When will we see KT Wiz Kang Baek-ho in the first team?
I am curious about the timing of Kang Baek-ho’s return after entering the actual game in the second team.
Kang Baek-ho, who was downgraded to the 2nd team on July 27th, was included in the training group on August 22nd and began technical training in earnest, starting with the Futures League match against Sangmu held in Iksan on the 1st.
Kang Baek-ho, who played three games until the 3rd, recorded 2 hits in 8 at-bats, 1 RBI, and 2 walks. One of the two hits was a double. He played about 3 games, so I thought he might join the first team, but we don’t know yet.
In the first-team registration-cancellation status announced by KBO on the 4th, there was no movement of KT’s players. Usually, when there is an entry change, clubs usually select expunged players on Monday and call them up on Tuesday. If there are players canceled on Tuesday, most of them are missing due to sudden injuries or other reasons.
Since there are no players expunged from KT, it does not mean that Kang Baek-ho will not be registered in the first team. As of the 4th, the number of registered players in KT’s first team is 32, which is 1 player short of 33, an increase of 5 players due to expanded entry. In other words, if KT has a player to register, one player can register without being excluded from entry.
There is a possibility that Kang Baek-ho will be promoted to the first team against the Suwon LG Twins on the 5th.
Kang Baek-ho has been selected for the Asian Games national team. He will be called up to the national team on the 22nd, and in the meantime, he must be promoted to the first team, stay healthy, and improve his batting skills by hitting the balls of the first team pitchers.
Kang Baek-ho’s performance this season is a batting average of .261 (53 hits in 203 at-bats), 6 home runs, and 32 RBIs in 57 games played.스포츠토토
Even if Kang Baek-ho joins the first team, he is more likely to appear as a designated hitter or pinch hitter rather than as an outfielder or first baseman. In the outfield, there are Alford and Bae Jeong-dae, Kim Min-hyuk, and Cho Yong-ho. Four players can play depending on the situation, and while first baseman Park Byeong-ho cannot play, Oh Yoon-seok is playing good defense.
If Kang Baek-ho is promoted to the first team and shows his old batting skills, it could be of great help to KT’s 2nd place Suseong and 1st place challenge, and he can lead the national team’s batting lineup along with Noh Si-hwan in the Asian Games national team without Lee Jung-hoo.
Should we improve our batting skills in the first team? Or will he get a lot of at-bats in the second team and get more feel for it? I’m curious about KT’s decision.