“Forget O’Grady’s nightmare” Hanwha’s new foreign hitter Williams joins Saturday, debuts against KT next week
- on Jun 21, 2023
Shall we forget about Brian O’Grady?
Nick Williams, the new foreign batter for the Hanwha Eagles, will make his debut next week안전놀이터. If there is no variable, he will participate in the KT Wiz match at Daejeon Stadium next week.
After the expelled O’Grady last played against the Lotte Giants on May 18, a foreign hitter enters the Hanwha batting line in about a month.
Williams entered Korea on the 22nd, completed a medical check in Seoul on the 23rd, and moved to Daejeon. On the 24th, the next day, he joins the first team on an expedition to Changwon.
Coach Choi Won-ho said, “I don’t think there will be any problems adjusting to jet lag next week after entering Korea on the 22nd. I will watch the training for a day or two. I can play in the first team game immediately after playing in the Mexican league.”
On the 18th, Hanwha announced that it had signed a contract with American outfielder Williams for a total of $450,000 (down payment of $150,000, annual salary of $250,000, and incentive of $50,000).
Williams, a lefty pitcher, made his major league debut in 2017 with the Philadelphia Phillies. He has power, such as hitting double-digit home runs (12 home runs -17 home runs) for two consecutive years from 2017 to 2018. He played in 294 career major league games through 2021, posting a batting average of 2.5 1 Lee, 31 home runs, and 110 RBIs.
He hit 3.4, 9 homers and 28 RBIs this season for the Toros de Tijuana in the Mexican League.
Williams is expected to play as a left-right and corner outfielder. Director Choi Won-ho said, “Even if Williams joins, I will appoint Moon Hyun-bin as the center fielder.”