Correspondent Moon Dae-hyun = Infielder Choi Jeong (36, SSG Landers), who was selected for the national baseball team after a long absence, confessed that he feels the weight of the Taegeuk mark.
Choi Jeong-eun recorded a batting average of 0.266 in the 2022 season, 26 homers (3rd), 87 RBIs, an on-base percentage of 0.386 (6th), and a slugging percentage of 0.505 (5th).
As a leading hitter representing SSG, he played a big role in the Korean Series with a batting average of 0.476, 2 homers, 9 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.402, contributing greatly to the team’s overall victory. Last season’s third baseman Golden Glove was also the best.
Choi Jeong-eun, who is still showing off his heyday level despite his age, was named to the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) team announced on the 4th of last month. It has been 10 years since Choi Jeong-ui’s WBC national team was selected, and the national team convocation itself is 4 years since the 2019 Premier12.
Heo Gyeong-min (Doosan) was not selected for this national team due to a back injury, and the only professional third baseman is Jeong Jeong. Occasionally, Ha-seong Kim (San Diego) may play third base, but his main position is shortstop, so it is ideal for Jeong Choi to play a role at third base.
Choi Jeong-eun had strong pressure on this part.
Choi Jeong-eun, who met with reporters at the Jackie Robinson Training Center in Vero Beach, Florida, USA on the 10th (local time), said, “I don’t have many memories of doing well in the national team. I really want to do well in this national team, which may be the last in my career.” told
Choi Jeong-eun said, “I’ve experienced the WBC twice, and if I get good results, it’s a really fun and good experience. But in the opposite case, the futility is very great.” said.
He continued, “I am burdened with being the only professional third baseman. I am not an infield multi-resource, but if I do not do well at third base, I have no choice but to become a bench member, so I have to do well somehow.” It’s a pity. But since I have a back injury, it can’t be helped.” 먹튀검증
Choi Jeong-eun belongs to the highest level in this national team. Lee Ji-young (Kiwoom Heroes) and Park Byeong-ho (1986, KT Wiz) are the only players born in 1987 earlier than Choi Jeong-in. Naturally, Choi Jeong-yi is in the position to lead the national team atmosphere.
However, Choi Jeong-eun said, “The national team is a place where the best baseball players in Korea gather, so it’s a structure where you can do everything yourself. It was like that in the past,” he said, putting down the burden of leadership.
Furthermore, he said, “Instead of thinking of going to a certain tournament, I think that the season opening has been moved forward and I am preparing thoroughly.” chopped up