Last November, Guillermo Heredia signed with the SSG Landers, the defending KBO champions. The 2021 World Series champion reached a $900,000 deal that could be $1 million with some financial incentives based on his performance.
In 2022 he played in 74 games with the Atlanta Braves, most of them as a defensive replacement. On offense he was not very good slashing .158/.220/ .342/.562, with , 12 runs scored, seven extra-base hits (3 (2B), 1 (3B) ,3 HR) and eight RBIs.
In his seven seasons in the majors has played for five different teams: Seattle. Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Mets, and Atlanta. In 1388 at-bats on the grand stage he hit .231 with 27 homeruns and 114 runs batted in.
El jardinero matancero Guillermo Heredia está teniendo un gran temporada en la @KBOleague con los SSG Landers. " El Conde" lidera el circuito coreano en average y es segundo en remolques. #pelotacubana #KBO pic.twitter.com/SMDlTfqS43
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The SSG Landers defeated Yasiel Puig’s Kiwoom Heroes in six games last season in the final of the Korean Series to win the crown, they also dominated the regular season from start to finish with a record of 88 wins, 52 losses and 4 draws.
In 2023 , the Landers have started the season in first place with a 20-10 mark, that is largely due to the offensive contribution of “The Count”, Guillermo Heredia. The outfielder from Matanzas, Cuba was the key acquisition for the Korean squad in the offseason and boy has he lived up to the hype.
During his first 30 games in the KBO he is hitting a league leading .373 and is also first in Korea with 44 hits. Heredia has also swatted 10 extra-base hits (7 2B and 3 HR) and is second in the league with 26 RBIs, just two behind league leader, Addison Russell (Kiwoom Heroes).
In his first season with the club from Incheon, Heredia is looking to make a splash and be a key cog in back to back titles for the Landers.