Are you finally breaking away from the ‘perennial prospect’? KT, which is at the bottom due to line injuries to its key players, is still seeking hope with its new fourth hitter, Moon Sang-cheol (32).
Moon Sang-cheol’s baseball life is finally blooming. Moon Sang-cheol, who recorded a batting average of .354 with 3 homers and 12 RBIs this season, is now establishing himself as KT’s fourth hitter. On the 12th, against Lotte in Suwon, he hit a home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to break the team’s 6-game losing streak. In the 10th year of his debut, he became the main character for the first time to finish.
There were many twists and turns. Moon Sang-cheol, who joined KT as a founding member in 2014, received attention every year as a ‘Geopo prospect’, but his performance in the first group was insignificant. He already showed tremendous power in the 2nd team, recording 123 homers in his career, but when he went 스포츠토토up to the 1st team, his bat became infinitely smaller.
Moon Sang-cheol’s career record for the second team was a batting average of .300, 123 homers, 426 RBIs and 59 stolen bases. He was truly a ‘legend’ in the 2nd team, and in the 1st team, he only left a career batting average of .233 with 20 home runs and 77 RBIs.
But this year is different. The opportunity came again due to the line injury of the main players, and on the 3rd against Incheon SSG, he exploded his first 4 hits, and on the 10th against Suwon NC, he scored 3 hits and 4 RBIs, including a home run. He reached a batting average of .432 with 2 homers and 6 RBIs only in May.
Moon Sang-cheol, who said, “I don’t attach meaning to the 4th hitter and just think of it as the 4th hitter,” said Moon Sang-cheol, who did not receive many opportunities in the 1st group compared to the performance shown in the 2nd group, “I felt a hit two or three years ago. There was a good time. The coach somehow sent me to the outfield and let the game go,” he said. .
He had high expectations from those around him, and he himself had an obsessive idea of ’showing something’ whenever he went to the first team. Moon Sang-cheol recalled that time, “It was like that when I was young. ‘I must make my own place’ and ‘I have to go to the first team and do well’.” While experiencing numerous failures and setbacks, he is now rather free from ‘pressure’.
Certainly, playing as a fixture is also a big plus for him. “Even if the first at-bat fails, there is a second at-bat. Based on the last at-bat, I came up with the idea of how to hit next,” says Moon Sang-cheol.
Now, Moon Sang-cheol is no longer labeled as a ‘long-term prospect’. In the end, KT is expecting a synergistic effect with Moon Sang-cheol as ‘National Geopo’ Park Byeong-ho returns. If the destructive power of other ships revives, KT can also expect a rebound. And at the center is Moon Sang-cheol.