‘Fear itself’ LG batting lineup summons ‘1987 Samsung’… Creating New History

LG’s 2023 batting lineup is historic. They’re on pace to make history.

Through 29 days, LG is hitting .290 as a team. The top nine lineups are all over or close to 3%.

That’s almost three games behind second-place NC (0.268) and well below the league average (0.256). They lead the league in both team slugging percentage (.377) and team on-base percentage (0.403). The team OPS (slugging percentage + on-base percentage) is 0.780, which is well above the league average OPS (0.692).

Even foreign hitters, who have always been a problem, are hitting well. He even has the highest batting average among LG hitters.

Let’s take a look. Austin Dean (0.320),안전놀이터 Moon Sung-joo (0.319), Hong Chang-ki (0.317), Park Hae-min (0.309), and Moon Bo-kyung (0.301) are all over .300. Kim Hyun-soo (0.288), Kim Min-sung (0.279), Park Dong-won (0.273), and Oh Ji-hwan (0.256).

As you can see, LG’s bats can’t take a break.

It’s an all-time great. According to Statiz, the LG bats have an adjusted wRC+ of 128.5 this year. Only Samsung (135.1) had a better wRC+ in 1987. That’s second all-time.

Park Dong-won has the highest wRC+ at 179.7, followed by Hong Chang-ki at 152.1, Austin 147.3, Moon Sung-ju at 144.1, Moon Bo-kyung at 126.4, Oh Ji-hwan at 123.8, Kim Hyun-soo at 116.9, Park Hae-min at 116.6, and Kim Min-sung at 109.8.

100 is calculated as the average. LG’s best 9 are all over the mark. It’s like they’re dokgong.

Commentator Park Yong-taek marveled, “LG’s last championship, in 1994 (123.6), was good, but they are on pace to have a better year than that season.”

All nine of their batsmen can hit, and even the lower order has the power to strike at any time. The result is a record that was set 36 years ago. It will be interesting to see if the LG batting lineup can break the record and make history.

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