The man of May is back. A batting average of 0.313 is not simply important.
KIA foreign hitter Socrates Brito flew in 26 games in May 2022 with 44 hits in 106 at bats, a batting average of 0.415, 5 home runs, 28 RBIs, 20 points and 3 steals. In April, he had a sense of crisis as he was sluggish with a batting average of 0.227, 1 home run and 9 RBIs, but in May he rebounded 180 degrees and was reborn as a filial foreign hitter.
April of this year was better than April of last year. In 23 games, he went 25-for-90 with a batting average of .278, 2 homers, 13 RBI, 9 runs and 3 stolen bases. However, May has less impact than last May. In 12 games, 15 hits in 48 at-bats, a batting average of 0.313, 3 homers, 10 RBIs, 8 runs scored and 2 stolen bases.
To be honest, the performance in May last year was so outstanding. What’s important is not the numbers themselves, but getting the hits the team needs at the right time. Manager Kim Jong-guk recently commented that whenever Socrates’ question came up, he expected to hit a hole in the match or RBI situation.
Socrates’ batting average is 0.286. It is slightly lower than the 2022 season scoring average of 0.296. Actually, 0.286 this year is not too bad. However, the decisive factor that Socrates’ destructive power this year seems to be less than last year is long hits. There were not many long hits in scoring range.
According to Stats, a baseball statistics site, Socrates’ slugging percentage in scoring range this season is 0.486. It is slightly above last year’s 0.479. However, this figure is the result of Socrates’ natural adjustment in the process of hitting in 6 consecutive games and multi-hit in 3 consecutive games. Until mid-May, most of them were singles in scoring range.
To be sure, Socrates has recently started getting long hits. On the 16th and 17th, he hit a home run against Samsung in Daegu and against Kiwoom in Gwangju on the 20th, and also hit a double against Doosan in Jamsil on the 14th and against Kiwoom on the 20th. There were times when he was not in scoring position, but double hits and home runs in the presence of runners are definitely meaningful. Even in the game on the 20th, Kiwoom Ariel Hurado hit a come-from-behind final two-run four.
Naturally, the RBI rises steeply. 8 RBIs in the last 10 games and 23 RBIs for the season. It is true that the RBI pace has fallen too far. KIA’s batting line is generally on the rise in May, but Socrates’ RBI did not speed up.
Still, the KIA lineup needs a long hit.메이저놀이터 Na Seong-beom has yet to play in a single game. Hwang Dae-in and Byeon Woo-hyuk are unable to find a seat. Outfielders such as Lee Chang-jin, Ko Jong-wook, and Lee Woo-seong are struggling, but it is true that Choi Hyeong-woo is highly dependent on long hits.
In this situation, Socrates began to hit long hits with runners in the scoring position the team wanted. It seems that there was an adjustment to the hitting timing and rhythm. If you look at the average, it is lower than last year’s May, but the recent appearance of Socrates is what KIA wants. It is the promised month of May.