There is a batter who was selected for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) even though he was sluggish last season.
That is Kang Baek-ho of KT Wiz. Kang Baek-ho was said to be sluggish for the first time since his debut due to two injuries last year. Kang Baek-ho, who played in only 62 games, had a batting average of .245 (58 hits in 237 bats), 6 homers and 29 RBIs.
Kang Baek-ho, who played for the team while his injury was not fully healed, played until the end of August, but his batting did not rise. Fortunately, in the semi-playoff against Kiwoom Heroes, he showed a strong performance in a big game with a batting average of 3.16, 1 home run and 4 RBIs in 5 games.
There were not many people who expected that he would be selected for the WBC due to the sluggish performance last season. However, Kang Baek-ho was selected as one of the 30 WBC national team members. Last year, he was sluggish due to injury, but the technical committee acknowledged that his batting ability could be used well in international competitions.
If they perform well in international competitions, especially in competitions with strong teams, the players participating in the national team can develop with confidence. A good example is that the national team players who won the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 WBC silver medal later became key players leading the KBO league. 바카라
There are veteran players in their 30s, but many players in their early and mid-20s, such as Lee Jung-hoo, Go Woo-seok, Kang Baek-ho, Jung Woo-young and Sohn Joon-jun, were also selected. They are expected to lead the KBO League and Korean baseball in the future. This is why you need to get good grades at the WBC.
The same goes for Baekho Kang. With this WBC as an opportunity, she must shake off her bad feelings amid last year’s slump and start anew. Kang Baek-ho, who competed in the 2019 Premier 12 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is also an opportunity to show that his hitting can work in this tournament where many major leaguers participate.
Kang Baek-ho’s rebound is also essential for KT. If Park Byeong-ho, who revived last year, and Anthony Alford, a foreign hitter who showed good form in the second half, and Kang Baek-ho, are added, a strong center batting line can be built.
Kang Baek-ho, who grew up as a key hitter in the KBO league as a ‘genius hitter’ with Lee Jung-hoo, will show his good health in this WBC. Everyone is looking forward to it.