Left-handed hitters from Korea were weak against left-handed pitchers in the major leagues.
Choo Shin-soo,토토사이트 who is considered the best left-handed hitter in Korea, had an all-time batting average of 0.242 against left-handed pitchers. Against right pitchers, it was 0.289.
Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates) was also weak against left-handed pitchers. His career batting average against left pitchers is 0.201. Against right pitchers, it is 0.244.
But rookie Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh) is different. Although he is a left-handed hitter, he is showing a stronger side against left-handed pitchers.
As of the 27th (Korean time) this season, Bae Ji-hwan is recording a batting average of 0.271 with 36 hits in 133 at-bats. He hit two home runs and had 12 RBIs. He also ranks first on the team with 14 stolen bases.
Against left-handed pitchers, he has a batting average of 0.342 with 13 hits in 38 at-bats. everyone is single
Against right pitchers, he is batting 0.242 with 23 hits in 95 at-bats.
His batting average against left-handed pitchers is 10% higher.
However, he recorded 8 extra-base hits (6 doubles, 2 home runs) against right-handed pitchers.
At home, he recorded a batting average of 0.293 and marked 0.253 on the road.
The batting average in March and April was only 0.250, but
the batting average in May was 0.302, showing good results.
On the other hand, according to Baseball Reference, Bae Ji-hwan’s WAR (contribution to victory over substitute player) was negative in the past, but now it is 0.0.