The most intriguing aspect of Kia Tigers’ Na Sung-beom’s (34) record this season is his home runs. This is because he has a bizarrely high ‘purity’. Incredibly, he has produced 14 home runs in just 46 games through three days. He even showed off his unique “drive” ability by homering in three consecutive games, from the 31st of last month against the Gwangju NC Dinos to the 2nd against the Incheon SSG Landers.
카지노사이트Through three games this season, he is batting .344 with 14 home runs, 44 RBIs, and 42 runs scored. Despite only starting the season in late June due to a calf injury, he’s already drawn double-digit arches early. That’s the fewest games of any hitter with 10 or more homers.
In all, Na has 62 hits, 14 of which are home runs. That’s why his on-base percentage is over 6%. This is even more remarkable when compared to the likes of Kang Min-ho of the Samsung Lions and Jose Rojas of the Doosan Bears, who both hit 14 home runs in less than 100 games.
At his current pace, he should be able to repeat his 20-homer performance from last year. Na played in 144 games in 2022, batting .320 with 21 home runs, 97 RBIs, and 92 runs scored. He’s playing less games this year, so his RBIs and runs scored won’t match last year’s numbers, but his home run total is already close to seven.
If Na hits 20 home runs this season, he will set a new record for hitting 20 home runs in less than 100 games. KIA has played 108 games through three days and still has 36 games left. Even if Na Sung-beom plays all of the remaining games, it will only be 82 games.
The most recent player to accomplish this feat was Park Byung-ho, who played for the Kiwoom Heroes (now KT Wiz) in the 2020 season. Park hit 21 home runs in 93 games. He was unable to reach 100 games due to a wrist injury.
Of course, it’s not easy. Still, Na’s current home run pace is impressive. With the Tigers leading the way to the postseason, we’re curious to see if Nasta can follow in Park’s footsteps and set another record.