Second baseman, shortstop, center fielder… Bae Ji-hwan, ‘expectation ↑’

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Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Bae Ji-hwan (24) is raising expectations for the full season.

Bae Ji-hwan recorded two hits and one RBI in an exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox held at Lecom Park in Bradenton, Florida on the 24th (Korean time). Bae Ji-hwan hit a timely hit with 1 RBI in the 1st inning and went on base with an infield hit in the 5th inning. It was the third multi-hit in the exhibition game.

Bae Ji-hwan is recording 0.250 batting average with 4 points, 2 RBIs, 9 hits in 36 at bats in 15 games in this demonstration game. Out of 15 games, 12 started and 3 substitutes. He mostly came out as the number 1 hitter or number 9 hitter.

He initially played primarily as a second baseman, but also appeared as a shortstop. In the last three games, he played as center fielder against Boston on the 21st, shortstop against the Philadelphia Phillies on the 22nd, and second baseman against Boston on the 24th.

Bae Ji-hwan’s weapon is his quick feet. In the game on the 21st, Bae Ji-hwan took advantage of the opponent’s throwing mistake in the first inning and dug into the second base to get an infield hit, and rushed home again due to the opponent’s error. He even got a surprise bunt hit in the seventh inning.

ESPN, an American sports media outlet, released major predictions for the season by National League team last month, predicting that Bae Ji-hwan would “mainly play second base and record 30 stolen bases.” Bae Ji-hwan made his major league debut last year and recorded 3 stolen bases in 10 games and no failures. In this demonstration game, he has 2 stolen bases and 0 failures.

In an interview with ‘SpotTV News’ during the spring camp, Bae Ji-hwan said, “I wanted to run all year round, so I paid attention to my strength and body first.토토사이트 Compared to foreign players, I lacked strength, so I tried to develop it. He showed pride in his speed, raising expectations for the season.

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