What kind of starting lineup will Lee Kang-cheol’s WBC team present?
The WBC national team has hitters who played an active role as the 4th hitter in the KBO league, including Big League 4th hitter Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh) and Park Byung-ho (KT). If a large number of key hitters are included in the starting lineup, manager Lee Kang-cheol will be happy to think about making a lineup.
Left fielder Kim Hyeon-soo (LG), center fielder Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom), and right fielder Na Seong-beom (KIA) seem likely to be the starting pitchers in the outfield. Kim Hyeon-soo is a regular member of the national team and has a high batting average of 36.2 in international competitions. Lee Jung-hoo needs no explanation, and Na Seong-beom won the Golden Glove last year with a batting average of 3.2, 21 homers, and 97 RBIs.
Park Kun-woo (NC) is a right-handed hitter compared to a left-handed pitcher, and Park Hae-min (LG), who was a king of stolen bases, has strengths in defense and running.
In the infield, if the Pittsburgh team finally gets permission to play in the WBC, first baseman Choi is the best, but second baseman Tommy Edman (St. Louis), shortstop Kim Ha-seong (San Diego), and third baseman Choi Jeong (SSG) are given priority. With three major leaguers and the highest number of home runs in the KBO League, it is possible to be an infielder with excellent offense as well as defense.
Yang Eui-ji (Doosan) can be the catcher, and Park Byeong-ho or Kang Baek-ho (KT) can be the designated hitter. Oh Ji-hwan (LG) and Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom) serve as infield backups, and Lee Ji-young (Kiwoom) as catcher backup.
However, Kim Hyeon-soo, Na Seong-beom, Choi Ji-man, Choi Jeong, Yang Eui-ji, and Park Byeong-ho (or Kang Baek-ho) all have experience playing as the center hitter for their team and the fourth hitter last year. Last year, the only players who did not have the 4th experience in their team were Kim Ha-seong, Edmon, and Lee Jeong-hoo.
‘Big leaguers’ Kim Ha-seong and Edmon can play 1 or 2 times. In St. Louis last year, Edmund appeared in 87 games as a top hitter and 14 games as a second hitter, and has the ability to set the table. Ha-seong Kim usually hit 6-9 in San Diego, but also played 25 games with 1-2. Kim Ha-seong also played a lot as a central batting line during his Kiwoom days.
You can start with the strongest batting order by placing Edmon, Kim Ha-seong, and Lee Jung-hoo in numbers 1-3. If Choi Ji-man, who played a lot as the 4th hitter in Tampa Bay before moving to Pittsburgh, takes over as the 4th hitter, Kim Hyeon-soo, Choi Jeong, Na Seong-beom, Yang Eui-ji, and Park Byeong-ho should play the 5th to 9th hitters. 슬롯사이트
Even if Yang Eui-ji, who has a batting average of 10% in international competitions, puts the pitcher’s lead first and reduces the burden of batting, someone has to step up as the 8th hitter.
If outfielder Park Hae-min plays in the starting lineup to reinforce defense and quick running, he can show his mobility in the 8th and 9th.