jerseys either. Park Dong-won’s stealing rate is 26.7 li (11 allowed, 4 blocked). Although it is lower than last year’s 305 500, it is a good figure compared to the 1040 300 (12 allowed, 2 judged) that Yoo Kang-nam is recording at Lotte.
Yoo Kang-nam left LG and Park Dong-won took his place, so the two cannot help but be compared this season. If the invisible ego competition stimulates each other, both will be able to achieve good results in the first year of free agency.