KT Wiz Kang Baek-ho, who decided to change from first baseman to outfielder, will play left fielder instead of right fielder.
KT coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “I decided that Kang Baek-ho was better left fielder than right fielder.” The existing outfield line consisting of left fielder Alford, center fielder Bae Jeong-dae and right fielder Cho Yong-ho will be reorganized into Kang Baek-ho, Bae Jeong-dae and Cho Yong-ho. Alford will be the designated hitter when Kang Baek-ho plays in left field. In this scenario, Kang Baek-ho and Alford split the left fielder and designated hitter positions.먹튀검증
When Kang Baek-ho played as an outfielder in the past, he mainly played right fielder. He played as a right fielder during the period when he was a pitcher and catcher who threw a 150km fastball. Even when he tried to return to the outfield this time, he thought of right fielder. By the way, Kang Baek-ho played right fielder in an exhibition game against the LG Twins on the 23rd, and then left fielder from the 3rd inning. And before LG on the 24th, he started as a left fielder.
Coach Lee revealed that he decided to position Baek-ho Kang as the left fielder to reduce his defensive burden. Manager Lee said, “Because there are a lot of strong left-handed hitters these days, a lot of strong hits go to the right, and a lot of difficult hits go wrong,” he said. “I decided that left field was better to reduce the burden on the defense.” This is also why players who switched positions from catcher to outfielder, such as Doosan Bears Kim Jae-hwan and KIA Tigers Choi Hyung-woo, mainly play left fielders.
As Kang Baek-ho went to the outfield, traffic control became necessary. Currently, four people, including Alford’s assigned team, Cho Yong-ho and Kang Baek-ho, will be in charge of three outfield positions and designated hitters. Considering the importance of defense, Alford and Kang Baek-ho, who are weak in defense, will alternate between left fielder and designated hitter.
It seems unlikely that Kang Baek-ho will be the first baseman. Coach Lee said, “I don’t really like Park Byeong-ho to go out as a designated hitter. So, when I give Park a break, I’m thinking of letting him rest on the bench and then going out as a pinch hitter at the end. At this time, I’m thinking of appointing another player at first base.” “If Park Byeong-ho goes out as the designated hitter, Kang Baek-ho may take over as first baseman,” he said.
Kang Baek-ho continued his good hitting feeling by posting a solo shot at the end of the 5th inning and posting 2 hits and 1 RBI in 3 at-bats.
Kang Baek-ho’s sudden return to the outfield has complicated traffic control, but it’s not a situation where the starting pitcher has to leave, so it won’t be difficult. I wonder what kind of blow Kang Baek-ho, who declared a revival this season, will show in left field with less defensive pressure.