Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates) was chosen as a promising player with a high possibility of being included in the 2023 opening roster (26 players).
On the 18th (Korean time), MLB.com announced a list of promising players with a high possibility of entering the opening roster for each of the 30 MLB clubs.
MLB.com said, “Exhibition games serve as auditions to select the opening roster,” and “Each club has promising players competing fiercely.”
At the same time, Pittsburgh called Bae Ji-hwan.
MLB.com said, “Bae Ji-hwan can serve as second baseman, shortstop, and center fielder,” and “as a utility player, he has the upper hand in competition within the team.”
“Bae Ji-hwan showed an impressive performance in his MLB debut season,” and predicted, “Pittsburgh will be able to use his speed.” 메이저놀이터
Bae Ji-hwan, the 26th Korean major leaguer in history, played in 10 games 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.
Bae Ji-hwan, who is included in the Pittsburgh 40-man roster, will join the team spring camp on the 21st and aim to enter the opening roster and start.