Is the KIA complete lineup stronger than the KBO league’s No. 1 LG lineup? Looking at it soberly, it still falls short of LG.
KIA has clearly demonstrated the power of the complete batting line to 9 clubs in the recent 5-game winning streak. Park Chan-ho, Choi Won-joon, and Kim Do-young’s 9th and 2nd triple setters, Na Seong-beom, Choi Hyung-woo, Socrates Brito, Go Jong-wook, Lee Chang-jin, or Lee Woo-sung’s 3rd-6th center batting line, and Kim Sun-bin and Kim Tae-goon’s 7th-8th. There is no batting order to rest.
During the five-game winning streak, the team batting average was 3rd with 0.317, and the team OPS was 0.877, 2nd. Here and there, I heard that the power of the complete KIA line was considerable. Of course, bats have cycles. There is no guarantee that the KIA lineup will take a team OPS of close to 30% and 90% team batting average this week as well. In fact, it’s very likely not possible. However, it is certain that the basic strength of the batting line has improved.
If you look at the name value of the main axes, it is not at all behind LG or SSG other lines. Practically, the KBO League’s strongest batting line this season is LG. This is true when considering various numbers and weight. If so, can the KIA lineup be objectively stronger than the LG lineup? Not at this point.
For LG, table setters such as Moon Seong-joo, Park Hae-min, and Hong Chang-ki, center batting line-up formed by Kim Hyun-soo, Austin Dean, Oh Ji-hwan, and others, and Moon Bo-kyung, Shin Min-jae, Park Dong-won, and Kim Min-seong support them. It is by far the best in the league in terms of balance and destructive power. It is said that the other line has a big cycle, but it had the least ups and downs among the 10 clubs.
The reason is thanks to the ‘main backup’ emphasized by director Yeom Kyung-yeop. In fact, due to the injuries of Lee Jae-won and Son Ho-young, the batting line did not return as coach Yeom initially envisioned. Still, LG’s lineup is full of main-class backups that are not strange no matter when they are put in. In the meantime, Shin Min-jae and Kim Min-seong have played such roles well, and now Lee Jae-won and Son Ho-young have joined.온라인바카라
If there are 2 or 3 hitters who can play their part even if they enter the starting lineup at any time, the risk of injury can be minimized and it is easy to arrange physical strength. LG does that. So the ups and downs can be minimized. This is the reason why there is a high possibility that the overall power of LG’s lineup will not decrease in the future.
Compared to LG, KIA does not seem to lack the number of backup main players. The sure backup starting pitchers supporting the full lineup are Lee Chang-jin, Ko Jong-wook, and Kim Kyu-seong. However, Ko Jong-wook’s defense and Kim Gyu-seong’s batting ability are somewhat lacking. In other words, it is difficult to say that backup mains are better than LG in terms of quality.
In the end, the members who should be here are Byun Woo-hyuk and Hwang Dae-in. Hwang Dae-in recently received an opinion that he would need to rest for about three weeks due to a hamstring injury. Even if the second half starts, I can’t come back right away. Byun Woo-hyuk overcame Achilles tendonitis and recently started playing in the Futures League.
Normally, Hwang Dae-in and Byeon Woo-hyeok should both be in the first team. Since Choi Won-jun can go back and forth between first base and the outfield, Lee Woo-seong, Go Jong-wook, Lee Chang-jin, Hwang Dae-in, and Byeon Woo-hyuk must be able to go back and forth between starting and backing to make a true backup starter stronger. It is regrettable that Ryu Ji-hyeok moved to Samsung. In the long term, it would be good to find more central infielders like Kim Gyu-seong. It is most regrettable that Hwang Dae-in and Byeon Woo-hyuk have not been able to secure a place in the first team due to sluggish performances and injuries this season.
It is virtually impossible to operate more than 3 backup starters in a full lineup throughout the season. Even LG could not operate properly due to injuries and sluggish issues after the opening, but now the conditions have been created. Still, it is a kind of system that must be equipped to become a real strong team. Even more so if KIA does not simply risk life and death only to advance to the final 5.