‘Not yet’ is not the Nasungbum we know… A sense of return, a time for explosion

For the second year in a row, Na Sung-beom (35-KIA), one of the best hitters in the league, has been hampered by a hamstring injury. After a late start last year due to a calf injury, Na proved his class with a staggering .365 batting average and 18 home runs in 58 games. However, a hamstring injury at the end of the season ended his season prematurely and he hit the ground running.

He trained hard this season to stay injury-free, but the hamstring problem returned in exhibition games and he missed the start of the season. Even since his return, his hitting has been slow. As of October 10, he is batting .236 with six home runs, 23 RBIs, and a .766 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) in 33 games this season. That’s a stats like no other player. Naturally, he’s not happy, and as his slump continues, the level of criticism from fans increases. This is the fate of a player with high expectations.

It’s possible to have a slump right out of the gate. He needs time to find his sensitivity, especially with the introduction of the automatic ball-and-strike system (ABS), and he needs time to set up his zones. But 33 games is not a small sample size. Nevertheless, his struggles have raised questions about him. There were many voices pointing to changes in his body after his hamstring injury, a breakdown in his forethought, and other possible reasons for his slump.

Mentally rushed, he didn’t see the ball all the way through and his bat followed him all over the course. That’s why there were a lot of missed balls that didn’t look like Nasung-bum, or a lot of false swings with a big difference between the ball and the bat. If we analyze his batting performance against Doosan in Jamsil on the 8th, we can clearly see evidence that his hitting point is not in front of the plate, and it is distributed and disorganized.

Basically, he couldn’t generate bat speed because he wasn’t aligned properly, and he couldn’t get the ball to fly because he couldn’t swing. According to Trackman, which analyzes tracking data from all nine KBO clubs, his first at-bat (ground ball to first base) in the first inning of the 8th had a bat speed of 111.9 kilometers per hour and a launch angle of -3.0 degrees. The second at-bat in the second inning (a straight hit to third base) had a bat speed of 122.1 kilometers per hour and a launch angle of 9.2 degrees, and the grounder to second base in the fourth inning had a bat speed of 104.8 kilometers per hour and a launch angle of -36.8 degrees. There were no hard hits.

However, in the later at-bats, his bat speed gradually returned. In the sixth inning, the ball hit to center field was 163.2 kilometers, and in the eighth inning, the ball hit to shortstop was 169.5 kilometers. Regardless of the outcome, you can see that the points are slowly coming together in his 안전놀이터 timing. In his first at-bat on the ninth, Na Sung-beom hit a strong 168.8-kilometer fastball to the side of the first baseman for a triple, and in his second at-bat, he hit a 170.6-kilometer fastball.

The gradual increase in hard-hit percentage symbolizes that Na’s hitting point is not following the ball and is within his normal range. If this trend continues, we can expect steady long ball production. His performance on the ninth took some of the pressure off. However, he’s still not the same player we know. He still needs to put the ball in play a little more. That’s one more challenge.

He barely made one sweet spot hit (8-32 degree launch angle) in Game 8 (9.2 degrees twice) and none in four at-bats in Game 9. A launch angle lower than 8 degrees increases the likelihood of being stuck in the infield, while a launch angle higher than 32 degrees increases the likelihood of being 카지노사이트 hit for a fly ball due to the longer travel time. On the 8th and 9th, Na didn’t have a single pitch that met both the hard-hit (ping-pong ball over 152.9 kilometers per hour) and sweet-spot criteria. In fact, you need to have a lot of them to increase your batting average.

In the end, one shot can change everything. Once you’ve found your groove, you can get back to your typical form of hitting one long ball after another. Once he finds it, he has the skill and experience to keep it relatively consistent. With his breakout season just around the corner, it will be interesting to see how he performs at the plate this week and what his stats look like.


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