Bae Ji-hwan, selected as a promising prospect with a high possibility of entering the opening roster… “Utility advantage”

Bae Ji-hwan (24), who plays for the안전놀이터 Pittsburgh Pirates of the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), has been selected as a promising prospect who is likely to be included in the 2023 season opening roster (26 players).

On the 18th (Korean time), the official website of Major League Baseball ( announced that it selected and announced one prospect with a high possibility of entering the opening roster for each of the 30 MLB clubs. In Pittsburgh, Bae Ji-hwan was named. The media specified Bae Ji-hwan’s position as a utility. said, “Bae Ji-hwan can serve as second baseman, shortstop, and center fielder. As a utility player, he has the upper hand in competition within the team,” he said. “Bae Ji-hwan showed impressive performance in his MLB debut season. Pittsburgh could use his speed.”

Bae Ji-hwan, who moved to the United States in 2018, went through minor league single A (A) to triple A (AAA) evenly. Last year he had a .289 batting average with eight homers and 53 RBIs in 108 games at Triple-A. He was called up to the MLB this season and played in 10 games, batting average of 0.333 and 6 RBIs.

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