One week left.
KIA ‘Futures Pyeongjeongnam’ Choi Won-joon (26, managing director)’s discharge is in front of his eyes. Choi Won-joon will return to society on the 12th after completing his military duty. He can play in the first team right before Gocheok Kiwoom on the 13th. Choi Won-joon showed off his qualities enough to win the Futures League batting king (0.382) in the 2022 season.메이저놀이터
However, Choi Won-joon’s progress this season is not cool. In 25 Futures League games, he had 21 hits in 92 at-bats, a batting average of 0.228, 1 home run, 9 RBIs, 19 runs, a slugging percentage of 0.315, and an on-base percentage of 0.398. Even in his last 10 games, he has a batting average of 0.216, 1 home run, 2 RBIs and 11 points, which is not a good pace.
Choi Won-joon had a bad shoulder in early May, so he couldn’t play for about a week. There was also an explanation from coach Kim Jong-guk that this had some effect on the batting pace. Coach Kim Jong-guk expected Choi Won-joon to increase the sense of hitting before he was discharged, but at this point it is not feasible.
Now Choi Won-joon has 5 actual matches left in the management. Following his parents KIA on the 7th and 8th, he will face LG on the 9th and 11th. After the 5-game series at Mungyeong Home, we will return to KIA. Considering that the KIA lineup is not complete at this point, it is highly likely that Choi Won-joon will go straight to the Gocheok Kiwoom match on the 13th.
However, even if Choi Won-joon’s sense of hitting is not perfect, there is no reason for KIA to worry too much. The KIA outfield has already endured for two months without Na Seong-beom. Koh Jong-wook and Lee Woo-sung took over the corner outfield with 10:00 and a half, and performed more than expected in batting. Lee Chang-jin and Kim Ho-ryeong also filled the empty spot well.
When Choi Won-joon is registered in the first team, the KIA outfield will have a wider rotation. Someone might go down to group 2. Choi Won-jun is also likely to be appointed in rotation with his existing members rather than being fixed in one place. Realistically, with Socrates Brito as the axis, various combinations are possible in karate. It is best for Choi Won-joon to do his part quickly, but there is also time to wait for KIA.
In the long term, positioning is necessary. Choi Won-joon was fixed as an outfielder in the past and then moved to right fielder after taking on center fielder. However, in the end, Na Seong-beom is the main player in this position. If Na Seong-beom, who will return in July, serves as designated hitter, Choi Won-joon is expected to play right fielder.
However, if Choi Hyeong-woo flies by then, even if Na Seong-beom takes over as designated hitter, Choi Hyeong-woo will have to defend, so Choi Won-joon’s position may become ambiguous. Socrates’ range of practice must also be taken into account. After all, it seems that an important decision by manager Kim Jong-kook will continue after Choi Won-joon’s return.