There are concerns about weakening power when the ships including Lee Ui-ri, Kim Do-young, and Choi Seung-yong are replaced before departure.
The Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) national team list has been revealed. The team is filled with young players representing the league, led by Asian Games gold medal members. The problem is the postseason schedule. There is a possibility that players who play in the Korean Series will not be able to participate even if their names are included in the entry list.
On the 24th, the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced the list of 26 APBC national teams to be led by coach Ryu Joong-il. In accordance with the tournament regulations that only players under the age of 24 or within their third year of joining the team can participate, at least two players and as many as four players were selected from 10 clubs. The only wild card was Choi Ji-hoon of SSG Landers.
Representative young guns of the league, including KIA Tigers’ Kim Do-young, Doosan Bears’ Choi Seung-yong, and Lotte Giants’ Son Seong-bin, became the first adults to wear the Taegeuk emblem. KIA Lee Ui-ri, who was previously left out of the Hangzhou Asian Games team due to injury, also boarded.
However, it is unclear whether Ryu Joong-il will enter the competition maintaining his best performance. The national team will begin training on the 6th of next month and leave for Japan on the 14th. The professional baseball Korean Series, which is a best-of-seven series, will not end until the 11th at the earliest. The possibility that the winner will be decided on the 15th, when the final 7th game is held, cannot be ruled out. This is the butterfly effect, with the most games being canceled since the inception of professional baseball due to the rain that fell unexpectedly this season.
It is realistic to revise the final roster after the two teams that will face each other in the Korean Series are decided. Entries can be modified until the 14th of the following month. A KBO official predicted, “There is a high probability that (the team’s players) will not be able to be taken,” and “It will not be easy, especially for pitchers.”
A weakening of power is inevitable. It is unclear whether Moon Bo-kyung, who played first base in Hangzhou, and sidearm bullpen member Jung Woo-young will play. If KT Wiz wins in the playoffs, hold king Park Young-hyun and ‘genius hitter’ Kang Baek-ho may be left out. NC Dinos and SSG also have a total of 5 players in the current entry.
The KBO plans to use spare entries to fill these gaps when necessary. The preliminary list released on this day consisted of 20 players, including Hanwha Eagles Moon Hyun-bin, Doosan Lee Byung-hun, and KIA Yoon Young-cheol.메이저사이트
APBC, now in its second year since 2017, will be held for four days from the 16th to the 19th of next month. In addition to the previous three countries, Korea, Japan and Taiwan, this year even Australia will participate.