Kiwoom Heroes will continue with Ronnie Dawson (28) for one more year.
Kiwoom Heroes announced on the 11th, “We signed a contract with foreign hitter Dawson for a total of $600,000, including $550,000 in annual salary and $50,000 in incentives, for the 2024 season.”
Dawson wrote a substitute player success story.
Kiwoom recruited Edison Russell as a foreign hitter for the 2023 season. He tried his hand again after three years, but the results were not good.
Russell was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the first round (11th overall) of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft and then moved to the Chicago Cubs through a trade in July 2014. He debuted in the Major League in 2015 and played a key role in the Cubs’ championship win in 2016 by showing off his outstanding defensive skills. His hitting ability was also excellent, as he hit 21 home runs in 151 games.
He wore the Kiwoom uniform as a replacement foreign player for Taylor Motor in 2021, but his performance fell short of expectations with a batting average of .254, 4, 먹튀검증 and 2 home runs in 65 games. He ultimately left the KBO league after failing to renew his contract.
After three years, Kiwoom recruited Russell again.
He judged that he had grown further during this time.
He left a good record with a batting average of .208, 6 ri, 4 home runs, and 42 RBI in 59 games this season, but he did not meet Kiwoom’s standards. What came along with the release of Russell was the recruitment of Dawson.
Born in 1995, Dawson was born in Ohio, USA, and wore the Houston Astros uniform in the second round (61st overall) of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. He debuted in the Major League in 2021 and transferred to the Cincinnati Reds in 2022.
He played for the Lexington Counterclocks of the American Independent Atlantic League this year. At that time, in 63 games, he had a batting average of .208, 2 doubles, 13 home runs, 39 RBIs, and 13 stolen bases.
At the time of his recruitment, Kiwoom said, “He is a right-handed pitching left-handed outfielder who is close to a 5-tool player. He is talented in attack, defense, and base running. He has strong strength coming from his 188cm 90kg muscular body and the ability to make good batted balls with a fast swing speed. He has the power and base running sense. “He also has a wide defensive range and a good batting reaction speed,” he explained the background to his recruitment.
In the major league, he played a total of 2 seasons, appearing in 4 games and recording 1 hit in 8 at-bats. In 641 minor league games, he had a batting average of .247, 72 home runs, 305 RBI, 387 runs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.743.
At the time, Kiwoom general manager Ko Hyeong-wook
“We made all-out changes to increase scoring production,” and added, “I hope that we can infuse positive energy through the performance of offensive and defensive players.”
Dawson quickly integrated into the KBO League with his unique positive attitude. He showed extraordinary adaptability by taking care of not only the players but also the front office. A Kiwoom official smiled and said, “As far as friendliness, I think it’s as good as ever.”
He appeared in 57 games this season and successfully finished the season with a batting average of .333, 6, 3, 3 home runs, and 29 RBI, and Kiwoom early on listed Dawson as a candidate for a renewal.
Kiwoom said, “Dawson is a 5-tool player type and contributed to the team’s victory by playing in various positions such as offense, defense, and base running. Thanks to his unique cheerful personality, he had good relationships with his teammates, and he was positive for the team with his sincere training attitude in every way. He explained the background to the contract renewal, saying, “It instilled positive energy.”
Dawson said through the club immediately after signing the contract, “I am more than happy to be able to play in the KBO League again. 메이저 토토사이트 I am especially happy to be able to meet again with the Kiwoom Heroes fans who gave me so much love. I will do my best to help the team achieve more wins next season. “He expressed his feelings.