Overall batting average of 0.169 in international competitions , Eui -Ji Yang (36) of Doosan Professional Baseball is
representative catcher of the KBO League both in name and reality. Catcher, who consumes a lot of stamina when defending, is the most difficult position to combine hitting and defense, but Yang Eui-ji is an offensive and defensive catcher who can easily do that difficult job. After ranking second in batting average with a batting average of 0.358 in 2018, he became the batting king with a batting average of 0.354 in 2019. there is. In addition, he has the ability to lead a seasoned pitcher, and after the end of the 2018 season, he was able to hit a ‘jackpot’ of 12.5 billion won in the first free agency after the end of the 2018 season, and a total of 15.2 billion won in the second free agency after the end of last season.
If there is any remaining task for Yang Eui-ji, who has achieved everything that can be achieved in the KBO League, from 8 Golden Gloves 토토사이트 to 3 Korean Series championships, it is to remove the unwelcome label of ‘domestic use’. .
Yang Eui-ji, who made the first Taegeuk mark at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier 12 in 2015, served as the national team’s main catcher five times until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but her international tournament performance was a career batting average of 0.169 (14 hits in 83 at-bats) and a home run. is only one Even at the Tokyo Olympics, where he failed to recover his honor, he struggled with empty hits with a batting average of 0.136 (3 hits in 22 at-bats).
In the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), which is approaching in March, Yang Eui-ji’s big success is essential for the Korean baseball team to wash away the humiliation of being eliminated in the first round of the finals in the 3rd in 2013 and the 4th in 2017.
Yang Eui-ji’s catcher ability is irreplaceable. He is a field commander who can further upgrade pitchers’ abilities with ball combinations that catch opponents off guard and an excellent eye for reading the game. In addition, the WBC national team included many young pitchers with little experience in international competitions, such as Koo Chang-mo (NC), Kim Yun-sik (LG), Lee Eui-ri (KIA), Kwak Bin, and Jung Cheol-won (above Doosan), so Eui-ji Yang’s role became even more important.
National team coach Lee Kang-cheol is also asking Yang Eui-ji to focus only on catcher defense at this WBC. It is calculated that if the defense works well, the blow will naturally explode. At an official press conference on the 16th, coach Lee hinted at his plan to utilize it, saying, “There are many young pitchers on the mound of the national team, so I want to give Yang Eui-ji a comfortable batting order so that he can focus on the catcher lead.”
Yang Eui-ji also has a strong will to shake off the sluggish performance in the last international competition. He said, “When I was sluggish in the previous national team, honestly, the big thing was that I wasn’t feeling well and wasn’t prepared. This time, I will prepare well and show the result,” he said, expressing his determination to win, saying, “I feel that this national team is the last.”