Choi Jeong (36, SSG), a ‘boy trader’ who debuted in the KBO League in 2005, is a one-shot He reigned as the best third baseman for a long time with his long hitting power and watertight defense. He hit 448 home runs in 19 seasons, ranking second in home runs following Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop (467 home runs), third with 1498 RBIs, and fourth with 3815 RBIs. It seems a matter of time before he rises to first place in home runs, runs batted in, and base hits.
This season, Choi Jeong-eun continues to perform like his best hitter. Choi Jeong, who only hit 8 home runs until May, hit 11 home runs in June alone, leading the home run alone. When Choi Jeong hit his 19th home run of the season on the 24th of last month, the gap with Park Dong-won (LG), who was second in home runs, widened to five, and was expected to dominate in the home run category.
The player who put the brakes on Choi Jeong’s solo run was Noh Si-hwan (23), who broke the shell of a prospect this season and rose to the leader of Hanwha’s batting line. In 2021, he hit 18 home runs, revealing the qualities of a giant player, but Noh Si-hwan only hit 6 home runs last season, and his growth seemed to be delayed.
Roh Si-hwan, who focused on training to put power on the bat with the hitting point in front of last winter, released the instinct of the giant cannon that was sealed. The recent rise is particularly frightening. From the KIA game on the 20th of last month to the SSG game on the 8th, he hit 8 homers in 13 games, and with 19 homers in the season, he immediately reduced the gap with Choi Jeong to ‘0’.
Ahead of the All-Star break, there is a high possibility that Noh Si-hwan will lead the team in home runs alone in the first half. Choi Jeong-eun was replaced due to left adductor muscle pain in the KIA match on the 5th. After a thorough examination at the hospital, he was diagnosed with pubic bone damage. He is included in the first team entry, but it is not easy to find his condition until the end of the first half. On the other hand, Roh Si-hwan’s home run pace is burning hotter in July. He is pulling off 4 home runs in 5 games before SSG in the 8th.메이저토토사이트
The two players’ home run race is expected to have a big impact on the third baseman’s Golden Glove. As both players are third basemen, there is a high possibility that the player who becomes the home run king will also win the third baseman Golden Glove. Choi Jeong-eun is a third baseman who has won the Golden Glove. Choi Jeong-eun collected 8 Golden Gloves and is tied for second place with director Lee Seung-yeop (10th), MBC Sports Plus commentator Yang Joon-hyuk, and former manager Han Dae-hwa.
Choi Jeong and Roh Si-hwan are fighting for the lead in not only home run but also RBI and slugging percentage. In the RBI category, as of the 8th, Choi Jeong is in first place with 58, and Noh Si-hwan is tied for third with 56. In terms of slugging percentage, Choi Jeong ranked first with 0.577 and Noh Si-hwan ranked second with 0.564. The competition for the best hitter this season between old and new third basemen is expected to develop hotly until the end of the second half.