All the key players have left, but somehow they overcome it.
Pro baseball NC’s last winter was particularly cold. This is because the free agent (FA) market did not produce the desired results. Yang Eui-ji, the ‘best catcher in active duty’ who risked life and death to remain, left for Doosan, his hometown. Even Jinhyeok Noh, the ‘founding member’, moved to the rival team Lotte.
They caught rabbits such as Park Min-woo and Kwon Hee-dong, and received an emergency transfusion of external resources such as Park Se-hyeok and Han Seok-hyun, but experts classified NC as a ‘weak team’. NC, who suffered a weakening after losing Na Seong-beom (KIA) last season, ranked 1st (4.98) and 4th (3.04) in the team’s beast WAR (based on win contribution vs. It was an interpretation that could not be tolerated.
However, the NC batting line with the lid open is solid. Especially hot in May. As of the 18th, the team batting average is 0.283, ranking first overall. Even including the results in April, it boasts a strong window of 0.267, ranking second in the league following LG (0.294).
There is no NC player in the top 10 in batting average in the league. Park Min-woo (13th, 0.306) and Son Ah-seop (16th, 0.299) were at least in the top 20. It is a disprove that the entire team, not the exceptionally few, shows an even performance.
Yang Eui-ji’s void is filled by Park Se-hyuk, who was recruited as a replacement. At the beginning of the season, the upward trend stopped for a while due to an injury sustained by Guillermo Heredia’s bat, but after returning, it gradually raises the wind. Not only does his batting average hover around 30% in May, but he also shows perfect harmony with young pitchers.
The afterglow of Noh Jin-hyeok, who came and went as a shortstop and third baseman, is erased by the growth of young blood. Kim Joo-won, who has been reborn as a starting shortstop, is poised to hit a career high with a batting average of 0.276 and 5 home runs. It is early, but the possibility of boarding the Asian Games in Hangzhou is even mentioned.
At third base,스포츠토토 Do Tae-hoon and Seo Ho-cheol, who were back-up members, are creating synergy by splitting their playing time into two. Both are making career-best starts off the bat. Even the fact that veteran Park Seok-min missed last month due to a hamstring injury is hard to realize.
Jason Martin, who has returned from injury, is showing signs of solving the troublesome problem of ‘absence of a fixer’. The cogs fit into the steadfastness of ‘constant’ such as Son Ah-seop, Park Min-woo, and Park Gun-woo. As the structure is in place, it subverts expectations and defends the 50% win rate and endures in the middle ranks. It has become an NC that no team can easily see.