’26th Korean Big Leaguer’ Bae Ji-hwan, leaving Korea on the 10th… Opening Roster Competition

Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates) starts competing to enter the opening roster of the big leagues.

Bae Ji-hwan’s agency, Universe Sports Management, said on the 7th, “Bae Ji-hwan will leave Korea on the 10th after finishing his schedule in Korea.” On the 8th, we plan to donate for single mother families.”

Bae Ji-hwan is the 26th Korean major leaguer of all time.

Bae Ji-hwan, who graduated from Gyeongbuk High School and signed with Pittsburgh in 2018, advanced to Triple A in 2022 after going through Minor League Single A in 2019 and Double A in 2021.

Last year, he played in 108 games in Triple-A and had a batting average of 0.289 (121 hits in 419 at-bats), 8 homers, and 53 RBIs, and was called to the big leagues thanks to his wide range of defense in the infield and outfield, which raised his stock price. .

On September 24 last year (Korean time), in the game against the Chicago Cubs held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, he started as the 9th hitter and second baseman, and became the 26th Korean big leaguer since Park Chan-ho in 1994. Hwan got his first hit in his debut match. 카지노

The next day, on September 25, against the Cubs, he also reported his first long hit (double base) and RBI.

Bae Ji-hwan played in 10 games in the big leagues last year and posted a batting average of 0.333 (11 hits in 33 at-bats), 6 RBIs, and 3 stolen bases, and his potential was recognized.

His quick feet and defensive ability to move in and out of the field were particularly outstanding.

In the Pittsburgh affiliated minor league Triple A Indianapolis Indians, he was also selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Bae Ji-hwan is currently on the Pittsburgh 40-man roster. He joins the Pittsburgh Major League spring camp starting on the 21st as a “big leaguer” rather than an invited player.

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