Choo Shin-soo (SSG) expressed his regret about the selection of WBC players. He said that more young and promising players should have been selected.
On the 21st (Korean time), Choo Shin-soo of SSG Landers appeared on ‘DKNET’, a radio program in Dallas, Texas, USA, and expressed regret about the World Baseball Classic (WBC) player selection.
Choo Shin-soo had a strong desire for new faces to join the Korean national team, not players with a lot of experience in international competitions. Choo Shin-soo cited Kim Hyun-soo (LG Twins) as an example. Kim Hyun-soo first joined the national team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and this WBC is his 10th international competition. Kim Hyun-soo is recording 76 hits in 209 bats, 4 homers, 46 RBIs, a batting average of 0.364 OPS and 0.991 in 59 games for the national team.
Choo Shin-soo said, “In the case of Japan, 토토사이트 there are many new faces during international competitions. Kim Hyun-soo is a really good player who can represent Korea. But if it were me, I would have seen the future.” I think there should have been more,” he said.
He also expressed regret about the pitching staff. Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG) and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA Tigers) will participate in this tournament. Kim Gwang-hyun is the 7th international competition, and Yang Hyeon-jong is the 6th international competition stage. Kim Gwang-hyun had an average ERA of 3.43 in 16 games, and Yang Hyeon-jong had an average ERA of 2.43 in 10 games.
Choo Shin-soo said, “How long are Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong? Japanese media also say, ‘There is another Kim Kwang-hyun’.” It’s not possible,” he said.
He added, “From a young age, if you go to an international tournament where many teams participate, such as the WBC, the feelings and mindset of these players will change.”