SSG Landers outfielder Choi Ji-hoon will participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) tournament held in March in place of Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Choi Ji-hoon, who was absent due to opposition from his team.
KBO said, “On the 5th in Korean time, the WBC Organizing Committee, WBCI (World baSeball Classic Inc) informed the KBO that Choi Ji-man could not compete in the WBC,” he informed on the 6th.
Instead of Choi Ji-man, SSG Landers outfielder Choi Ji-hoon was selected as a substitute. For the first time since his professional debut, Choi Ji-hoon went on the international stage wearing the Taegeuk mark.
Choi Ji-hoon, who was preparing for the new season at the SSG Florida Camp in the US, said, “I didn’t expect it at all, but it feels good to be selected so suddenly, but I still don’t feel it. He expressed his feelings, saying, “I would like to thank the officials who selected me for this honorable position, and I will participate in the national team with a sense of responsibility.”
Choi Ji-hoon recorded a batting average of .362 in 144 games last season with a batting average of 3.4, 10 home runs, 61 RBIs, and 31 stolen bases. In his 3rd year as a pro, he hit 300 for the first time, hit a double-digit home run, and stole more than 30 bases, contributing greatly to SSG’s ‘Unified Championship’. 카지노
He is a fast-footed player with a good sense of humor. He has strong shoulders too. He is a college graduate after graduating from Dongguk University and has not yet had much professional stage experience, but he is considered a player who will be of sufficient help in many ways. He is the main center fielder to lead SSG.
He was even placed on the 50-man interest list last year. There was also the anticipation of seniors. Choi Ji-hoon said, “In fact, from the time I was selected on the 50-person interest list last year, Choi Jung-sunbaenim said, ‘You can go, I wish I could go with you. He continued to tell me, “I go together and have a good experience, and then I will improve a lot in baseball.”
He continued, “I didn’t think that those words would become a reality, but I’m happy to be able to go with you even though it’s late. I may not be able to play as a starting player, but I will do my best to achieve good results.”
Practical sense is a common concern. However, I have taken good care of my body. After the Korean Series, he continued to go to the baseball field without a break and was not lazy in taking care of his body, such as weight training.
Choi Ji-hoon said, “Personally, wearing a uniform with the Taegeuk mark is a very heavy position and I feel burdened because I think it is a position that carries a lot of responsibility.” However, Kim Gwang-hyun, who is a senior on his team and has a lot of international experience, and Choi Jeong, the ‘fixer’, are with him.
Attention is focusing on how precious time will be spent in the WBC competition before the start of the 2023 season.