Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh) fell in love with the versatility of the American locals.
On the 8th (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan started as the 8th hitter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the Chicago White Sox held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and scored 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 1 RBI and 2 runs, leading the team’s 13- 9 contributed to victory.
Although it is early in the season, Bae Ji-hwan is making a strong impression.
In the last 5 days against the Boston Red Sox, he hit his first home run. Then, he moved from playing second base to center fielder in the second half of the game and performed a super catch, receiving cheers from his teammates and fans.
And in the game on the 8th, he hit 3 hits after entering the big league. The defense also showed off its presence by moving from second base to center field.
His season batting average rose from 0.222 to 0.304 (7 hits in 23 at-bats).
Pirates Prospects, an American media, published an article titled “Bae Ji-hwan continues to become a player who makes a difference.”
It was praised and praised. The media said, “There was a time during spring camp when Bae Ji-hwan strongly insisted that he not be on the opening roster.” “But he started to turn things around, and after that he literally didn’t slow down. It was one of the catalysts for the bottom team (last year).”
“The role of providing spark in the bottom batting order is nothing new to Bae Ji-hwan. He could put a hitter with his speed and hitting ability in the leadoff and allow long hitters to call him home,” he said. In the batting order), it brings balance to the lineup,” adding great significance to Bae Ji-hwan’s role.
It’s not just an attack. Praise continued for the defense. The media applauded, saying, “It’s not just the offense that he contributed.메이저사이트 He had a positive effect on the defense as he went back and forth between the infield and the outfield.”
“Having an impact in multiple ways also helps prevent a slump,” said Pirates Prospects. His speed has turned singles into doubles and grounders into hits. His strength continues to improve. The proof is the first home run he hit and crossed the fence on the other side.”
In addition, “If this balance is maintained throughout the lineup, there may be a difference in the team’s win rate after the season ends,” he said. finished with