It’s been two months since the opening, but the home run pace of the players is just slow.
The current home run leader is LG catcher Park Dong-won, who was the first among all players to reach 10 home runs in the KT match on the 16th.
Although it is still in the early and mid-season, it is not an exaggeration to say that Park Dong-won’s performance so far from LG’s point of view is a perfect score of 100, considering that he is a player recruited as a free agent and, above all, a catcher position that consumes a lot of stamina.
Park Dong-won is followed by Doosan Rojas with 9 home runs, and SSG Choi Jeong and Hanwha Noh Si-hwan with 8 home runs. No matter how you look at it, you cannot erase the impression that it is a slow pace.
Therefore, if the season continues as it is, it is calculated that it will not be possible to break through 30 home runs, which could be the first time in 16 years since 2006.
In 2006, Lee Dae-ho of Lotte hit 26 homers and won three batting crowns, winning the first home run king in his career.
Since then, the number of games in the KBO League has increased, and a large number of home runs have been produced as the wind blows. It is representative that Park Byeong-ho recorded 50 homers twice in 2014 and 2015, and the home run king with 40 homers came out eight times.스포츠토토
However, the KBO replaced the official ball last year, and pitchers continue to be strong this season, and home runs are sealed.
On the other hand, in the case of last year, the player who hit the most homers until May was Park Byung-ho, who recorded 16 and reached the final 35, winning the home run title. Last season, there were five players who hit double-digit home runs, including Park Byeong-ho.