Kim Ha-sung (San Diego) and Tommy Edman (St.
On the 4th, KBO held a press conference to announce the WBC national team entry at the Baseball Hall in Dogok-dong, Seoul, and announced the final 30 entries for the WBC scheduled to be held in March next year. Three active major league players joined the national team, and among them, Kim Ha-seong and Edmon are expected to form a keystone combination.
Kim Ha-seong spent his second year in the major leagues last year. In hitting, he showed improvement by recording a batting average of 2.5 1 Lee (130 hits in 517 bats), 11 homers, 59 RBIs, and an OPS of .708 in 150 games.
Edmund is also evaluated as one of the top players in the major leagues on defense. As the main second baseman in St. Louis, he won the National League second baseman Golden Glove in 2021 and was even nominated for the Golden Glove final last year. In hitting, he recorded a batting average of .265 (153 hits in 577 bats), 13 homers, 57 RBIs, 95 runs, 32 stolen bases, and an OPS of .725 in 153 games.
South Korea was drawn in Group B of the WBC to be held in Tokyo, Japan. Japan, Australia, China, and the Czech Republic will play the Tokyo round and aim to advance to the tournament. It is the first time since the 2009 final that the Korea-Japan match has been concluded at the WBC.
Japan, which has been held for the first time in a long time, is not relaxed at the same time as anticipation. Japanese media Full Count said, “The Korean national team has announced the final 30 players. Three active major league players were also included메이저사이트. Even on social media, there are growing voices of vigilance, such as ‘the thickness of the infield is world class’ and ‘you can’t be vigilant even in the first round’.”
What Japan is most wary of is, of course, the combination of Kim Ha-seong and Edmund Keystone. Full Count said, “Ha-seong Kim was a finalist for the shortstop Golden Glove last year, and Edmund won the Golden Glove for second baseman in 2021. 2-Yugan’s defensive power is likely to be counted among the participating countries. There are many fans paying attention to the combination of Kim Ha-sung and Edmund.”
The media introduced that many players with major league experience participated in the Korean national team. Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG), who played in St. Louis, Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA), who played in Texas, Park Byung-ho (KT), who played in Minnesota, and Kim Hyun-soo (LG), who played in Baltimore and Philadelphia, were named on the national team list.
Full Count said, “When it comes to Korea-Japan matches, there have been numerous great matches, including the 2009 WBC final. What kind of games will we be able to see this year?”