O’Grady, who became the ‘worst strikeout rate ever’, ended up doing another 2nd run… Will he be able to come back?
Is it possible for Hanwha foreign hitter O’Grady to rebound in a frustrating situation?
Hanwha lost 1-3 in the match against LG at Jamsil Stadium on the 19th. On this day, O’Grady was excluded from the starting lineup. Hanwha selected Kwang-Min Kwon, Hyun-Bin Moon, and Jin-Young Lee as their outfield line.
Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho said, “Currently, Moon Hyun-bin’s hitting is competitive in the outfield. We had a coaching staff meeting and decided not to limit Moon Hyun-bin to an infielder, but to play about 30% of them as an outfielder,” he explained. I can’t not use it today,” he said. Then, he added, “O’Grady doesn’t play well,” adding that O’Grady was excluded from the start.
O’Grady’s grades are disappointing. In 22 games he appeared in, he had a batting average of 1.25 (10-for-80) with 8 RBIs, an on-base percentage of .174, a slugging percentage of .163, and an OPS of just .337. His batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage are all in the 10% range. He walked 5 times and struck out 40 times. In 86 plate appearances, almost half of them are strikeouts. Strikeout rate 46.5%
O’Grady went down to the second group in late April and had time to adjust. However, it was called up on the 11th without any hopeful factors. Even in the Futures League, he did not show good batting average with a batting average of 1.7 and 9.
He returned to the first team and appeared in five games, going 2-for-17 (batting 1.18 with a .18 average) with 1 walk and 9 strikeouts. He’s worse than before. In the last 13 days, his first start after his return, against SSG, he recorded 1 hit in 4 at bats, but in the following 4 games, he has no hits in 13 at bats and strikes out 9. It’s almost a three-stroke machine.
Hanwha played a close 1-3 game from the middle of the game, but O’Grady could not play even as a pinch hitter. In the 7th inning on the Hanwha bench, Choi Jae-hoon’s pinch hit was all.
After one out in the 8th inning, Chae Eun-seong went on base with a hit. Jung Woo-young, who is weak against lefties, was on the mound, but Kim In-hwan and Lee Jin-young were in the batting order, so there was no reason to look for OGrady. Kim In-hwan was a left-handed hitter, and Lee Jin-young had two hits and a batting average of 30% that day.토토사이트
In the 9th inning against LG lefty Ham Deok-joo, there was no pinch hitter for OGrady even in the bottom batting order of 6th to 8th. O’Grady has a batting average of only 7.4 (2 hits in 27 at-bats) against lefties.
In the end, Hanwha drew the sword again. On the 20th, Hanwha canceled O’Grady from the first team entry and called up Lee Do-yoon.