The most interesting part of KIA Tigers Na Seong-beom’s (34) record this season is by far the home run. This is because he boasts a bizarrely high level of ‘purity’. Amazingly, he had produced 14 home runs in just 46 games through the 3rd. From the Gwangju NC Dinos game on the 31st of last month to the Incheon SSG Landers game on the 2nd, he showed off his unique ‘punching’ ability with home runs in three consecutive games.
His performance this season as of the 3rd is a batting average of 0.344, 14 home runs, 44 RBI, and 42 runs. Even though the season only started at the end of June due to a calf injury, he reached double digits early on. He has the fewest number of games among batters who have hit 10 or more home runs.
Na Seong-beom hit a total of 62 hits, including 14 home runs. He is the reason his slugging percentage is over 60%. This is even more remarkable compared to the likes of Na Seong-beom, who hit 14 home runs, such as Kang Min-ho of the Samsung Lions and Jose Rojas of the Doosan Bears, who played around 100 games.
At the current pace, it is worth aiming for 20 home runs this year as well as last year. Na Seong-beom played in 144 games in the 2022 season and recorded a batting average of 0.320, 21 home runs, 97 RBI, and 92 runs. This year, due to the small number of games played, the number of runs batted in and runs scored cannot match last year, but the number of home runs has already reached 7.메이저사이트
If Na Seong-beom hits 20 home runs this season, he will set a new record of hitting 20 home runs without even playing 100 games. KIA has played 108 games as of the 3rd and still has 36 games left. Even if Na Seong-beom plays in all remaining games, he will only play in 82 games.
The most recent person to achieve this record is Byung-ho Park (currently KT Wiz), who was a member of Kiwoom Heroes in the 2020 season. Byung-ho Park hit 21 home runs in 93 games at the time. Park Byung-ho also failed to play in 100 games due to a wrist injury.
Of course it’s not easy. Still, Na Seong-beom’s current home run pace is unusual. I am curious as to whether ‘Nasta’, which is leading the ‘Tiger Corps’ to advance into the postseason, will be able to set another record following Park Byeong-ho.