Batter number 2. It’s a game.
The biggest topic of NC and Doosan’s three-week series of matches on the 4th and 6th is the first confrontation between Yang Eui-ji (Doosan) and Park Se-hyuk (NC), who changed their uniforms. In the game on the 4th, Yang Eui-ji scored the final goal and was spotlighted once again. For NC, the blow of Yang Eui-ji, who left, cannot be pleasant.
However, there is no use or meaning in trying to tamper with the departed Yang Eui-ji. NC definitely gives strength to main catcher Park Se-hyeok (33). Although Park Se-hyuk cannot be evaluated as the same level as Yang Eui-ji, Park Se-hyuk is also a catcher with his own strengths.
It is true that Park Se-hyuk’s blow has been stagnant for the past 1-2 years. There must have been unexpected injuries, and there must have been trial and error. Anyway, NC internally evaluates the value of ‘batter’ Park Se-hyeok as good. Coach Kang In-kwon sent Park Se-hyuk as the second hitter in all three games from the opening game against Samsung on the 1st to the game against Doosan in Jamsil on the 4th. The test in the demonstration game was not a simple test.
Hitting number 2 is unfamiliar to Park Se-hyuk. Excluding 3 games this season, the match against Kiwoom in Jamsil on July 28, 2020 was the last. Even that year, he went out as a batter twice in just two games with Jamsil NC on May 20th. At that time, the defending champion Doosan had no reason to send Park Se-hyuk as the second hitter. 안전놀이터
The number 2 hitter must be an all-rounder in modern baseball. In addition to the traditional on-base ability, the ability to call a leadoff home with a long hit is highly evaluated. Park Se-hyuk’s career slugging percentage is 0.333, which is not very good.
However, Park Se-hyeok is on the fast side for a catcher. He has 13 career triples. He also has the ability to turn single hits into doubles. Director Kang In-kwon must have focused on this part. Once he makes a good batting ball, he can play a role in bringing the flow with his quick feet.