Last month, Kang Baek-ho had a .400 batting average to lead the KBO. However, he slowed down in September. As a result, the struggling Wiz slugger is trying his best to hold on and win his first batting title.
Many sluggers in the Korea Baseball Organization are dreaming of having Kang’s season. The 22-year-old player is only in his fourth season in the KBO. Also, he is leading the league in batting average with .364, 146 hits, and an on-base percentage of .458. In addition, he is second in the KBO for a slugging percentage of .556 and third in RBIs with 90.
It is hard to imagine that Kang suffered from a slow September because he remained the league leader in several categories. According to KoreaWager.com sources, he batted .281/.351/.422 in 17 games.
Struggling Wiz Slugger
Kang had a batting average of .418 in May. However, his average dropped steadily in the preceding months. According to the best gambling websites, his average was .377 in June, .333 in July, and his lowest in August with .318.
The KT Wiz slugger was the batting leader for 144 days before Lee Jung-hoo overtook him last Tuesday. According to KT Wiz betting fans, Kang went two out of five that day. On the other hand, Lee was two out of four to have a batting average of .365 to Kang’s .364.
The good news is that Kang regained his leader position on Wednesday. He went one out of three to remain at .364. On the other hand, Lee went zero out of two to drop to .363.
Kang also holds a slight lead in on-base percentage over Hong Chang-ki of the Twins. Also, he has five hits lead over Jose Pirela.
At present, KT Wiz is heading to its first regular-season title. The team has a 5.5 game lead over Samsung Lions with only 32 games left in the season. Also, Kang is the leading MVP candidate being the best hitter while playing for the best team in the KBO.