“Excellent player, strong”… Both coaches and players fell in love with Edmon

The Korean baseball team, which will participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), is expecting big leaguer Tommy Hyeon-su Edman (28, St. Louis Cardinals) to join the team.

Edmund is an American national, but he is a Korean-American athlete with a Korean mother. In order to maximize power, the KBO Technical Committee sought Edmon’s joining in accordance with the rules of the tournament that the participating country could be selected according to the lineage or place of birth of parents or grandparents. A national team was born.

Edmund is a proven resource enough to play as the main infielder for his team, St. Louis. In 2021, he was recognized for his defensive skills by winning the Gold Glove for second baseman in the Major League Baseball (MLB). He is also evaluated for his advantage as a switch hitter and his ability to hit double-digit home runs every season바카라. It also has quick feet. He had 30 or more stolen bases for the last two seasons in a row. He can be called a ‘karate and defense chief’.

In the national team, he is expected to play an active part as a keystone combination with another major leaguer, Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres). It is a picture where Kim Ha-seong is in charge of shortstop and Edmund is in charge of second base. In the U.S., the infield center line that Ha-seong Kim and Edman will build is evaluated as a top-notch power among 20 countries participating in the tournament.

Director Lee Kang-chul also welcomed Edmund’s joining. He said, “I had a lot of conversations with (Kim) Ha-seong, who came to Korea (on the same plane). Ha-seong said, ‘Edman is a better player than me.’ I have high expectations.”

Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes), who will be in charge of an axis in the outfield, also foresaw that Edmund’s addition would be of great help in improving his power.

He said, “I think it’s cool to see the infielders’ performance in the outfield. When playing a game, the role of the center line infielder is especially important, and it is reassuring to have two players recognized in the major leagues form a keystone combination.”

Kim Ha-seong, who will show off his teamwork with Edmund in the infield, said, “I hope I can do well with Edmund and reach the semi-final tournament.”

Edmund, who entered Korea on the 1st, is hanging out with the national team players and officials without hesitation in order to adapt quickly.

A scene of eating sundaeguk with his national team member Na Seong-beom (KIA Tigers) and KBO officials was captured, and Koo Chang-mo (NC Dinos) shared a photo taken with Na Seong-beom and Edman on social media.

Edman said, “I’m happy to be selected for the Korean national team. I am proud that I was selected as the first non-Korean player. I will do my best to help Korea win as many victories as possible in this WBC.”

On the afternoon of the 2nd, Edman participates in recovery training at the Gocheok Dome and gets to know his teammates for the first time.

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