World Baseball Classic crosses light and dark. It is the only international tournament that even major league players participate in, and it is the most prestigious tournament in baseball. So there are many players who want to show their skills on the best stage. On the other hand, since it is held in March, before the season, there is a problem of having to build up your body early. As the balance is broken, there are cases where results are not good due to injuries or sluggishness in the important regular season.
But this player has no worries. Rather, it is because the year he participated in the WBC improved more than the previous year.
Kim Hyun-soo of the LG Twins is the main character. Starting with the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Kim Hyun-soo has participated in the 2009 WBC, 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, 2013 WBC, 2014 Incheon Asian Games, 2015 Premier 12, 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, 2019 Premier 12, 2020 Tokyo Except for the 2017 WBC, such as the Olympics, he participated in all the national teams that formed the dream team.
And Kim Hyun-soo took the WBC, which will be held in March this year, as a matter of course. For Kim Hyun-soo, who turns 35 this year, there is a high possibility that this will be his last WBC appearance.
When it comes to national team outfielders, Kim Hyun-soo comes to mind, but this time LG fans are worried. The goal is to win this season, but there are concerns that participating in the WBC may lead to a sluggish regular season. However, Kim Hyun-soo played a big role in the regular season in the previous two WBC appearances.
In 2008, Kim Hyun-soo, who had a batting average of 3.57 li, 168 hits, 9 homers and 89 RBIs, became the batting king and the most hit king. ,바카라 career highs with 172 hits, 23 home runs, and 104 RBIs. Although he came in third with the same batting average as in 2008, he won the most hits for the second straight time, and his home runs and RBIs (2nd place) greatly increased.
It was the same in 2013. In 2012, Kim Hyun-soo, who had a batting average of 2.99, 7 homers and 65 RBIs, was not worthy of his name at the time, but after participating in the WBC in 2013, he regained his strength. In 122 games, he managed to bounce back with a batting average of 3.2, 16 homers and 90 RBIs.
In 2017, when he belonged to the Major League Baseball Baltimore Orioles, his WBC participation was canceled due to opposition from his team.
Kim Hyun-soo posted 23 home runs and 106 RBIs last year. He had a successful season focusing on his long hitting and scoring ability rather than his accuracy. If you achieve another performance improvement after participating in the WBC for the third time in the 2023 season, it will be of great help to the LG lineup. This is because Kim Hyun-soo is the central hitter who has a great influence on the players in the LG batting line.