Run and run again. It is a sight that can be seen in professional baseball this season.

In this year’s KBO League, stealing attempts exploded.

The 10 clubs attempted to steal just 100 times in the 39 games played until the 11th. He made 2.564 runs per game.

This is a significant increase compared to previous years.

Last year, professional baseball attempted to steal 69 times in 40 games at the beginning of the season, 79 times in 41 games in the 2021 season, and 79 times in 42 games in 2020.

In terms of simple figures, it means that stealing attempts have increased by about 20 to 30 percent.

The reason for the increase in stolen bases is that leaders who value strategic baseball entered the KBO League.

Head coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who took the helm of the LG Twins ahead of this season, announced that he would play ‘strategic baseball’ right after taking office, and then digested intensive training during the spring camp.

Since Jamsil Stadium, which is far from the home plate and the outfield fence, is used as the home stadium, the idea was to focus on reaching base and advancing base rather than slugging power with home runs.

LG tried to steal 29 times in 9 games this season and succeeded 18 times. LG was responsible for about 30% of stolen base attempts in the league온라인바카라.

Doosan, where manager Lee Seung-yeop was appointed, also plays a lot. He attempted 14 stolen bases, the second most among 10 clubs, and succeeded in 9. Doosan also uses Jamsil Stadium as its home.

LG and Doosan are cruising for now. The two teams are tied for second place with a record of 6 wins and 3 losses.

However, it cannot be evaluated that stolen bases are directly related to team performance.

According to Statiz, a baseball statistics site, LG’s RAA steal (contribution to stolen base average) is -0.91, the lowest among 10 clubs.

Doosan is also negative at -0.29.

The reason both teams have low RAA steal numbers is because of their low stolen base rates. LG has 62.06% and Doosan has 64.28%. It is lower than the overall success rate of the league (68.8%).

However, the two coaches believe that strategic baseball, such as stealing bases, brings out various side effects that do not appear numerically.

Director Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “If we play baseball actively, the opponent’s battery is psychologically pursued when we run.” It can also deepen the ball mix.”

Director Lee Seung-yeop has the same idea. Director Lee said, “When a runner advances and an extra base, everything changes, such as the opposing team’s defensive formation and the pitcher’s ball combination. Tactical baseball is necessary.”

Of course, this ‘foot baseball’ can only be effective when accompanied by a high on-base rate.

LG is leading the team with an on-base percentage of 0.383 this season, and Doosan is fifth with an average of 0.349.

The stealing effect is not limited to each team ranking fight. This is a good news in terms of box office success in the KBO League.

When players constantly try to steal bases and try to stop them, baseball becomes more exciting and fun.

The American professional baseball Major League (MLB) also used artificial methods to increase stealing attempts.

MLB increased the size of the bases this year to shorten the distance between bases.

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