It is a fruitful autumn. KIA is waiting for a shot from Tess-hyung.
KIA foreign hitter Socrates Brito (31) played consistently throughout the season, but lost some strength at the end of the season. In 12 games since September, he has 9 hits in 43 at-bats, a batting average of 0.209, 1 home run, 7 RBI, and 7 runs. This season’s monthly batting average is the lowest.
On the 15th, against Gwangju and Doosan, he was unusually missing from the starting lineup. He had one at-bat in the middle of the game, but was unable to hit, and his batting average in the last 10 games fell to 0.143. He may have lost his feel, rhythm, etc. as he played. He can’t play well every game, and any starting batsman can get tired at this time.
Even in the 2022 season, when Socrates was off for the month of July due to an injury, his pace dropped somewhat in August and September. This year, he played 115 games without any major injuries, going 438 at-bats with 123 hits, a batting average of 0.281, 17 home runs, 75 RBIs, 76 runs, an OPS of 0.816, and a scoring average of 0.295. However, in the second half of the year, his batting average was 0.265 with 6 home runs and 26 RBI.
His percentage stats dropped slightly compared to last year, when his batting average was 0.311 and OPS was 0.848. However, home runs and RBIs will definitely increase. Crucially, the secondary stats are excellent. According to the baseball statistics site StatTees, his WAR of 4.07 ranks 14th in the league and first on the team. Among league outfielders, he ranks third after Hong Chang-ki (LG, 5.58) and Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom, 4.52). Considering that Lee Jeong-hoo is out in the early part of the second half of the season, he is in the top two along with Hong Chang-ki.
His adjusted scoring production is also 127.8, ranking 15th in the league and second on the team after Choi Hyung-woo (149.9). In addition, the weighted on-base percentage is 0.371, 16th in the league and 2nd on the team, and the win probability contribution is 1.58, 19th in the league and 3rd on the team. Even though his performance is not outstanding, 카지노 he is still the core of KIA’s batting lineup, and you can see that he has played that role well.
Of course, there are obvious weaknesses. This year, the batting average for left-handed pitchers is 0.235. It is somewhat weak against low-dropping balls. Occasionally, there are plays with a lack of concentration in defense and base running, but there are also quite a few times when he shows surprisingly solid defense. It is clear that he is a solid member of KIA’s outfield along with Na Seong-beom.
The KIA outfield revolves around Na Seong-beom and Socrates. Lee Woo-sung and Choi Won-jun alternate in the remaining positions, and there are also excellent backups in Ko Jong-wook and Lee Chang-jin. It is a solid composition that will not be noticeable even if Socrates falters right away.
However, given that Socrates is a batsman who is in the center of the batting lineup, it is not good if the September slump lasts long. After 9 straight wins, the team’s overall pace has dropped slightly as they have repeated wins and losses. At times like this, KIA desperately needs a shot from Socrates.