The infield of the baseball team preparing for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) is composed of members who can be said to be the strongest ever. Director Kang-Cheol Lee is in a situation where he needs to think happily to organize traffic.안전놀이터
The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) held a technical committee at KBO headquarters in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on the 4th and confirmed 30 entries to participate in the 2023 WBC.
The position that attracts the most attention is the infielder. All four infielders who can stand on the center line have outstanding names. Hyeseong Kim (Kiwoom), Jihwan Oh (LG), Haseong Kim (San Diego), and Tommy Hyeonsu Edman (St. Louis) are the targets.
Edmon, who is somewhat unfamiliar to domestic fans, is a Korean-American, and since his debut in the Major League (MLB) in 2019, he has played in 459 games over four seasons, hitting 0.269 with a batting average of 0.269, 40 homers, 175 RBIs, and 79 stolen bases.
Edmund’s strength is his defense, which is considered one of the best in MLB. He won the National League Gold Glove for second baseman in 2021. Last year, he played 80 games as a shortstop, 89 games as a second baseman, 8 games as a third baseman, and 3 games as an outfielder.
Manager Lee plans to use Edmon as the starting second baseman. Edmund’s partner is expected to be Kim Ha-seong.안전놀이터
Kim Ha-seong participated in 150 games last year and recorded a batting average of 0.251, 11 homers, 59 RBIs, 58 runs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.708, helping the team advance to the National League Championship Series. As Kim Ha-seong was nominated for the Gold Glove for his luxury defense throughout the season, there is a high possibility that Kim Ha-seong will lead the infield at shortstop.
Expectations for Kim Ha-sung and Edmon’s keystone combination are high, but at the same time, Oh Ji-hwan and Kim Hye-seong are stepped on.