“It will definitely help the team”.

Park Jin-man, manager of the Samsung Lions, is looking forward to the increased base size.

The KBO decided to increase base sizes starting this season. Last year, Major League Baseball increased the size of the bases at first, second, and third base, excluding home plate, from 15 inches (38.1 centimeters) square to 18 inches (45.7 centimeters). The distance between the bases was also shortened by 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) between first and second base, creating a more favorable environment for stealing bases.

As a result, the average stolen base attempts per game (1.4 to 1.8), stolen bases (1.0 to 1.4), and stolen base success rate (75.4% to 80.2%) all increased dramatically from the previous year. The number of players with 30 or more stolen bases tripled from just six in 2022 to 18 last year.

The KBO said, “The base size expansion will be implemented from the first half of the season for both the KBO League and the Future League, and the new bases will be installed at each stadium in February. 카지노사이트 This is expected to reduce the incidence of player injuries and increase stolen base attempts, resulting in more exciting plays.”

“We will also apply the defensive shift restriction to the KBO League and Futures League from the first half of the season to encourage more aggressive play and strengthen our defense.”

Park believes the increased base size will have a positive effect on the team.

Samsung finished fifth in the league last year with 103 team stolen bases. Ryu Ji-hyuk led the team in stolen bases with 26.

Park Jin-man said, “I didn’t know him when he was at KIA, but after he came to our team, I realized he was good at stealing bases. Stealing bases is not just about having fast feet. You have to have sense and understand the habits of opposing pitchers,” Park said, praising Ryu’s stealing ability.

Kim Sung-yoon set a new single-season record with 20 stolen bases, while Kim Ji-chan (13) and Koo Ja-uk (12) also reached double-digit stolen bases.

Kim Ji-chan, in particular, has been one of the team’s most consistent stealers, reaching 20 stolen bases for the third straight year since 2020.

“We have about half of our hitters who can play (in the starting lineup),” said Park Jin-man. If he is in good form, he can easily reach 30 stolen bases. Ryu Ji-hyuk, Kim Ji-chan, 온라인카지노사이트 and Kim Sung-yoon all have great running ability. Kim Hyun-jun should also focus on this aspect. It will definitely help the team.”

In baseball, there is a saying that ‘there is no slump in the foot’. An ace can have a control wobble, and a third baseman can have an off day, but a fast foot can’t go anywhere, barring injury.

Samsung focused on bolstering the mound in the offseason, but there wasn’t much of a plus on offense. It will be interesting to see how much an increase in base size will help Samsung improve his offense.

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