KIA 22-year-old Australian Student 6G AVG 0.409

KIA Tigers infielder Park Min-joon aged 22 recently showed off his batting performance in the Australian professional baseball league. Park, who was dispatched to the Canberra Cavalier, started as second shortstop in a home game against the Sydney Blue Sox on Monday, and had one hit from four times at bat, two RBIs and a strikeout.

After graduating from Yatap High School, Park joined the club as sixth in the second round of the first round in 2020. Analysts say that Park is a shortstop and has batting talent. Over the past two seasons, he has a batting average of 0.303 three home runs and 45 RBIs in the OPS of 0.858 both in 2021 and a batting average of 0.305 one home run and 23 RBIs in the OPS of 0.760 both in 2022.

He played in 21 games at Canberra, posting 17 hits from 76 times at bat, one homer, seven RBIs, 11 runs scored and an OPS of 0.594. He has posted a lot of hits in six consecutive games since the game against the Adelaide Giants on Friday. During the period, he had nine hits from 22 times at bat and had a batting average of 0.409 and six RBIs.

In the game against Sydney on Monday, he had a sacrifice fly to right field with a chance at the second and third bases with one out in the third inning. With two outs and runners on the first and second bases in the fifth inning, he hit a left-handed hit to load the bases. In the seventh inning, Chancellor hit a ground ball to the third base with no outs and runners on the second and third bases, and took the first base through fielder’s choice. He was directly involved in two of his team’s four runs.

Canberra consistently sends Park to shortstop. He committed three errors during 97 innings. He pitched 39 innings as second baseman with no errors and one error in 35.1 innings as third baseman. This is a time to check and supplement strengths and weaknesses while playing games continuously. In Australia, process is more important than performance.

Although he has not made his debut in the first division yet, he seems to have a chance in the 2024 season. KIA needs a backup central infielder who has both offense and defense in addition to Kim Kyu-sung. If Park maintains a decent performance in Australia, he will be able to participate in the first-team spring camp next year.

Park was discharged from the military last November from Sangmu. She came to Canberra as soon as she became a civilian, and she may stay in Canberra until mid-February. This is because the KIA first team will come to Canberra to set up a spring camp next year. She has to watch with a longer breath until the exhibition game. 스포츠토토

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