As of the 6th, Lotte is the 3rd team with the fewest errors (81) among the 10 professional baseball teams.
In fact, the team was tied for second place in this category until shortstop Gudrum (31) recorded an error in the game on the 6th, when they lost 2-7 to Samsung.먹튀검증
But why does Lotte seem to be so bad at defense?
Of course, it’s because they can’t actually defend.
Lotte Na Kyun-an failed to secure a victory in the Ulsan game on the 6th despite allowing 1 run (non-earned run) in 6 innings. Provided by Lotte
In baseball, being good at defense means being good at catching outs.
So if you want to know how good a team is at defending, look at how well they get outs.
This is because, broadly speaking, whether it is a hit or an error, it is the same in that it is ‘not caught’.
How do we measure this? All you have to do is just count them.
The league average is 0.678.
So far this season, the total number of in-play hits (pair hits excluding home runs) allowed by Lotte’s pitching staff is 3,096.
Lotte fielders treated 2,039 (65.9%) of these as outs.
Among the 10 professional baseball teams, Lotte is the only one whose DER (der) of fair hits is less than two-thirds (66.7%).
So, among the 10 professional baseball teams, Lotte is the team with the worst defense.
The average winning percentage of the 10 teams in games where mistakes were made was 0.441.
Lotte players are also very sensitive to mistakes.
In 58 games without a single mistake, Lotte recorded 35 wins and 23 losses (a winning percentage of 0.603).
If an error is made, the score goes down to 18 wins and 37 losses (0.327 winning percentage).
Lotte is the team with the largest difference in winning percentage (0.276) between games where errors were made and games where errors were not made.
The line graph represents the expected win probability, and the bar graph represents the leverage index.
The reason Lotte is sensitive to mistakes is because they make mistakes at important moments.
In sabermetrics (baseball statistics), an indicator called the Leverage Index (LI) is used to determine important moments in a game.
For example, when a game starts in the top of the first inning, LI is around 0.9.
When the home team is behind by 1 run and the bases are loaded with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, LI soars to 10.9.
Average of 9 teams excluding Lotte: 1.10
When Lotte committed a mistake, the average LI was 1.43.
A mistake was made at a critical moment 43% more than usual (LI 1.0).
Of course, this is also the highest record among the 10 professional baseball teams.
Therefore, it is not surprising that when a mistake is made, the team’s performance plummets.
Doosan ranks first in total points conceded after errors with 104 points.
Lotte also ranks first in the average number of points given until the end of the inning after an error is made.
You fall into a vicious cycle of making mistakes at important moments, failing to correct them, and eventually giving up points.
If a team like this plays good baseball, it could be even stranger.
So, it can be said that players who are not good at defense but are not used to being unable to play defense are playing for Lotte.
Lotte cheering message. Provided by Lotte
“Don’t hit a ball that’s hard to hit, and don’t catch a ball that’s hard to catch.”
Novelist Park Min-gyu wrote in his 2003 novel ‘The Last Fan Club of Sammi Superstars’ (which plagiarized the post ‘Professional baseball viewed upside down’ that was popular on the PC news agency ‘Clairvoyant’ in the 1990s) that Sammi pursues “baseball as self-discipline.” I wrote that I did it.
You have probably seen by now that Lotte is a team that does not catch balls that are difficult to catch.
Lotte also ranks first in the league in terms of the percentage of players watching the ball thrown by the opposing pitcher (56.1%).
Even if players are free to play baseball for self-discipline, what on earth is Lotte fans guilty of?