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“I’m in a hurry these days.” It was once the top hit in Korea with nearly 40 percent…Shock of 10% in June → Collapse of 30% → Fall of 27th place, Samsung KRW 1.3 billion suddenly what’s wrong

June 11, 2024 | by bookmeforphotographers.com

Both David McKinnon, who has a long silence, and Samsung coach Park Jin-man, who looks at it, are frustrating.

Samsung gave up renewing contract with Jose Pirella, who was with him from 2021 to 2023. He recorded a batting average of 0.305 509 with 73 homers, 286 RBIs and 270 runs in 420 games during the three seasons. Notably, he showed an outstanding performance in 141 games with a batting average of 0.342 with 192 hits, 28 homers, 109 RBIs and 102 runs, but his performance was disappointing last season. He only posted a batting average of 0.285 with six homers, 80 RBIs and 66 runs.

안전놀이터 The foreign player Samsung brought in Pirella was McKinnon, who signed a total of 1 million U.S. dollars including a down payment of 100,000 dollars and an annual salary of 900,000 dollars. He posted a batting average of 0.1406 RBIs in 22 big league games, and his overall Minor League record was 0.294 36 homers and 210 RBIs in 357 games. Last season, he played for the Seibu Lions of the Japanese professional baseball league, recording a batting average of 0.259 with 120 hits, 15 homers, 50 RBIs and 50 runs in 127 games, and a slugging rate of 0.401 with a base rate of 0.327.

Early in the season, he performed extremely well. He had a batting average of 0.324 with 11 hits, one homer, six RBIs and three runs scored in eight games in March. Except for one game (against the Daegu SSG on March 29), he had a hit in all eight games in March. After going to the U.S. for a short while due to the birth of his wife in early April, McKinnon continued to hit hard even after returning from the tour. His batting average in April was 0.391. Having two hits in four at-bats for May 3, McKinnon’s batting average for this season rose to 0.391. He hit nearly 40 percent. He was second in the league with a batting average of 0.369 in the March-April period. He once ranked first in the batting average.

However, the figure has been on a shaky ground since May. He thus stayed at 0.272 in May. He had 25 hits, but only one home run. He had only eight RBIs.

And June is even more serious. He has a batting average of 0.139. He has not hit a single homer, and he has only two hits in a long run that foreign batters hope for. From the Kiwoom Heroes in Daegu on May 30 to the Hanwha Eagles in Daegu on June 1, he seemed to revive by hitting multi hits in three consecutive games, but his silence is getting longer again. Samsung manager Park Jin-man also tried as the second batter, but it was not effective.

As a result, McKinnon, who had no hit in five times at bat at the game against Kiwoom in Gocheok on the 9th, ended up breaking his batting average of .300 for the season. The current season record is 0.294 68 hits with four homers, 25 RBIs and 26 runs scored. Among foreign hitters, McKinnon is the last in home runs and eighth in batting average. McKinnon, who had lived by making a lot of hits even though he had few long balls, also fell to 27th in batting rankings. His on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) is only .768. The only foreign hitters who failed to exceed 0.800 are Socrates and McKinnon of the KIA Tigers.

“The reason I got the ball in the second was because I had a clutch ability and a high on-base percentage. However, the on-base percentage is not enough these days,” coach Park Jin-man said. “I feel impatient as other baseball experts have seen.” In the early days of the season, he selected good balls to get on base, and hit good balls that came to the strike zone. However, those are not enough these days. “I feel urgent. Even bad balls require a lot of effort.”

“I’ve talked to him a lot. He knows it. Even though he knows it, he seems to want to bat more. As a foreign hitter, he feels pressured to show his performance.”

The proportion of foreigners in the KBO league is absolute. In order for Samsung, which currently ranks fourth in the league, to go higher, it needs McKinnon’s performance. Will McKinnon, who was called “Giga McKinnon” due to his outstanding performance in the early days of the season, be able to demonstrate his presence in the beginning.

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