What is the solution to the coexistence of the 2023 WBC national team super-luxury infield?
With the announcement of the final roster for the 5th 2023 WBC, 메이저사이트 which will be held in March this year, attention is focused on the future operation plan of the ultra-luxury infield composed of the best players in the major leagues and the KBO league.
On the 4th, WBC national team coach Lee Kang-cheol and WBC national team technical director Jo Bum-hyeon held a press conference at the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) and revealed the list of the final 30 members of the WBC national team.
The final 30 players consisted of 15 pitchers, 2 catchers, 8 infielders and 5 outfielders. With a total of 30 finalists, if there are no breakaway players such as special injuries, the WBC finals will be held as it is in the big picture.
In particular, the list of infielders draws attention. Choi Jeong (SSG), Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom), Oh Ji-hwan (LG), Park Byeong-ho-Kang Baek-ho (kt), Kim Ha-seong (San Diego), Tommy Hyun-soo Edman (St. There are only three active major leaguers, Ha-seong Kim, Edmund, and Ji-man Choi. Immediately after the announcement, the Japanese media also called it a ‘luxurious list’ and it is a gorgeous list that does not hide its vigilance.
As only five outfielders were selected and only two catchers were selected, the possibility of maximizing field power should eventually be made in the infielder sector. At the same time, there is a great need to bring out the best lineup for each situation by resolving issues such as overlapping positions.
First of all, the keystone combination that draws the most attention is the combination of Major League Gold Glove second baseman Edmon and shortstop Kim Ha-seong, who was also a finalist for this year’s Gold Glove.
At a press conference on the 4th, national team coach Lee Kang-cheol laughed, saying, “I think I will have to see (Edman’s) utilization,” and said, “Multi-position is possible, and the main position is second baseman. He is the player who received the Gold Glove in 2021. It was decided that it was a resource that could form a keystone combination with Ha-seong Kim, so we plan to use it as a starting player.”
Edmon, a Korean player whose mother is Korean, debuted in the big leagues in 2019 and has played in 459 games so far this year, with a batting average of 0.269, 40 home runs, 79 stolen bases, 274 runs scored, and 175 RBIs. He appeared in 153 games this season, posting a batting average of 0.265, 13 homers, 95 runs scored, 57 RBIs, and 32 stolen bases.