“Stat management? Players can’t do it if they try to do it” 2nd line of the 10 billion hitter controversy, the more important thing is the mindset than the skill


NC Dinos Park Geon-woo (33) was excluded from the first team entry for harming teamwork.

NC Dinos coach Kang In-kwon revealed the reason for excluding Park Kun-woo from the first team entry on the 3rd in an interview before the game with Kiwoom Heroes of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 4th. 

NC, which is in 3rd place in the league, suffered 3 consecutive losses as of the 3rd, and made the decision to send the main hitter, Park Kun-woo, to the 2nd team even in an urgent situation to escape from the losing streak. Last season, he signed a contract for a total of 10 billion won over 6 years, and this season, he had a batting average of 2.8% (73 hits in 255 at-bats), 7 homers, 41 RBIs, and an OPS of .816 in 69 games. that is unusual 토토사이트

Director Kang In-kwon said, “Everyone will be curious, but I hope I don’t over-interpret. It is true that Park Kun-woo complained of discomfort here and there during the game last week. He just thinks that as a senior, he has not only skills but also virtues to possess. As he said while becoming a manager, he has a direction that he doesn’t want to deviate from the original team. In that part, I was very sorry for Park Gun-woo,” he explained the reason for Park Gun-woo’s expulsion from the first team. 

The decisive opportunity for Park Kun-woo to go down to the 2nd team was the KT game on the 2nd. At that time, Park Gun-woo had a good performance with 2 hits in 4 at-bats. However, in the 8th inning, where the team was losing 0-1, Choi Jeong-won was replaced and the game ended that day, and NC lost 0-5 with 4 runs in the 8th inning without Park Gun-woo. Manager Kang In-kwon said, “It can be said that Sunday’s game was decisive. It is absolutely not about taming the players or setting discipline. As I always said, it can be seen that I sent a message that I must not deviate from my principles.” 

Regarding the player who manages individual performance to the extent of being called ‘stat management’, coach Kang In-kwon said, “I don’t think a player should express his opinion to be replaced. Player appointments are judged by the coaching staff, and the final decision is made by the coach. You can’t always play in good form, and you don’t always have to drop out or be on the bench if you’re bad. The existing principles are important.” 

In order for Park Kun-woo to return to the first team, he has to show that his attitude toward the game has changed. Manager Kang In-kwon said, “It is not for me to judge whether Park Kun-woo will be able to rise to the first team immediately. The coaches of Team C will watch the training and games and report back. Also, I will listen to what the players on our team are thinking and make a decision.” 

Director Kang In-kwon, who asked Park Kun-woo to “be a bit more mature,” said, “Park Kun-woo is a player representing Korea. There are also friends who watch Park Gun-woo and play baseball. That’s why I want to hope that he treats me better.” 

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