Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates) will return to the United States on the afternoon of the 11th and prepare for the 2024 season of American Professional Baseball (MLB).Bae Ji-hwan’s agency, Now I One Management, announced on the 9th, “Bae Ji-hwan will finish his schedule in Korea and leave on the 11th to prepare for the season locally.”Bae Ji-hwan became a starter in the 2023 season, his second year as a big leaguer, and played 111 games.
Last year’s performance was a batting average of 0.231 (77 hits in 334 at-bats), 2 home runs, 32 RBI, 54 runs, 23 stolen bases, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.608. However, it was disappointing that he was unable to maintain his batting momentum at the beginning of the season due to a nearly six-week hiatus due to a left ankle sprain in July.Bae Ji-hwan also set his goal for the 2024 season to play in all games, saying on his way home in October last year, “My goal was to play a full season, but I was injured so I couldn’t do that.”
Batting is considered the key to maintaining the starting position in the upcoming season.Previously, MLB.com also introduced Bae Ji-hwan as a candidate for Pittsburgh’s starting second baseman and analyzed, “The key is whether his offensive ability can rise to the point where he can occupy a starting position.”Bae Ji-hwan is a utility resource and has enough potential to start at positions such as shortstop and center fielder.He also had an affair with a non-celebrity woman earlier this month.Bae Ji-hwan said on his Instagram, “There were many difficult days because I felt alone (in the United States),” and “(my wife) always treats me with infinite love. 온라인카지노 I am full of courage that I can accomplish anything.” reported.