Our WBC team finally formed a full lineup with major leaguers Kim Ha-seong and Edman coming to Korea.
The Japanese baseball team, which will meet in the same group, has also been equipped with a complete team by joining ‘Superstar’ Ohtani.
This is reporter Hong Seok-jun.
Shohei Ohtani, a ‘two-handedly superstar’, departs for Japan from the United States on a chartered plane worth 100 million won one way.
When Ohtani boarded another chartered flight from Tokyo to Nagoya, where the national team camp is located, the local media used the expression “VIP transfer.”
With the addition of Ohtani, who is a hot topic in every move, the Japanese national team has become a complete team.
Ohtani proved to be our No. 0 target by throwing a top speed of 158 km/h in a big league demonstration game and hitting a triple at bat.
At the time of the 2015 Premier 12, Ohtani had an overwhelming performance of 13 scoreless innings against Korea, but he never let his guard down.
<Shohei Ohtani / Japan WBC National Team (February 17th)> “I did well back then, but I don’t know what will happen now because Korea has become a better team. That’s why I’m looking forward to the Korea-Japan match.”
Our national team’s batting line also needs to target veteran major leaguer Darvish, who is a strong candidate for starting pitcher in the first round Korea-Japan match. 스포츠토토
Darvish, who ended the game as a closer in the final match against Korea in 2009.
Unlike other major leaguers in Japan, he joined national team training early and played a pivotal role in the team.
Sasaki, Japan’s youngest perfect game hero, who has already exceeded the maximum speed of 160 km/h, and Yamamoto, who won four Japanese league pitchers for two consecutive years, cannot be ignored.
On top of that, the powerful batting line composed of “monster” Murakami, who hit the most 56 homers in a single season in Japan, is also a mountain we have to overcome.