Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates) is receiving favorable reviews in the US as well.
The American sports media ‘The Athletic’ introduced the prospects selected by each club regarding the international amateur contract on the 13th (Korean time). The media asked its reporters which of the contracts they had signed over the past 10 years was the best, and Bae Ji-hwan was selected along with Rodolfo Castro in Pittsburgh.
Bae Ji-hwan, a graduate of Gyeongbuk High School, signed a contract with Pittsburgh through an international amateur free agent in 2018. He initially signed a contract with the Atlanta Braves for $300,000, but the Major League Secretariat was found to have violated the contract rules for international prospects, and the contract was rejected. Pittsburgh reached out to Bae Ji-hwan, who became invincible, and joined the pirate corps for $1.25 million.
And Pittsburgh’s selection is seeing the light of day little by little. Bae Ji-hwan was called up at the end of last season and made an impressive performance. On the stage of his dreams, Bae Ji-hwan showed his potential by showing off his quick feet, decent defensive skills, and even his batting ability. Bae Ji-hwan recorded 11 hits in 33 at-bats, 3 stolen bases, a batting average of 0.333, a slugging percentage of 0.424, and an OPS (slugging percentage + on-base percentage) of 0.829 in 10 games.카지노사이트
The media said, “Bae Ji-hwan originally signed a contract with Atlanta, but received a penalty for violating the rules in 2018. And joined Pittsburgh for $1.25 million. There is,” said Bae Ji-hwan, who made an impressive performance.
This is not the first time Bae Ji-hwan has been favorably received by the local media. Multiple media predicts that Bae Ji-hwan will participate in the spring camp as well as be listed in the starting lineup for the 2023 season. You can feel that Bae Ji-hwan’s position has completely changed in just one year.
Meanwhile, Castro, mentioned along with Bae Ji-hwan, is from the Dominican Republic. He joined Pittsburgh as an international amateur free agent in 2015, and made his big league debut in 2021. Castro had a .224 on-base percentage, .288 slugging percentage, and .419 batting average in the majors over his last two seasons, while hitting 16 home runs. The media said, “Castro spent a short time in the major leagues, but this year he will occupy the starting position at second base.”