Will the 2022 Golden Glove shortstop and the 2021 Gold Glove second baseman work together?
There are signs of change in the defensive line of the Korean baseball team. It is because of third baseman Choi Jeong’s poor condition.
In this national team, the infield was first baseman Park Byeong-ho, second baseman Tommy Edman, third baseman Choi Jeong, and shortstop Kim Ha-seong. Originally, Choi Ji-man was mentioned as the starting first baseman, but Park Byung-ho took over as the starting first baseman as the Pittsburgh club refused to play. Expectations were high for the Keystone combination of second baseman Edmon, who won the Gold Glove in 2021, and shortstop Kim Ha-seong, who finished second in the Gold Glove last year.
However, in the defensive training prior to the practice game against the SSG Landers Futures team held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 3rd, Kim Ha-seong was not at the shortstop position. Ha-seong Kim was at third base, Oh Ji-hwan at shortstop, Edmon and Hye-seong Kim at second base, and Byeong-ho Park and Baek-ho Kang at first base. I couldn’t see Choi Jung. Choi Jeong-eun did not show up during batting practice that day, but in the end, due to poor physical condition, he could not practice on this day and did not participate in practice games. 카지노사이트
At that time, Edmon and Kim Ha-seong could not play according to the policy of the Major League Secretariat, so Park Gun-woo saw third base because there were not enough infielders.
There are only a few days left until the opening of the tournament. Currently, Choi Jeong is the only professional third baseman in the national team. It would be fortunate if Choi Jeong could find his condition and play normally, but if his performance does not improve, Korea will have to use other options. Ha-sung Kim as third baseman and Oh Ji-hwan as shortstop seem to be the most ideal defensive formation.
Kim Ha-seong played an active role as an all-weather defender in the major leagues. He started primarily as a shortstop, but also appeared as a third baseman and second baseman, showing good defensive skills. Since joining the LG Twins, Oh Ji-hwan has established himself as an immovable shortstop. He is currently evaluated as the most stable shortstop defense in the KBO League. Last year, he achieved the first 20-20 club in his debut and showed off his unexpected long-running power, ranking third in home runs with 25 home runs, and also won the first Golden Glove award in his debut.
Third baseman is unfamiliar to Oh Ji-hwan, so Kim Ha-seong goes to third base and Oh Ji-hwan takes over as shortstop is the next best option when Choi Jeong is missing.
In the beginning, you might not be able to see the major league keystones of Kim Ha-seong and Edman. However, Oh Ji-hwan and Edman’s Korea-US combination play is enough to raise expectations. Of course, it is best for Choi Jeong to find his condition quickly.