Noh Si-hwan Hanwha Eagles, Moon Bo-kyung LG Twins, and Kang Baek-ho kt wiz entered the competition in earnest for the first and third basemen of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team.
The baseball team, led by head coach Ryu Joong-il, played its second day of convocation at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 24th. The team was divided into catchers, infielders, and outfielders to conduct batting, base running, and defensive training. In other words, it is a game of jade and stone to select players who will be the main players in Hangzhou.
The fiercest competition is in both corners of the first and third bases. Noh Si-hwan, who has been reborn as the best hitter in the KBO Korea Professional Baseball League, can play both positions, so the composition of infield players could change depending on manager Ryu’s decision.
First of all, Noh Si-hwan is likely to start as the fourth batter of the third baseman. Noh Si-hwan, who ranks first in home runs 31 and first in RBIs 99 in the KBO League this season, is having his best season in all batting categories, with a batting average of 0.298 and 83 points 5th. After hitting eight home runs last month, he slowed down to two home runs this month, but he recovered his batting sense by hitting a home run in 16 games against the Kiwoom Heroes on the 22nd, the day before the call-up.Moon Bo-kyung, who is in charge of the hot corner of LG, the league’s leading player, has also shown stellar performance recently. Moon Bo-kyung, who allowed a walk-off hit with an error defense in the 1st and 2nd place showdown with kt wiz on the 6th, later reversed his pride with 12 points, 10 RBIs, and two batting average of 0.444 in 12 games. He ranks first overall in the league’s third baseman 1,063 and 2/3 innings and has 10 home runs in the season, the second-most in the national team after Noh Si-hwan.
If Moon Bo-kyung takes charge of third base, Kang Baek-ho is likely to give first base to Noh Si-hwan. Kang Baek-ho, who has been sluggish all season, has been on the rise with hits in the last six consecutive games. Since the International Baseball Softball Federation WBSC Premier 12 in 2019, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the 2023 World Baseball Classic WBC have been verified, we can expect a decisive shot. In response, head coach Ryu Joong-il is also continuing his attempts to expand the range of players’ operations by giving Kang Baek-ho outfield defense training.
However, in a short-term game, Roh Si-hwan, who has played only four innings as a first baseman this season, can give the flow with one defensive error, so there is also a way for Roh Si-hwan to take the designated batter. In an interview before training on the 24th, Noh Si-hwan said, “The best players in baseball from each team come together and learn a lot. I am actively talking to infielders such as Moon Bo-kyung and Kim Hye-sung, he said. “Both first and third basemen are practicing.” Confident. I will play any role responsibly,” he stressed. 토토사이트