“Incredibly quick feet”… U.S. media highly praises Bae Ji-hwan’s potential for development

Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates), who is aiming for the major league (MLB) stealing king this season with quick feet, received rave reviews from the local media.스포츠토토

The Pittsburgh local media Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on the 14th (local time), “Bae Ji-hwan is incredibly fast,” and “Pittsburgh club will be thrilled with his talent.”

After joining Pittsburgh in 2018, Bae Ji-hwan entered the opening entry for the first time this season and drew attention for his quick feet. At the beginning of the season, Bae Ji-hwan succeeded in 11 out of 12 stolen base attempts, immediately emerging as a candidate for the National League (NL) stealer king.

Bae Ji-hwan, who has quick feet, also had trials. He has failed on four of his six stolen base attempts this past May. He also received bitter comments from local media. However, the ordeal made Bae Ji-hwan stronger. Since mid-May, he has added steals again and has 19 stolen bases to date. If you add just one more stolen base, you can write a Korean major league record of 20 stolen bases in one season for the first time in 10 years since Choo Shin-soo in 2013.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted, “Since mid-May, Bae Ji-hwan played the game a little more cautiously, but he quickly adapted to the game,” and noted, “Bae Ji-hwan’s average time to first base was 4.05 seconds, leading the league.” He also praised the defense, saying, “He sometimes judges the batting ball to bypass the ball, but Bae Ji-hwan is great in center field,” and “could be the best center field option in Pittsburgh.”

Bae Ji-hwan said in an interview with the media, “My goal is to go to the base with an in-play batting ball and score.” .

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