Will it explode hotly in the order of bombing? He is the key player of the KIA lineup in the second half.

On June 17, KIA captain Kim Seon-bin (34) was hit on the right thumb by Jason Martin’s assault ball in the Gwangju NC game. At that time, there were many concerns that the first half might have ended as it was. However, Kim Sun-bin’s rehabilitation was faster than expected. On the 8th, he returned to the 1st team at KT Jeonseo in Suwon.안전놀이터

In the last 4 games of the first half, he went 2 hits in 14 at-bats with a batting average of 0.143 and 1 RBI. It was definitely not in normal condition. However, there was hardly any tea. This is because the trade of Kim Tae-gun and the great success of Kim Do-young and Na Seong-beom have energized the other lines in general.

Nearly half of the KIA lineup, including Choi Won-jun, Kim Do-young, Na Seong-beom, and Kim Tae-gun, added four players at the end of the first half. Seonbin Kim was often assigned to positions 2 and 3. But now, in times 2 and 3, Kim Do-young and Na Seong-beom are virtually fixed. Kim Sun-bin seems to be placed in the 5th batting order by chance, and basically it should be seen as 6th or 7th. If Na Seong-beom, Choi Hyeong-woo, Socrates Brito, and Lee Woo-seong enter the 3rd to 6th, Kim Sun-bin should go down to the bottom line.

This means that the KIA lineup is solid. Kim Seon-bin, who is in good condition, can transform into a fearsome number 6 or 7 hitter in the second half. The national team coach Ryu Joong-il will become the main character of the bombing order emphasized during the days of Samsung and LG. Manager Ryu Joong-il’s analysis is that if a bomb explodes in the order of batting, there is a high possibility that the inning will become a big inning.

In other words, a team with strong numbers 3-5 takes a lot of chances in the 6th, but if the 6th half hitter has the clutch ability, that team’s offense will work out well. At the end of the first half, KIA built just such an environment. Assuming that Na Seong-beom, Choi Hyung-woo, and Socrates do their part, if Kim Sun-bin raises the batting pace, KIA’s offensive power is expected to double.

In fact, even for Kim Sun-bin, it can be comfortable to be in the 6th or 7th batting order. This is because the defensive burden is greater than that of other fielders. Even if the coverage of the right center infield has decreased compared to before, he still shows a high level of defensive power.

Kim Sun-bin’s 6th and 7th batting order adaptation period and synergy can have a significant impact on his future move beyond KIA’s performance this season. After finishing this season, Kim Sun-bin will be eligible for free agency again. Four years ago, he signed his first free agency contract with his parent KIA for 4 years and 4 billion won. Aside from 2020, when he only played 85 games due to a hamstring injury, he has largely done his job over the past four years. Once again, a contract with decent conditions is expected.

Given that the value of a central infielder who also serves as both offense and defense is still high, Kim Seon-bin is expected to draw attention once again this winter. In the end, the performance in the second half seems to be really important. It is the second half of fate for KIA and himself.

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