“There are a lot of young pitchers, so Yang Eui-ji (36, Doosan Bears) has to lead them.
Lee Kang-chul, coach of the WBC national team, gave Yang Eui-ji a firm trust.
The Korean WBC team held a press conference at the Riviera Hotel in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul on the 16th. Head coach Lee Kang-cheol and team representatives Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) Yang Eui-ji and Ko Woo-seok (LG Twins) attended the event.
Yang Eui-ji is undeniably the best catcher in the KBO League. He won four catcher’s Golden Glove and one designated hitter’s Golden Glove. It is evaluated that he has both his top-notch hitting and a seasoned lead. After completing the 2022 season, he qualified for the second free agent (FA) and made a comeback by signing a contract with his parent team Doosan for up to 6 (4+2) years and 15.2 billion won. It can be seen that his ransom value proves his worth. There are only 3 championship rings. During Doosan, he won the Korean Series for two consecutive years from 2015 to 2016, and in the 2020 season, he led NC’s first integrated championship.
It’s positive support, but it’s different in international competitions. Starting with the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier 12 in 2015, WBC in 2017, the Jakarta/Palembang Asian Games in 2018, the Premier 12 in 2019, and the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, they wore the Taegeuk mark five times. However, his career performance is only 0.169 batting average (14 hits in 83 at-bats). In the most recent international competition, the Tokyo Olympics, he struggled with a batting average of 0.136 (3 hits in 22 at-bats).
Yang Eui-ji said at the Doosan joining ceremony on the 11th, “I am grateful to coach Lee Kang-cheol for re-selecting me because I did not perform well in the national team.”
Director Lee Kang-cheol has faith in 카지노 Yang Eui-ji. Manager Lee said, “Yang Eui-ji’s performance in international competitions is not good, but he is checking various things.” “There are many young pitchers in the national team. I am doing it,” he said.
He seemed to be focusing more on pitching lead than hitting. Director Lee said, “I will make sure that the best performance can come out at any position.” “I will talk a lot with Yang Eui-ji. If he wants a comfortable at-bat, I will give it to him. His basic duty is to lead the pitchers well. In that sense, Yang Eui-ji should be the main catcher,” he showed confidence.
Korea, who finished in the quarterfinals in the first tournament and runner-up in the second tournament, had to go through the humiliation of being eliminated in the first round in both previous tournaments.
The first game against Australia became more important. Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “Australia is similar to Asian baseball, but I know that the Australian national team coach has a tendency not to play bunt baseball.” I think he will manage it,” he said, looking forward to his skill.
Yang Eui-ji said, “When I was sluggish at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the biggest thing was that I couldn’t prepare a lot while not feeling well.” I am preparing hard,” showing a firm determination once again.