The NC Dinos are off to a hot start in the KBO, winning their first two games of the 2020 regular season over the Samsung Lions. That is due in large part to the efforts of former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr, who is hitting everything in sight. The 29-year-old even clubbed a moon shot of a solo home run that proved to be an important moment in the game on Wednesday, as the Dinos escaped with a 4-3 victory.
We're not so sure that baseball has landed yet. Talk about announcing your presence in the KBO.
Altherr once looked like a future piece of the Phillies outfield. In 2017, he socked 19 home runs while slashing .272/.340/.516 in 107 games. However, that success was short-lived. He didn't come close to batting over .200 across the next two seasons, and Philadelphia designated him for assignment in the middle of the 2019 season.
The German native is clearly enjoying his time in South Korea thus far. Here's another view of his no-doubt-about-it home run.
More nights like this, and Altherr will quickly become a household name in the KBO. You want to be the next Eric Thames? Then you better mash.