As soon as I came to the KBO, I was 0.053 sluggish… Does the U.S. Hide 32 Home Run Power?
Is it that the ‘sealing’ hasn’t been released yet? When will he be able to show off his superpowers as he hit 32 home runs in the US Minor League Triple-A last year?
Jason Martin (28), the new NC foreign hitter, came to Korea after being treated with a total of 1 million dollars (down payment 180,000 dollars, annual salary 720,000 dollars). Last year, in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, he tied for first place in the home run category, and is a powerful hitter. NC is expecting a lot from Martin enough to evaluate him as “not only power, but also good forward thinking and excellent contact ability.”
But still no startup sound. In an exhibition game against KIA held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 26th, Martin entered the plate with Choi Seung-min’s pinch hit in the top of the 8th inning with a chance for 2 out and 3 base, but left-handed pitcher Choi Ji-min’s 145km fastball led to a fly ball out in right field, and this time, Martin did not hit again. couldn’t add
Martin’s batting average in exhibition games has fallen to .053 (1 hit in 19 at-bats). At least one hit was a single, and he has already struck out nine times. Even though it is a demonstration game, it is a big concern for NC that the condition does not come up.
In fact, Martin suffered from tonsillitis and had difficulty managing his condition. Manager Kang In-kwon said, “After coming to Korea, Martin had tonsillitis and was in a deteriorating condition.” Coach Kang In-kwon said, “I will show myself only when I fill the number of at-bats. I do not doubt my skills. I think I still need time.” showed unwavering faith. 먹튀검증
Last year, NC had difficulty producing long hits as Na Seong-beom transferred to KIA and foreign hitter Nick Martini only hit 15 home runs. This year, NC’s long hitting power is not highly evaluated. So Martin’s performance can be said to be the key point. If Martin transfers his performance in Triple-A last year to the KBO League this year, the NC lineup can become even stronger. There are hitters such as Son Ah-seop, Park Min-woo, and Park Kun-woo, who are well versed in batting, but it is difficult to expect long hits from them.
When will Martin be able to show the majesty of the ‘Triple A Home Run King’? NC has two demonstration matches left. I wonder if it will be time for Martin to regain his condition little by little.