Kang-cheol Lee (KT Wiz), coach of the World Baseball Classic (WBC), unveiled the list of 30 players who will participate in the WBC in 2023 at the Baseball Center in Dogok-dong, Seoul on the 4th. At the press conference, he showed his caution against the Australian national team.
South Korea will play 메이저사이트 the group stage against Japan, Australia, China and the Czech Republic in March at the Tokyo Dome in Japan to qualify for the quarterfinals. Korea will play against Australia at 12:00 noon on March 9th, Japan at 7:00pm on the 10th, Czech Republic at 12:00pm on the 12th, and China at 7:00pm on the 13th.
The Czech Republic and China are not very threatening opponents as they are ranked 15th and 30th in the world rankings by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). Of course, everything has to be opened. However, from an objective point of view, the Czech Republic and China are no match for the Korean national team. It is also a team that should never be defeated.
In Japan, Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres), Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox), and Lars Nutba (St. and Sawamura-san, Yamamoto Yoshinobu (Orix Buffaloes) with Golden Glove, Murakami Munetaka (Yakult Swallows) with ’56 home runs’, and Roki Sasaki (Chiba Lotte Marines) with ‘Perfect Game’. Victory cannot be guaranteed.메이저사이트
But Australia is by no means an easy opponent. Geelong Korea, which is currently playing in the Australian Professional Baseball (ABL) with 1.5 players in the KBO League, is ranked third in the Southwest with an odds ratio of 0.407 with 11 wins and 16 losses. Even including Northeast, Geelong Korea plays baseball at a level that is only 6th out of 8 teams.
Manager Lee Kang-chul paid the most attention to the pitching staff. Through a thorough power analysis, he included a large number of players who used large-angled curveballs and forkballs as winning shots. The command tower said, “After analyzing the swing trajectories of Australian hitters, I thought that a curveball or forkball with a large angle would be effective.”
The reason why there are many left-handed hitters in the batting line is that they are targeting Australia. Coach Lee Kang-cheol said,메이저사이트 “There is a high proportion of left-handed hitters,” and said, “That’s why I selected Park Gun-woo as a pinch hitter. It’s because Park Byeong-ho is too biased toward left-handed hitters. In Australia, there aren’t many left-handed pitchers. I thought I could,” he explained.
He considered it fortunate that the team’s match against Australia was chosen as the first match. In response to the question that he kept mentioning the game against Australia, coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “Because the game against Australia is the first game. It is not about excluding Japan.” It wouldn’t have been easy, but Australia was the first match, so I was able to play with all my might.
Given the assumption that both the Czech Republic and China are to be defeated, the most important game is bound to be against Australia. The Korean national team can advance to the quarterfinals with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss, even if it loses to Japan, as long as it defeats Australia. Coach Lee Kang-cheol and the WBC technical committee focused on the game against Australia and this is the biggest reason why they made an entry.