62 hits-11 home runs-42 RBIs in 83 games in 2021, 41 hits-5 home runs-25 RBIs in 66 games in 2022.
This is the performance posted by four foreign batters of the LG Twins over the past two years. In 2021, he started the season with Roberto Ramos and replaced him with Justin Bohr. Last year, it opened with Rio Ruiz, but changed to Lovell Garcia. For the second consecutive year, the formula of “lack or injury → waiting → replacement” continued.
In 2021, Ramos left with .243 (45 for 185) and Boer with .17 (17 for 100). Last season, Ruiz recorded 15 percent (13 hits in 84 at-bats) and Garcia recorded 26 percent (28 hits in 136 at-bats). It is a terrible history of foreigners. 토토사이트
If foreign hitters showed their presence, the fall baseball would have been different.
The match against the Hanwha Eagles in Jamsil on the 24th.
After two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning with a 1-0 lead, Austin Dean, the fourth batter, hit a one-run home run over the middle wall. Hanwha starter Lee Tae-yang hit a fork ball thrown from 1B and flew it to the deepest part of Jamsil Baseball Stadium. He lost his 21st season in three games.
After the home run, Kim Hyun-soo (1 point in the 6th inning) Oh Ji-hwan and Kim Min-sung (1 point in the 7th inning) operated cannons one after another to win 5-1. Austin’s “one shot” became the catalyst for the central batting explosion.
LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “I was happy to show baseball that entertains fans with four home runs, starting with Austin.”
Austin hit his 20th home run of the season in an away game against SSG Landers on the 21st, three days earlier. A two-run home run hit in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning made it a 2-1 victory.
He tied for first place in this category with Choi Hyung-woo (KIA Tigers) by hitting 14 final hits. Moon Bo-kyung (11), Kim Hyun-soo (10), and Oh Ji-hwan (9) are following within the team.
In 125 games through the 24th, he recorded a batting average of 312 (148 hits in 475 at-bats), 21 home runs, 90 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 0.884. He is recording .34 (48 hits in 158 at-bats) with runners in scoring position. Like the fourth batter, he was strong in chances.
It is at the top of the batting major categories. He ranks second in RBIs, third in homers, fourth in hits, sixth in runs scored, and 10th in batting average. He played steadily throughout the season without injury. The batting pace fell slightly from May to June, and has remained at the .300 level since July. He has a better batting average in the second half (0.331) than in the first half (0.300).
Most field baseball players pick Austin as the top foreign hitter of the year. Looking back on the past two years of LG, which had a dark history of foreign hitters, it was unimaginable.
Total of $700,000, including $200,000 in incentives. It’s Austin’s terms and conditions. In a market based on $1 million, the cost-effectiveness is also the best.
Austin and the team have done well. He is on the verge of winning the regular season title. There is one last mission left. It is the first Korean Series championship in 29 years. From 2021 to 2022, I played fall baseball without foreign hitters. I feel reassured to have Austin this year.