Seo, Son, Min-woo Park ‘batting at the top of the order’ to lead NC to victory
The NC Dinos’ most potent weapon in June (11-1, 3-0, 0.786) is their volcanic bats. The departure of key starters Eric Peddie (30) and Chang-mo Koo (26) seemed to cast a cloud over the team, but the bats have stepped up to the plate.
At the center of this is Seo Ho-cheol (27-0.330), Son Ah-seop (35-0.327), and Park Min-woo (30-0.324), who are batting second through fourth. Three of the top five spots in the batting order are held by NC players, as Seo Ho-cheol has reached 186 plate appearances (NC standard). Their bats have been hot in June as well, as NC’s upswing continues. Park Min-woo is hitting .458, Son As-seob is hitting .397, and Seo Ho-cheol is hitting .377 for the month.
The most notable is Seo Ho-cheol. After batting .388 with six home runs and 56 RBIs in 76 games in 2021 as a member of the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Commerce), he hit just .205 with two home runs and 14 RBIs in 89 games for the first team last season, his first year after leaving the military. But after spending last season with the Geelong Korea of the Australian Baseball League, he gained more game experience and showed further improvement in this year’s exhibition games, and is now an established third baseman.메이저사이트
A symbol of steadiness, Son disappointed in his first year as a free agent with NC last season, posting his lowest batting average (.277 in regulation) since his debut, but this season he has maintained his hot bat from the start and has been an offensive sparkplug. Add in the leadership he provides to the younger players as a captain, and he’s an invaluable asset to NC.
Park, who has been consistently hitting in the triple digits every month since the beginning of the season, was sidelined with a shoulder sprain at the start of June, but after returning on the 11th, he collected hits in all six games, including a seven-hit blast in a two-game sweep of the Gwangju KIA Tigers on the 17th and 18th, raising his batting average to .304. He is proving why he signed a massive free agent contract worth up to 5+3 years and 14 billion won before this season.