The WBC Taiwanese team is in an emergency.
On the 3rd, according to Taiwanese local media, Jinle Newspaper, Zhang Yi (Japan Seibu Lions), who was scheduled to join the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Taiwanese team, failed to join. 스포츠토토
Zhang Yi is, in name and reality, the ace pitcher on the mound for the Taiwanese national team. In particular, at the Premier 12 held in Japan in 2019, he showed shocking pitching, such as showing a surprise good pitch with 7 scoreless innings against Korea.
Last season, Zhang Yi appeared in 15 games in the Japanese league and recorded an average ERA of 2.38, and was spotlighted as the first starter for the Taiwanese national team at the WBC.
The above media explained, “Jang Jang is complaining of shoulder pain. His shoulder inflammation has worsened, and he has decided not to participate in the national team.”
It is a very big bad news for the Taiwanese national team. In particular, the Dutch, Cuban, Italian, and Panama national teams belonging to the same Group A are building a stronger power by joining the major leaguers, and they need a player who can stop them.
Currently, former NC Dinos Wang Wei-chung is being discussed as the key player on the mound in Taiwan, but there are deficiencies.
In addition, multiple Taiwanese local media also commented that “the pitcher is the biggest concern in the national team,” and the Taiwanese national team is currently in a state of great crisis.