“It went better.”
Major League Keystone combination Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) and Tommy Edman (St. Louis Cardinals) cannot join the Arizona spring camp of the Korean national baseball team. According to WBC regulations, major leaguers can join from the official practice and practice schedule set by the Major League Secretariat.
The baseball team will hold a spring camp at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona from the 15th of next month (US time) and train until the 27th. Afterwards, he returned to Korea and trained for a while at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, then moved to Japan according to the schedule for the first round of the WBC, went through an official practice game in Osaka, and entered the Tokyo Dome, the place of the decisive battle.
All members of the national team, except Kim Ha-sung and Edmund, will join the Arizona spring camp. Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates), whose joining has not yet been decided, is also not expected to come to Arizona when the final decision is made to join the national team.
Major leaguers join the training that will be held in Gocheok and match hands and feet with KBO leaguers. Unexpectedly, it means that the time for major leaguers and KBO leaguers to train together is short. However, national team coach Lee Kang-cheol said it was okay. Even Kim Ha-seong said, “It’s better.” 토토사이트
On the afternoon of the 27th, director Lee and Ha-seong Kim boarded a plane to LA together. Kim Ha-seong will be training individually in Peoria, Arizona for the time being, before joining the San Diego spring camp in the middle of next month. During this period, Ha-seong Kim trains in San Diego and naturally trains to hit the ball of major league pitchers.
This is the positive factor of Kim Ha-seong’s late joining, which director Lee saw. “It was even better,” said Lee. If you hit the fast balls of major league pitchers, it can be more helpful.” There are good pitchers in the national team, but it is true that Kim Ha-seong benefits in many ways by raising his batting pace to match the balls of major league pitchers.
Ha-seong Kim said, “Director Kang-cheol Lee told me to make myself well. He said he was confident. There are many people who are worried, but I will join Gocheok so that I can show good condition. Communication with Korean colleagues is also no problem. It wouldn’t be bad to hit the balls of major league pitchers.”
In fact, Kim Ha-sung and Edmund also need time to work together. However, Kim Ha-seong is in the position that there is no big problem. Ha-seong Kim said, “There is nothing wrong with defense. If he goes to second base, he’ll have more range and play better. Edmund is also a very good player. If he catches a lot of out counts, it will also help the national team.”