48 home runs and 60 steals, pace Kim Do-young, Kia’s first 30-30 club, is it possible

Kim Do-young started as the second batter and third baseman in the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League match against the NC Dinos at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 21st.

KIA suffered a crushing defeat of 4-15, but Kim Do-young had one hit, one home run, one stolen base, two runs and one RBI from three times at bat. He has had 12 consecutive games of hitting since the game against the LG Twins on the 9th. He has elevated his batting average from 0.192 at the time to 0.316.

The rise in home runs and steals is unusual. Kim has eight homers and 10 steals in 24 games this season. If calculated with 144 games pace, he will have 48 homers and 60 steals. It is just an arithmetic calculation, but it means that he is showing overwhelming performance.

He has already surpassed the seven home runs he recorded last season. He has 25 stolen bases in 2023, which is highly likely to surpass before the end of the first half at the current pace.

Finally, he is displaying his talent as a five-tool player. He ranks fourth in home runs and third in stolen bases in the league. Kim is the only player who ranked within the top five in both home runs and stolen bases. If he expands his scope to the top 10, Kim Hye-sung (jointly ranking ninth in home runs and sixth in stolen bases) will only be included.

The batting performance that started last year has become more mature. The rate of swing outside the strike zone has significantly decreased from 29.5 percent in 2203 to 22.9 percent this year. In addition, the rate of pull hits has risen from 61.5 percent to 69.4 percent, showing a pull swing. Meanwhile, the ratio of strikeouts hardly changed from 16.1 percent to 17.4 percent.

Base running is also noticeable. Thanks to the expansion of the base size, foot baseball has emerged as a trend, and the same is true for Kim Do-young. The ratio of Kim Do-young’s attempts to steal bases has increased significantly from 22.3 percent to 37.0 percent. The success rate of stealing was 86.2 percent last season, but this year, he boasts a 100 percent success rate.

As his nickname is “the second Lee Jong-beom,” the play reminds people of Lee Jong-beom. Lee is the best hitter in Haitai-KIA Tigers history with 194 home runs and 510 stolen bases. In particular, he emerged as an icon of professional baseball by showing “five years of golden age” from his debut season in 1993 to 1997.

Generally, Lee’s best seasons are 1994 and 1997. In 1994, Lee recorded the batting average of 0.393, the highest since Baek In-cheon (0.412) in 1982, and recorded 19 homers and 84 steals. In 1997, he achieved his second 30-30 club in the KBO League with a batting average of .300 and 30 homers and 64 steals. In the history of the Tigers, only Lee Jong-beom and Hong Hyun-woo (34 homers and 31 steals) reached the 30-30 club. No player in Kia has achieved the goal.

If he maintains the current pace, Kim Do-young can reach the 30-30 club mark for the first time in KIA and the first since Thames in 2015.

He is showing strong performance right now. Kim slowed down with a batting average of 0.154 in March, but he boasts a high sensitivity batting average of 0.375 in April. Both home runs and stolen bases he has recorded so far came out in April.

Attention is focusing on whether Kim Do-young can become the first Kim Do-young beyond the second Lee Jong-beom along with joining the 3

BY: 토토사이트 추천

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