There is no place even for GG second baseman’batting average of 0.571’… National infield as high as ever [★Arizona]

“It doesn’t seem to be worrying.”

Lee Kang-cheol, coach of the Korean national baseball team, gave a somewhat cold-hearted evaluation of the possibility of Kim Hye-seong (24, Kiwoom) being selected as the starting pitcher, who is showing good hitting in two consecutive games before the evaluation.

The Korean baseball team won 11-6 against the KIA in a practice game for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, on the 20th (Korean time). The national team, which won 8-2 in the first practice game against KT on the 17th, continued its two-game winning streak.

It was Golden Glove second baseman Kim Hye-seong who showed the hottest sense of hitting that day. Kim Hye-seong started as the ninth batter and second baseman and recorded the most hits and RBIs in the team with 3 hits and 3 RBIs in 3 at-bats. From the first at-bat in the 2nd inning, he hit 1 RBI and a timely hit against Kim Ki-hoon, and in the 3rd at-bat, he scored a 1 RBI and a timely double against Yoon Young-chul after a full count match. In the 5th inning, against Song Hoo-seop, he pulled out a 1 RBI, 3 base hit that flowed down the foul line of the left fielder, and showed concentration to produce RBIs in all at-bats.

As a result,토토사이트 along with 1 hit and 1 point in 4 at-bats against KT last time, the batting average was 0.571 (4 hits in 7 at-bats) while continuing the hitting streak on this day. Considering that the KT match was the first live betting of the year, it is a fast pace. However, the road to becoming a starting player for the national team seems long and difficult. After the game, coach Lee Kang-cheol answered the reporter’s question, “Kim Hye-seong will show a good figure and worry.” Because time is short, I want to send out a lot until then.”

He was concerned about the situation in which Kim Hye-seong would compete with Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego) and Tommy Edman (28, St. Louis) as the starting pitcher, but he saw that it was not that far yet. Kim Hye-seong is the first All-Star player in the KBO to win the Golden Glove for shortstop and second baseman, recording a batting average of 30% and an on-base percentage of over 0.370 for two consecutive years.

The absence of a player with outstanding performance and the best batting pace means that the infield of the national team is the best ever. Shortstop Kim Ha-seong became the starting shortstop for San Diego last year and recorded a batting average of 0.251, 11 homers, 59 RBIs, 12 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.708 in 150 games. Second baseman Edmund also has a batting average of 0.265 in 153 games, 13 home runs, 57 RBIs, 32 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.725.

In addition, Kim Ha-seong is one of the three finalists for the shortstop Gold Glove in 2022, and Edmund is a Gold Glove winner in the second baseman category in 2021, so it is not easy to appeal to Kim Hye-seong in terms of defense. Instead, it is attractive to show above-average defense in all positions except pitcher and catcher. In 2020, she also appeared in 44 games as a left fielder and displayed impressive defense.

However, in the international arena, where defense is important, switching an infielder to the outfield is risky. Manager Lee Kang-cheol also briefly replied, “We’re not thinking about outfielder Kim Hye-seong yet because we brought in 6 people.”