On June 9, the 24 national players who will participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games were announced. Excluding the three wild cards, 21 players were young players under the age of 25 and under the age of 4 years as a pro. High school student Jang Hyeon-seok (Yongmago) was included, and high school graduate Kim Dong-heon was also selected. With an average age of 23.21 years old, the second youngest national team was born following the 1998 Bangkok Games (22.33 years old).
The number of unregistered players in the military is also 19, which is the highest number since the Bangkok Games, when all 22 were unregistered. Since you can receive military service benefits only if you win the gold medal, you must defeat Japan and Taiwan.
Many players started the season dreaming of being selected for the national team, and the result came out two months later. Will there be any change in grades after that?
There are many players who have improved their grades. Park Se-woong of Lotte, Won Tae-in of Samsung, and Kwak Bin of Doosan are showing the face of national team aces. Park Se-woong, who recorded 3 wins, 2 losses and an average ERA of 3.17 in 10 games before the announcement, is showing a perfect figure with 1 win and an average ERA of 1.26 in 4 games after the announcement. He recorded quality starts in all 4 games, and also 3 quality start pluses of 7 or more innings. Won Tae-in, who recorded an average ERA of 4.17 in 10 games before the announcement, dropped to 1.38 with 1 win and 1 loss in 4 games after the announcement. Kwak Bindo had a good ERA of 2.50 with 3 wins and 2 losses in 7 games before the announcement, but after the announcement it got better with 4 wins and no losses and an ERA of 1.88.
Due to an injury, Ko Woo-seok started only 8 games before the announcement, 1 win 1 loss 2 saves, average ERA of 4.70, which was not so good, but after that, he pitched in 9 games and improved to 1 win 2 losses, 4 saves, 2.08 ERA, and Jung Woo-young also averaged before announcement. The earned run score was 5.04, which was uneasy, but after the announcement, it improved to 2.00. KT’s setup man, Park Young-hyeon, is showing much more stability from 2.35 in 10 holds to 0.87 in 4 holds.
Among the batters, Lee Jeong-hoo, Kim Hye-seong안전놀이터, Park Seong-han and Roh Si-hwan stand out. Lee Jung-hoo, who showed extreme sluggishness at the beginning of the season, recorded a batting average of 2.94 with 6 home runs and 31 RBIs at the time of the announcement of the national team. Kim Hye-seong had a batting average of 30 15 li before the announcement, but after the announcement, he was hitting better at 3 4 9 Lee, and Park Seong-han had a 2 4 7 before the announcement, and his batting average was not so good, but after the announcement, his batting average improved to 3 2 9 Lee. 10% increased. After Noh Si-hwan was selected for the national team, his homeruns began to explode. Roh Si-hwan, who posted 9 homers and 31 RBIs in 54 games, swept 8 homers and 21 RBIs in 19 games after the announcement. Kim Ji-chan also showed a good batting average with a batting average of 305 after the announcement, but showed anxiety in the defense.
It would be nice if all of them did well, but there were some players who had poor grades.Until the announcement, Na Kyun-an led Lotte’s starting lineup with 5 wins and 1 loss and an average ERA of 2.55 in 11 games, but after the announcement, he was sluggish with 1 win, 1 loss and an average ERA of 5.63, and had to take a break due to elbow pain. Lee Eui-ri of KIA showed very stable pitching with 5 wins and 3 losses with an ERA of 2.55 in 11 games and was selected for the national team. Gu Chang-mo was also plagued by an injury. Gu Chang-mo, who missed the LG match on June 2 before the national team announcement, is worried about whether he will be able to find himself before going to Hangzhou due to an additional injury.
NC shortstop Kim Joo-won has a bad batting slump. Before the announcement, his batting average was 2.6 and 2. After the announcement, his batting average dropped to 1.7 and 9. in 19 games. Kang Baek-ho is also out with an injury. Kang Baek-ho, who recorded a batting average of 2.776, 5 homers and 29 RBIs in 49 games, was excluded from the 1st team for various reasons such as a cold on June 4th. .
If the players selected for the national team do not perform well, there is no choice but to be anxious. You should also watch out for injuries. Other than injury, I can’t change the entry due to sluggish performance, so I just hope that I will be in the best condition ahead of the Hangzhou tournament. This is the time to fight for the standings at the end of the season, so it is a great help for the team to make good performances before they leave.