Left-handed outfielder who entered the KBO League as a substitute during the season. He played in 39 games side by side, and his status in the team is “sky and ground.”
Ronnie Dawson (28) of the Kiwoom Heroes is a key player in the batting lineup. He is batting .34 (52 hits in 153 at-bats) with three home runs, 22 RBIs and 26 runs scored, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) is 0.860. He scored 327 with a runner in the scoring position due to his strong chance. Since his first appearance against the Lotte Giants on July 22, he has continued to play steadily without ups and downs. He hit in 28 of 39 games. He played as the first player in the away NC Dinos match from the 5th to the 6th.
As Edison Russell’s injury gap lengthened, the Heroes recruited Dawson, who played in the U.S. Independent League. But his career is shabby. He played in four major league games and hit one at-bats. In the minor leagues, he batted 247 with 72 home runs and 305 RBIs in 641 games, which is not a noticeable stat.
The same is true of this year’s independent league performance. He hit .282 (70 hits in 248 at-bats) 13 home runs and 39 RBIs in 63 games. 스포츠토토
However, he immediately adapted to Korean baseball and grew into a key hitter. A club official said, “I’ve been checking this player since I was in the minor league. “I paid attention to his stable batting posture,” he said.
If he maintains his current performance, he is very likely to renew his contract. Director Hong Won-ki said that Dawson’s strength is consistency.
Nick Williams (30) of the Hanwha Eagles went out as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning against the SSG Landers on the 5th and picked up a walk. It was his second walk in 151 at-bats. In the game on the 6th, he played as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 11th inning of extra time and got on base due to an infielder error.
As of the 6th, he has not started since the KIA Tigers match on August 26th, with a batting average of 219 ri (32 hits in 146 at-bats) with four home runs and 18 RBIs and 16 runs scored. I watched three games from the bench. In the first half of the year, he would have decided to leave without hesitation.
Coach Choi Won-ho said, “There are not many hits even during batting practice. “If a pitcher who is not fast-paced comes out, I will use him as a pinch hitter in the second half of the game,” he said.
Williams joined Brian O’Grady as a replacement in June. He is a foreign hitter who was brought a month after Ogredi was released.
Made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2017. He hit 12 home runs in 2017 and 17 in 2018. He played in 294 career games and batted .251, 31 home runs, and 110 RBIs. This year, he played in the Mexican league and got a call from Hanwha.
Dawson signed a total of $85,000 (about 110 million won) including incentives, and Williams signed a contract for $450,000 (about 600 million won). Dawson’s ransom is less than 20% of Williams, and his performance is much better. It shows that major league career and name value do not necessarily lead to success. It can only be explained that the Heroes have a good eye for players.