Reporter Hong Gyu-bin = Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates), who made his MLB debut last year, drew attention from the local media as a fast-paced prospect. 메이저놀이터
Reporter Jim Callis of MLB.com announced on the 13th (Korean time) the roster of the ‘All-Speed Team’, which consists of promising players with good main power for each position.
Reporter Callis named Bae Ji-hwan as the second baseman, saying, “We comprehensively considered the future potential, not just speed.”
According to MLB Statcast, Bae Ji-hwan’s sprint speed was 8.83m per second, which was said to be in the top 10% among big leaguers.
Bae Ji-hwan reported one hit, one walk and two stolen bases in his debut match, which he played after 4 years of entering the MLB in September of last year.
He succeeded in stealing the first base in the bottom of the second inning when the score was 2-2, and left a strong impression by stealing second base again to create a tie-breaker after hitting one out in the bottom of the ninth when the score was 5-6.
In addition to Bae Ji-hwan, the All-Speed Team includes catcher Harry Ford (Seattle Mariners), first baseman Michael Tolia (Colorado Rockies), third baseman Caden Wallace (Kansas City Royals), shortstop Eli De La Cruz (Cincinnati Reds), and outfielder Corbin Carroll. (Arizona Diamondbacks), Jackson Chourio (Milwaukee Brewers), and Drew Jones (Arizona) were selected.