“Two Machados behind me?” Park Se-woong, who stood tall as the representative of Korea… Expectations for ML infielders
“Machado was really good at defense, but he was a major leaguer up to second base…”
He stood tall as a starter representing Korea. Park Se-woong of the Lotte Giants will also participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
The fastball that exceeds 150km is recognized as a top class. Last year, which was the 8th year of the professional season, was equipped with a seasoned beauty. His main weapon, the forkball, was actively used with a curve with a large drop, and he even had a sense of stability. He recorded 10 wins and an earned run average in the 3-point range for the second consecutive season. Following 163 innings in 2020, he digested a similar 157⅓ innings last year. Quality starts were 18 and 13. 스포츠토토
Recognized for his achievements, he goes to the WBC. Following the Tokyo Olympics, he will work with Yang Eui-ji again as a battery. Park Se-woong said, “I went to the Tokyo Olympics two years ago, and I played for the national team again. In particular, the WBC is the biggest tournament for baseball players. It is an honor. I feel the sense of duty and responsibility of the Taegeuk mark.”
In particular, expectations are high for the ‘Major League infield’ leading to shortstop Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres), second baseman Tommy Hyeon-soo Edman (St. Louis Cardinals), and first baseman Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates). To Park Se-woong, a ground ball pitcher, it is like a thousand horses. He laughed, saying, “Honestly, my expectations are really high. Machado was really good at defense in our team, but now not only shortstop but also second base are in the major leagues.”
He also expressed pride in playing with players representing the league. Since it is a tournament held before the season, there is a sense of pressure, but pitching coach Bae Young-soo and Kim Won-joong are going together, so I feel a little relieved. Park Se-woong repeatedly emphasized, “I will learn a lot.”
“(Kim) Wonjoong talked a lot with his brother, ‘It’s time for us to do it at Lotte,’ and the national team came along. .”