NC’s biggest weakness this season is third base. Since last season, third base resource leakage has followed one after another. 온라인카지노Third baseman Noh Jin-hyuk moved to Lotte as a free agent, and backup Park Joon-young left the team as a free agent compensation player for catcher Park Se-hyuk from Doosan. Last season, Noh Jin-hyeok was responsible for 465.1 innings at third base. Park Joon-young’s third base defense innings also reached 369.1 innings. A total of 834.2 innings, the third base resource, which had been in charge of approximately 93 games, disappeared at once. It is not irrelevant to this situation that Park Seok-min (38), who had been virtually closed for the past two years due to a wave of violation of the Corona 19 quarantine rules, was called by director Kang In-kwon.
The best case scenario is, of course, the resurrection of Park Seok-min. In 2020, Park Seok-min appeared in 123 games, batting average of 0.306, OPS of 0.902, and 14 homers, leaving results close to his heyday. He also won the title with an on-base percentage of 0.436. He hasn’t had a bad 2021 either. He posted an OPS of .841 in 59 games before ending the season due to quarantine violations. If Seok-min Park can achieve similar results this season, NC’s worries about third base will be naturally resolved.
However, the risk is too great to only look at Park Seok-min, who has entered the twilight of his career. It is not easy to gauge how quickly he will be able to raise his sense of first-team play, which he lost while wasting time on 75 business trips in the last two seasons. Previously, coach Kang revealed his intention to use Park Seok-min moderately, saying, “I thought that if his performance was poor in the first two months, I would not be able to keep up. In April and May, he wants to go 52 games in top condition,” he said. If Park Seok-min does not quickly get back on track at the beginning of the season, coach Kang’s plan will also go awry.
You need insurance. Among the remaining resources, Do Tae-hoon (30) and Seo Ho-cheol (27) are candidates. Do Tae-hoon joined the team in 2016 as a foster player. In his last six years, he has appeared in 242 games between the first and second teams. He appeared in 90 games last season and 77 the season before that. He has been given a considerable opportunity, but he has not yet achieved much. His career batting average was just 0.204. Seo Ho-cheol received a lot of expectations from fans as the ‘2nd team hitting king’. Following his batting average of 0.337 with Futures in the 2019 season, immediately after his joining, in the 2021 season, he ranked first with a batting average of 0.388 under Sangmu. However, his first team performance last season also fell short of expectations. He had a batting average of 0.205 and an OPS of just 0.255. It was a disappointing record even considering that it was his first season in the first team.
Both starts are not bad. On the 16th, in the evaluation match with the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team held in Tucson, Arizona, USA, Do Tae-hoon started as third baseman and Seo Ho-cheol as second baseman No. 7. Do Tae-hoon recorded 2 hits in 5 at-bats, and Seo Ho-cheol recorded 1 hit and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats.
Whether it is the resurrection of Park Seok-min or the leap of Do Tae-hoon and Seo Ho-cheol, the NC third base this season must give an answer.