Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates), who made his Major League (MLB) debut last year after a minor league career, drew attention from MLB.com based on his speed.
On the 13th (Korean time), MLB.com announced an all-speed team that selected promising players with fast focus by position. A kind of ‘fast foot’ All-Star. The media listed Bae Ji-hwan as the second baseman, saying, “We considered not only speed but also future potential comprehensively.”
Bae Ji-hwan has already 온라인바카라 been noticed for his quick feet since his minor league days. MLB.com rated Bae Ji-hwan’s main effort at 70 points in his scouting report. MLB scouts rate players as low as 20 and as high as 80. Each scout has different standards, but a score of 70 is considered to mean that you have the talent to be in the top 2.2%.
In the minor leagues, he stole bases with his quick feet. After recording 10 steals (4 losses) in 35 games in the Rookie League in 2018, he achieved 31 steals (11 losses) in Single-A in 2019. Following this, he proved his big leaguer qualities by steadily building a stolen base pace with 20 steals (8 misses) in 2021 and 30 steals (8 misses) in 2022.
In fact, his feet measured in the big leagues were also at the top of the MLB. According to MLB Statcast, Bae Ji-hwan’s sprint speed recorded 29 feet (8.84 m) per second. This is the 57th place out of 582 players.
Bae Ji-hwan made his MLB debut in September of last year after four years. In that game, he had one hit and reported one walk and two stolen bases. He succeeded in stealing his first base at the end of the second inning, when the score was 2-2, and boasted quick feet to steal second base again after making a hit in the bottom of the 9th inning when he was pursuing 5-6.
In addition to Bae Ji-hwan, the All-Speed Team includes catcher Harry Ford (Seattle Mariners), first baseman Michael Tolia (Colorado Rockies), third baseman Caden Wallace (Kansas City Royals), shortstop Eli De La Cruz (Cincinnati Reds), and outfielder Corbin Carroll. (Arizona Diamondbacks), Jackson Chourio (Milwaukee Brewers), and Drew Jones (Arizona) were selected.