Hanwha foreign hitter Brian O’Grady was called up on the 11th when former Hanwha coach Carlos Subero left the team. The system has changed overnight, but survival is still a narrow gate. This is because new coach Choi Won-ho also has no will to actively appoint him.
On the 12th, it was the 12th that led coach Choi Won-ho’s first win in his debut by winning 3 consecutive wins against Incheon SSG with a 5-2 victory. There was no stake in O’Grady. Only the bench was heated throughout the game. There was no substitute opportunity.
The reason is clear. This is because the current flow of Hanwha’s batting line is good. The need for change is not great.
Hanwha has scored 14 points during the recent three-game winning streak. On the first day of his appointment, Lee Jin-young (2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI),메이저놀이터Eurogyeol (1 hit in 4 at-bats), and Lee Won-seok (2 runs scored) came out as an outfielder. “There is no need to shake the good flow,” is Choi’s idea.
Coach Choi Won-ho prefers “fixing the starting lineup in good condition”. For O’Grady, it may be difficult to seize the opportunity until it shows strong signs of a rebound.At the inaugural press conference, coach Choi Won-ho said, “Looking at the batting part, the players are in good condition now, but I don’t see the need to force O’Grady. The recent few games have been good, so we will discuss with the batting part every day whether or not to use O’Grady.” said. “I’m sorry, the general manager. Smith is leaving right away, and Brian O’Grady is also sluggish. O’Grady came to the first team in the process of correcting mistakes with the second team hitting coach. I think he needs to improve a lot. It has to get better. I try to determine when to put in after looking at his condition.”
Former coach Subero, who watched the practice betting on the first day of the call-up, also withheld a positive answer, saying, “The swing has become shorter. The batting looks good,” but “Everyone knows that the game and practice are different.”
Coach Choi Won-ho said, “I will catch games that I can win.”
As long as the flow of close combat continues, there is no time to experiment and give O’Grady a chance. There is a high possibility that he will be replaced as a pinch hitter or in a game where the score difference is wide. He must hold on tight to that rare opportunity. I don’t have much time. This month is the Maginot Line.
O’Gredi had a 0.127 batting average, no home runs, and eight RBIs in 17 first-team games before going to the Futures League.
Even in the 8 games in the 18 days he stayed in the Futures League, he only had a 0.179 batting average and 1 RBI.