Choi Hyeong-woo (40), the KIA Tigers’ flagship hitter, is challenging an unbelievable record.
As of the 21st,메이저사이트 Hyung-Woo Choi has a batting average of .323 (5th), 4 homers (tied for 14th), and 22 RBIs (tied for 11th). He hit three final blows and is proudly ranked 5th in the league with a batting average of 3.67 and scoring position. Even though he is the oldest, he is the best hitter in KIA. He is unsurprisingly featured as a fixture as the No. 4 hitter.
Another metric that catches your eye is OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage). It is an indicator of a strong hitter. He had an on-base percentage of 4.2 1 Lee (3rd) and a slugging percentage of .4 8.4 (tied for 5th). OPS reached 0.905. Hitters with higher OPS than Hyung-Woo Choi are Dong-Won Park (.911) of LG and Jung Jeong Choi (.910) of SSG. Choi Hyeong-woo is a much better hitter than foreign hitters.
All of these are indicators created at the age of 40. Compared to the grades of the last 2021 and 2022, it is a hwangol metamorphosis. 2021 has been the worst with an eye disease and a thigh injury. 2 3 3, 12 homers, 53 RBI, slugging percentage 3 7 5, on-base percentage 3 5 4, OPS was only 0.729. It was the 41st overall OPS.
The numbers improved in the 2022 season, but he recorded a batting average of 2.64, 14 homers, 71 RBIs, a slugging percentage of .421, an on-base percentage of 3.66, and an OPS of 0.776. The OPS ranking was 26th overall, but it did not exceed 80%. He seemed to end his career with an aging curve, but he recovered as the best hitter in the league.
It is unavoidable that his swing speed drops, but his targeting and responsiveness at bat have improved. It is a blow that comes from experience. His pioneering plan also overwhelms young hitters. Above all, he returned as a solver who never misses a chance. Socrates Brito is reviving, and if Na Seong-beom returns in the future, a strong cleanup will be possible.
Moreover, Choi Hyeong-woo is challenging the unforeseen OPS of 90%, which Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop, the national hitter, and Lee Dae-ho, the big boy, failed to achieve. Coach Lee recorded 0.898 in the 2016 season when he was 40 years old. I couldn’t get past 90% by a narrow margin. The 41-year-old recorded 0.864 in the 2017 season. Lee Dae-ho recorded 0.881 in the 2022 season and retired at the age of 40.
It is interesting whether Choi Hyeong-woo will hit 90% at the end of the season. There are still many games ahead, and there is a task to endure the rainy season and the hot weather. Even if it does not reach 90%, even if it exceeds 80%, it is a great record for an unbelievable hitter. In particular, he is remarkable in that he is producing important indicators that can continue his career.