Japanese microscopic analysis “Korea, Kim Ha-seong-Edman iron wall combination… Korean pitching staff are anxious”
Japan has thoroughly investigated Korea’s strength ahead of the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
On the 28th, the Japanese data specialist ‘Data Stadium’ published a column to dig up and analyze the power of the WBC Round 1 Group B, which includes Korea, Japan, Australia, China and the Czech Republic.
The overall evaluation of Group B is, ‘It will be a structure where the remaining three countries challenge Korea and Japan in the second round. The best spectacle is the Korea-Japan match as the best member. Both countries are pictured passing the first round, but it seems like it will be a fight with a sense of pressure that they can never lose that much,” he said. I will measure the direction,” he predicted. He added, “China will take on an opponent who is one step ahead with the performance of young players who have received major league guidance. The Czech Republic, which is participating for the first time, will be able to fight to show the presence of European powers such as Italy and the Netherlands in the past.”
Each country’s power was also analyzed in detail based on the score. Scores were given in 5 categories out of 10 points, and Korea scored 7 points for hitting, 7 points for mobility, 8 points for defense, 9 points for experience, 7 points for relief staff, and 6 points for starters. I gave high marks in defense and experience, and saw the pitching staff as relatively weak.
‘Data Stadium’ is ‘Korea met in many competitions, such as playing Japan 5 times in the 2nd competition in 2009. The tournament just before 2017 was held in their home country, but they lost in overtime due to lack of a decisive shot in their first game against Israel. After that, he suffered a shutout loss against the Netherlands and was eliminated in the first round for two consecutive tournaments.”
He continued, “In this tournament aiming for revenge, three major league fielders will participate. The two-legged keystone combination of Kim Ha-seong (San Diego) and Tommy Edman (St. The fielding staff boasts a solid power,’ but ‘on the other hand, the pitching staff consists only of domestic league players, leaving some anxiety. The key will be the performance of veteran pitchers with rich experience in international competitions,” he analyzed. It seemed to indicate the performance of Kim Gwang-hyun (SSG) and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA). 스포츠토토
On the other hand, Japan was evaluated as 8 points for hitting, 8 points for mobility, 7 points for defense, 10 points for experience, 8 points for relief, and 9 points for starters. Samurai Japan, coach Hideki Kuriyama, lost to the United States at the 2017 WBC tournament and was frustrated in the semifinals of two consecutive tournaments, but has since regained strength in international tournaments. In the 2019 Premier 12, Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), the fourth hitter, won the championship by towing the other line, and in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix) and other pitching staff won a close game and won the gold medal. mentioned
“Athletes who have experienced past glory have also made many names on the roster for this tournament. All pitching has become a tight formation. A number of major leaguers, including Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), will participate in the match. It is no exaggeration to say that the power is the best among all ‘Samurai Japan’, with Lars Nutba (St. Louis) also participating as a representative for the first time as a Japanese player. I want to pay attention to how he is aiming for the championship in three competitions.”