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“Park Hyo-joon’s June is hot.” He has a batting average of 0.340-3 home runs and 10 RBIs, waiting for an Oakland call-up

Lee Jung-hoo (26, San Francisco Giants), Bae Ji-hwan (25, Pittsburgh Pirates), and Kim Ha-sung (29, San Diego Padres) showed sluggish performance. When will another Korean big leaguer come out? Park Hyo-joon (28, Oakland Athletics) is boosting his batting performance while waiting for the right time.
Park Hyo-joon of the Triple-A team Las Vegas Aviators under Oakland started the Triple-A game against the Tacoma Rainers (under the Seattle Mariners) at Tacoma Chaney Stadium in Washington on the 21st (Korea time) and recorded one hit, one walk, one strikeout, and one stolen base in two at-bats.

With the two consecutive hits, Park’s batting average for the Triple-A season rose from 0.282 to 0.284, his on-base plus slugging percentage rose from 0.397, and his on-base plus slugging percentage rose from 0.401 to 0.421. His on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) was 0.822.

In particular, Park is displaying offensives just as hot weather in June. In the 16 games he played in June, Park is leading the lineup with a batting average of 0.340 (17 hits in 50 times at bat), three homers and 10 RBIs, an on-base percentage of 0.441, a slugging percentage of 0.580 and an OPS of 1.021.

In the top of the third inning on the day, he hit a nine-pitch sinker after a full count match, and hit a hit to the right field with a fastball of 109.4 miles per hour (176.1 kilometers). He also stole second base. It was his 11th of this season.

In the fifth inning, he calmly walked to get on base even in the full count. He struck out in the seventh inning, but successfully got on multiple bases, boasting his outstanding sense of play.

Park, who signed a minor league contract with Oakland, made a strong impression at the exhibition game with a batting average of 0.477 with one homer, nine RBIs with a on-base percentage of 0.478, a slugging percentage of 0.659 and an OPS of 1.137. “Park has been remarkable in this camp. He impressed me among the players who did not get many opportunities in the big leagues,” Oakland manager Mark Katsay said. MLB.COM, the official website of the Major League Baseball, also predicted Park will join the 26-man opening roster.
I didn’t know that I wouldn’t get a chance for so long. As the team does not have a solid playership, it has lost 100 games for two consecutive years, and due to circumstances in which the team needs to find future resources, it is expected that the team will try to take advantage of Park Hyo-joon.

With 28 wins and 49 losses and a 0.364 win rate, Oakland remains at the bottom of the AL West this season. The team already has 16 games to play against the Seattle Mariners, which makes it hard to expect a baseball game in fall this season.

Park Hyo-joon is playing in all outfield positions as well as second baseman in Triple-A, which is a resource to call up considering Oakland’s current situation.

Oakland’s main second baseman Jack Geloff is in a slump with a batting average of 0.202 with 8 home runs, 21 RBIs and 8 steals with an OPS of 0.619. 안전놀이터

There is no clear player in the outfield either. J.J. Bloodyay hit 10 home runs with an OPS of 0.809, Miguel Anduha posted a batting average of 0.330 and an OPS of 0.783, but all other outfield resources have an OPS of less than 600.

Of course, it is true that it is not easy to get a call-up from the big leagues with the current performance. However, the fact that it is on a steep rise in June raises expectations. If it can continue to have the same impact as June’s performance, Oakland will have no choice but to test it in the MLB at least once.

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