We’re already a quarter of the way there. Now we have to worry about the lowest batting average of all time.
The batting average of the number one hitter is dropping. As of the 26th, the top hitter is SSG Landers’ Eredia. He’s batting 3-for-9 (55 hits in 167 at-bats – 0.3293). In second place is Moon Sung-joo of the LG Twins, who is 3-for-2 (152-for-50, 0.3289). In third place is LG’s Austin Dean with 6 runs, fourth is KIA Tigers’ Choi Hyung-woo with 4 runs, and fifth is Kiwoom Heroes’ Kim Hye-sung with 2 runs.메이저사이트
The four-hit streak was broken early. LG’s Kim Hyun-soo was the last player to reach 4% (34 hits in 85 at-bats) on 2 May. Since then, the batting average of the number one hitter has continued to drop.
If Heredia finishes the season with his current batting average, it will rank third on the all-time list of lowest batting averages. The lowest batting average for a batting champion in history is 3.227 (112 hits in 342 at-bats) by Go Won-bu of the Binggrae Eagles in 1989, and the second lowest is 3.229 (100 hits in 304 at-bats – 0.3289) by Jang Hyo-jo of Samsung in 1986. These are the only two times in history that the number one batsman has ever hit 3 for 2. All the others have batted at least 3.3.
Until last year, there had only been seven times in 41 years that the No. 1 hitter had failed to hit over 3.4. Since the 2000s, it has only happened three times: LG’s Lee Byung-kyu in 2005 (0.337), Lotte’s Lee Dae-ho in 2006 (0.336), and KIA’s Lee Hyun-gon in 2007 (0.338). In the 15 years from 2007 to last year, there was no batting champion with a batting average of 3.34 or higher.
Kiwoom’s Lee Jung-hoo won the title for the second year in a row, with a 3.36 in 2021 and a 3.44 last year.
The worry is that this season will be the lowest batting average ever.
There won’t be many triple-hitters this season. As of the 26th, there are only 15 batters with a .300 average, from Heredia in first place to Ryu Ji-hyuk (KIA-0.300) in 15th place. Last year, there were 20 players with a triple-digit batting average by the end of May. And only 13 batters were over .300 on the final day of the season.
Overall batting averages are also low this season. As of the 26th, the KBO’s batting average is 2.056. This is the lowest batting average of the season, although it has been declining since the introduction of less rebounding balls in 2019.
In 2018, the batting average reached 2.8 pounds 6 inches, dropped to 2.6 pounds 7 inches in 2019, and slightly increased to 2.7 pounds 3 inches in 2020, but it was 2.6 pounds for two consecutive years in 2021 and last year, and this season it is only 2.5 pounds 6 inches.
This is the lowest rate since 2006 when it was 2.5 pence. In the 2000s, he has batted in the double figures only twice, in 2006 and 2012, when he batted in the double figures. It would be the first time in 11 years that he has hit in the double digits this season.
What will be the record of this year’s batting champion in a two-hitter season, how many triple-hitters will there be, and how much will the overall batting average drop?