“Korea has a finisher throwing 98 miles” Go Woo-seok’s fastball, the United States is watching

March 2, 2023 0 Comments

The American media focused on finishing Ko Woo-seok (LG)’s fastball while analyzing the power of the Korean WBC (World Baseball Classic) national team. Ko Woo-seok, who is aiming to advance to the major leagues in the future, surprised the major league multiple scouts with a stone fastball during field training in Tucson카지노사이트, Arizona, USA. 

Baseball America (BA), a magazine specializing in American baseball, had time to analyze the power of the 2023 WBC Group B countries on the 2nd (hereinafter Korean time). Group B consists of Korea, Japan, Australia, China and the Czech Republic, led by Lee Kang-cheol. 

BA selected second baseman Tommy Edman (St. Louis), shortstop Kim Ha-seong (San Diego), and left-handed pitcher Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG) as Korea’s best players. Baseman Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom) was named. 

Regarding the Korean batting line, “Korea has been struggling to score points in the recent two WBCs and has strengthened the starting lineup for the 2023 tournament.” Kim Hyeon-soo (LG) and Park Byeong-ho (KT) are expected to add power in the center of the batting line. The firepower of young players Lee Jung-hoo, Kang Baek-ho, and Na Seong-beom, who has been active as a hard hitter for a long time, is also noteworthy.”

Korea did not rely on a specific player, but showed a view that it can demonstrate its strength only when numbers 1 to 9 are harmonized. BA looked at, “Korea’s lineup doesn’t have any prominent features, but the first to ninth hitters all have a good balance of power, contact, and speed.” 

As for the pitching staff, the names of Kim Gwang-hyeon, Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA), Ko Young-pyo (KT), Go Woo-seok, and Jung Woo-young (LG) were mentioned. The media said, “The Korean mound is led by left-handed veteran duo Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong with major league experience. Korea is still unable to find a proven starting pitcher that surpasses them, but a sidearm pitcher with excellent control named Koh Young-pyo shows a different side.”

The bullpen is guarded by LG Duo. BA said, “In Korea, there is a finishing pitcher named Go Woo-seok who throws a fastball of 98 miles (about 157 km). Also, there is another sidearm pitcher, Jung Woo-young, who uses a powerful fastball and slider.” 

Nevertheless, Korea’s goal for the semifinals was pessimistic. BA, who evaluated Japan as a challenger for the championship, said, “We expect Korea to advance to the quarterfinals in this tournament. To go higher than that, a change is needed,” he predicted. 

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