He started with the 4th batter, went through the 2nd and 7th, and went down to the 8th.
Nick Williams, a foreign hitter of the Hanwha Eagles, joined the starting lineup as the 8th left fielder against the Gocheok Kiwoom Heroes on the 25th. These are his first eight appearances.
It is the adjustment of the batting order that contains coach Choi Won-ho’s concerns.
Williams, who joined as a substitute for Brian O’Grady, made his first appearance against the KT Wiz on June 27, going 3 at-bats with no hits and 1 RBI. In 13 games until the game against the NC Dinos on July 22, he recorded a batting average of 107.6 (9 hits in 51 at-bats), 1 home run, 4 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.486.
He was brought in expecting No. 4, but he is staying in the 10% batting average. He had no walks and struck out 14 in 52 at bats.
The sluggish hitting continued through the All-Star break into the second half. Williams played two consecutive games with NC on July 21-22
2 hits and 1 RBI in 8 at-bats. He still can’t hit Jung-ta with all his strength. As he batted after batting points, the timing was late for fast balls. Baseball players in the field say, “Basically, there is a problem with the swing mechanism.”
Last weekend, coach Choi Won-ho said, “I will watch about 3 games and if it doesn’t get better, I will actively intervene.” Coach Choi, whom we met prior to the Heroes match on the 25th, said, “Williams is talking a lot with the hitting coach.먹튀검증
The worries of foreign batters that started in April continued through May and June to July.
O’Grady also started as a 4th hitter in the opening game, went through 5th, and went down to 6th and 7th batting order. He left the team with 86 plate appearances.
Hanhwa people are worried.