Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates), who made his MLB debut last year, drew attention from the local media as a fast-paced prospect.
On the 13th (Korean time), MLB.com announced the list of ‘All-Speed Team’ consisting of prospects with good main points for each position. MLB.com listed Bae Ji-hwan as the second baseman, saying, “We considered not only speed but also future potential comprehensively.”
According to MLB Statcast, Bae Ji-hwan’s sprint 바카라사이트.speed was 8.83 ㎥ per second, which was said to be in the top 10 ㎥ among big leaguers. Bae Ji-hwan reported one hit, one walk and two stolen bases in his debut match, which he played after 4 years of entering the MLB in September of last year. He succeeded in stealing his first base in the bottom of the second inning, when the score was 2-2, and after making a hit in the bottom of the 9th inning when he was chasing 5-6, he stole second base again and created a chance to tie the game, leaving a strong impression.
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.
After graduating from high school, Bae Ji-hwan skipped the Korean Professional Baseball (KBO) stage and signed a contract with Pittsburgh for $1.25 million in 2018.