(Yeongjongdo = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Kyung-yoon = kt wiz coach Lee Kang-cheol (56), who leads the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) baseball team, and the national team coaches left for Australia on the 5th to analyze candidates for the Australian baseball team.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol and other coaches plan to observe the Australian Professional Baseball (ABL) game until the 9th and conduct a detailed analysis.
Coach Lee met with reporters at Incheon International Airport right before departure and said, “We must win against Australia,” and added, “Australia is also expected to put all of its energy into the match against Korea. We will 토토사이트 carefully analyze the players and prepare well.”
The baseball team competes against Japan, Australia, the Czech Republic, and China in Group B of the first round of the WBC finals, and must finish in the top two to advance to the quarterfinals.
In order to be included in the second place, they must win the first game of the first round of the finals, against Australia.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol considered the game against Australia early on as a watershed in the first round of the finals, and went through the process of selecting and preparing players accordingly.
Coach Lee said, “I planned this trip to Australia in November of last year,” and added, “In the ABL match held this weekend, there are a number of players worthy of being on the Australian national team. After examining the types of players, I pondered on starting pitchers for the match against Australia. I will,” he said.
On this day, a number of coaches accompanied him, including battery coach Jin Gap-yong (KIA Tigers), pitching coach Jung Hyun-wook (Samsung Lions), quality control coach Shim Jae-hak, and power analyst Kim Joon-gi.
On the 11th, Samsung Lions head coach Heo Sam-young, former head coach of power analysis, Bae Young-soo (Lotte Giants) bullpen coach, and Kim Min-ho (LG Twins) operational coach will leave for Australia.
It is a will to do a ‘microscopic analysis’ covering fields such as pitcher, batter, and catcher.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “I don’t know what players will come out of Australia, so I try to analyze as many players as possible.” there is,” he said.
He continued, “We are thinking about overtime and even winning the game against Australia,” adding, “We will envision it while preparing for many situations.”
Coach Lee Kang-cheol announced that he would also train for ‘small balls’ in preparation for short-term matches, such as run base play and strategy, in the national team’s off-season training to be held in Tucson, Arizona next month.
Director Lee explained, “This is why I selected players with baseball sense, such as Park Hae-min (LG Twins),” and “if a situation arises that requires a large runner or pinch hitter, I will actively use them.”