Pittsburgh’s Bae Ji-hwan selected as a promising prospect to enter the opening roster

Reporter Lee Sang-cheol = Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates), who debuted in the major leagues (MLB) at the end of last season, was chosen as a candidate with a high possibility of entering this year’s opening roster.

On the 18th (Korean time), MLB.com said, “Spring camp and demonstration games serve as auditions for roster spots. Each team has a fiercely competitive prospect,” and each of the 30 major league clubs has a high possibility of entering the opening roster. One prospect was selected. 메이저놀이터

In Pittsburgh, Bae Ji-hwan was named. MLB.com evaluated Bae Ji-hwan as having great utility value as a utility resource.

The media said, “Bae Ji-hwan left a strong impression in his debut season in the major leagues. He can play second baseman, shortstop, and center fielder. Also, Pittsburgh will be able to take advantage of his speed.”

Bae Ji-hwan made his major league debut on September 24 last year against the Chicago Cubs. He played a total of 10 games and recorded a batting average of 0.333, 11 hits, 6 RBIs, 5 runs, 3 steals, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.829. He was also recognized for his potential when he was awarded team-selected Triple-A Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Bae Ji-hwan, who is included in the Pittsburgh 40-man roster, will join the team spring camp on the 21st and start a fierce competition to enter the opening roster.

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