Hanwha Eagles’ foreign hitter recruiting this season is likely to end in a catastrophic failure. Following Brian O’Grady, Nick Williams was also disqualified. Even director Choi Won-ho, who wanted to correct and improve weaknesses and use them to the end, practically gave up expectations. Not only does his batting ability drop, but his defensive ability is also evaluated to be below average.
Following the KIA Tigers game in Gwangju on the 27th, Williams fell into the starting lineup against the Lotte Giants in Daejeon on the 29th. The game on the 29th was canceled due to rain, but even if the game was played, it would have been difficult to participate considering the recent sluggish performance.
Williams kept the bench without a replacement on the 27th. In the game on the 27th, Choi In-ho took the place of Williams as the left fielder, and on the 29th the starting lineup was Euro-gyeol. Both players are resources that have recently been raised from the Future Team (second team). Williams was virtually excluded from the force.
Williams joined at the end of June as a replacement for O’Grady, who had become a ‘taboo word’. As players who were initially on the club’s recruiting list were called up to the major leagues one after another, the club decided to recruit after careful consideration.
An amazing thing happened when a foreign hitter on the team that was last in team batting average entered the batting order 8th. Takeback when hitting
While reducing motion, he made a brilliant performance in the middle of this month. He slightly excited the people of Hanwha. However, his sharp swing did not last long.
0-for-10 with 4 strikeouts in his last 3 games. As of the 28th, he has a batting average of .2 2.2 (32 hits in 144 at-bats), 4 home runs and 18 RBIs. From the beginning of joining the team, it was pointed out that there was a problem with the pioneering plan, but it has not improved at all. He walked only one while striking out 37 in 149 plate appearances.메이저사이트
He also has many loopholes in left field defense. Not only the throw but also the catch are below average as a professional outfielder. Director Choi Won-ho said, “I’m looking at it at a fairly low level.” If he has excellent offense, he would accept and use poor defense, but that is not the case at all.
Manager Choi said, “When the feeling of hitting rises, he will be used as a designated hitter.” He has been patiently watching all this time, but it means that he will not give him a chance without conditions in the future.
Williams is also pushed by players from the second team. He has little chance of renewing the contract if the current atmosphere continues.
This year, O’Grady and Williams’ two foreign batters posted a batting average of 1.87 (42 hits in 224 at-bats), 4 homers, 26 RBIs and 19 runs. It’s a terrible record.