Will the 26th Korean Major Leaguer be born?
Can the 26th Korean major leaguer be born before 2022 ends? The possibilities are good enough. In the end, it seems to be a matter of timing.
Bae Ji-hwan opened his eyes properly at the Double A Altuna curve under the Pittsburgh Pirates last year. Bae Ji-hwan played in 83 games, including his first home run in his career, with 89 hits, 7 home runs, 31 RBIs, 63 runs, and 20 stolen bases, batting average of 0.278 OPS 0.772, playing the Arizona Polig (AFL), where prospects from each team gather.
Bae Ji-hwan, who gained a lot of experience last year, was promoted to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians after five years of entering the Major League ahead of the season. And he played in 47 games until the 6th (Korea Standard Time), showing remarkable performance with a batting average of 0.287 OPS 0.833 with 50 hits, 5 home runs, 25 RBIs, 36 runs, and 11 steals.
Overall attack indicators have all risen. He is tied for 18th place in Triple-A (50 hits) and 29th place in OPS (0.833). Fast feet are still the same. Eleven stolen bases are also tied for 11th. The score is tied for fifth place (36 points) in the league. Among the players who have played more than 100 at-bats in the team, they are ranked first in batting average, first in OPS, first in stealing and scoring, and fourth in RBIs.
The most noticeable stat in particular is the home run. Bae Ji-hwan, who focused on building up his body based on systematic training throughout the winter, has already hit five home runs at a time when he played a little more than half of last year. He seems to be growing into a “medium- and long-distance” hitter with very fast feet.
There was also a variety of positions last year. Bae Ji-hwan gained a lot of experience as an outfielder amid the club’s suggestion last year. the intention of using one’s Bae Ji-hwan will be able to play as a center fielder as well as a shortstop and second baseman, who are “main positions.”
There is a “sufficient” possibility as to whether Bae Ji-hwan will be able to take the Major League stage within this season. Initially, Bae Ji-hwan was likely to take the Major League stage in early June, but no good news has been heard yet. However, several U.S. media outlets are also looking at Bae Ji-hwan’s call-up within the season positively.
The Athletic, a U.S. sports media outlet, said on the 6th, “This year’s Pittsburgh can have a younger and brighter future than 1995 and 2020. The active roster includes Tucupita Marcano and Roanzi Contreras, he said. “There will be more arrivals.”
Bae Ji-hwan was also named as a player who is likely to be called by the Major League. “It’s only a matter of time before O’Neill Cruz, Mason Martin, Cannon Smith-Siegba and Bae Ji-hwan are called up to the Major League from Indianapolis,” The Athletic said. “Rodolfo Castro, Miguel Yahoore and Cam Aldred are expected to return in the second half of this season 토토사이트
Pittsburgh has called up outfielder Travis Swagerty to replace Rodolfo Castro, who recently left the team injured. Amid the increasing number of defectors due to injuries and sluggishness, the possibility of Bae Ji-hwan’s promotion, including “super promising player” O’Neill Cruise, is also increasing. It remains to be seen whether Bae Ji-hwan will be the 26th Korean big leaguer in history within this season