Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates), who made his MLB debut last year, returns to the United States and joins the competition for the starting position.
Bae Ji-hwan’s domestic agency, Universe Sports Management, said on the 7th, “Bae Ji-hwan is scheduled to leave Korea on the 10th after finishing his schedule in Korea.”
Bae Ji-hwan signed a contract with Pittsburgh in March 2018 for a contract of $1.25 million and played in the minor leagues. He graduated from the minor leagues one step at a time, and had a batting average of 0.289, 8 homers, 53 RBIs, 30 stolen bases, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.792 in 108 games in Triple-A last season. He showed the ability to digest multiple positions with fast feet, receiving 70 points out of 80, and also showed a long-hit ability that was further developed than when he was in Gyeongbuk High School.
Bae Ji-hwan, who had nothing more to show in the minor leagues, finally made his debut on September 24th. He showed exactly what the team expected with a batting average of 0.333 in 10 games, 6 RBIs and 3 steals.
In Korea, where he returned as a ‘major leaguer’, he moved somewhat busily. Universe Sports Management said, “Bae Ji-hwan has been steadily preparing for the season with weight and performance training and Pilates in Korea. In addition, he made efforts to donate his talents through the 2022 Hope Plus Charity Baseball Tournament, Yang Jun-hyeok Baseball Camp in 2022, and visits to the Buk-gu B Little Baseball Team. 8 On Wednesdays, we plan to make donations for unmarried mothers’ families.”
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh’s pitcher and catcher team will begin spring training on the 16th. The field team, which includes Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan, who failed to join the World Baseball Classic (WBC), will begin training on the 21st. Neither player has secured a starting spot in Pittsburgh, which is rebuilding, but the potential is good. It seems that they will be able to survive only if they compete fiercely in the camp. 바카라사이트