Choo Shin-soo (41) of SSG Landers is becoming a hot topic by making a statement regarding the selection of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team.
On the 21st (Korean time), Choo Shin-soo appeared on ‘DKNET’, a Korean radio broadcast in Dallas, Texas, USA, and said about the composition of the WBC team, “If you looked at the future rather than the current results, many (veteran) players should not have gone, and many new players will be It should be elected,” he raised.
On the 4th, 30 entries for the Korean WBC national team were confirmed. It consists of 15 pitchers, 2 catchers, 8 infielders and 5 outfielders. One thing to note is the composition of the players.
There are many young players who will be responsible for Korean baseball in the future, but there is still a lot of dependence on a few players. Among the pitchers are Kim Gwang-hyun (35, SSG Landers) and Yang Hyeon-jong (35, KIA Tigers).
Both catchers are in their mid-30s. Lee Ji-young (Kiwoom Heroes) was born in 1986 and is 37 years old, and Yang Eui-ji (Doosan Bears) was born in 1987, a year younger. Among the outfielders, Kim Hyun-soo (35, LG Twins) is a ‘regular’ for the national team.
Of course, it is based on skill. The goal is for the Korean national team to perform well on the international stage and give joy to the fans. However, there are many good players in the KBO League who will succeed Kim Hyun-soo. SSG outfielder Choi Ji-hoon (26) has been verified for his defense and mobility. He is a player who has excellent hitting sense and can be fully utilized.
However, he could not wear the Taegeuk mark. Young players who will be responsible for the future of Korean baseball must gain experience on the international stage. Only then can it grow one step further and become the competitiveness of Korean baseball.
Choo Shin-soo said, “If you look at Japan, a country close to us, there are many new faces in international competitions. Kim Hyun-soo is a really good player who has the skills and grades to represent Korea, but if it were me, I think I would have seen the future.”
He also said, “How long are Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong? It’s not that these players lack skills. When I played in Korea, there were a lot of young and talented players. When you go to an international competition at such an age, the feelings and mindset you feel change enormously
.” In a way, he is a player who has the talent to do well after Park Chan-ho, and I am also playing baseball in Korea, but there are too many things that I do not understand.” 먹튀검증
Ahn Woo-jin last season, 15 wins, 8 losses, 2.11 ERA, 196 innings He scored 224 strikeouts. He showed his ability to represent Korean baseball. He also won the Golden Glove for pitching. However, due to school violence during Whimoon High School, he was punished by the Korea Sports Association and the Korea Baseball Softball Association for disqualification from the national team. The
WBC is not supervised by the Korea Olympic Committee. However, An Woo-jin lost the opportunity to wear the Taegeuk mark. Will An Woo-jin be used only for domestic purposes as it is? Choo Shin-soo said, “It seems that it is not easy to forgive Korea rather than cover it. People are young ( If I made a mistake), I regretted my mistake, I was punished, and I was suspended from the business trip, but I can’t go to the international competition.