Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) is expected to start this season as a utility man like Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres).
On the 10th (Korean time), MLB.com classified Bae Ji-hwan as a utility man in charge of second baseman, shortstop, and center fielder while predicting Pittsburgh’s roster for the 2023 season opener.
MLB.com predicted that Bae Ji-hwan could play the second baseman, but Rodolfo Castro would start the season as the starting second baseman. It is a story that Bae Ji-hwan can replace Castro if he is sluggish. 메이저놀이터
Ha-seong Kim also debuted as a utility man in the big leagues.
Because Bae Ji-hwan has quick feet, he is likely to be used in the middle when the team needs it.
Choi Ji-man, who left the Tampa Bay Rays and made a new nest in Pittsburgh, was dropped as the starting first baseman.
Looking at Choi Ji-man as the first baseman, Carlos Santana was predicted to be the designated hitter. Conversely, on the day Santana sees first baseman, Choi Ji-man will be the designated hitter. Choi Ji-man is expected to play first base more often.
In some cases, it is expected that Bae Ji-hwan will play as second baseman and Choi Ji-man as first baseman.