For the Korean baseball team, the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) remained a ‘disaster’. Despite recording 2 wins and 2 losses in the first round held at Tokyo Dome in Japan, they failed to advance to the second round by staying in third place in Group B. After losing 7-8 to Australia, which was considered ‘under one move’, the shock was great to lose 4-13 to Japan, which was said to be an ‘old enemy’. They won 7-3 against the Czech Republic and exploded 22 points against China, the most in the history of the tournament, and won two consecutive victories, but it was already after the elimination was confirmed.
The so-called ‘Tokyo Disaster’ left the WBC. Korea has already confirmed its elimination and has been on its way home for a long time, and the players have returned to their respective teams.
However, there is one thing that Korea is unrivaledly ranked first. It’s like an iron castle. At this rate, it might end the tournament in first place.
That is the batting average of the Korean team. Korea ranks first among 20 countries with a team batting average of .336. The Korean hitters went 131 at-bats in four games and exploded 44 hits.
The team ranked second after Korea left Taiwan in the first round with a team batting average of .317. Third place is Japan. He has a team batting average of .313 and is leading the team in scoring with 47 points. Korea ranked second in team scoring (40 points). In addition to them, Cuba is ranked 4th with a team batting average of .311, and Canada is ranked 5th with a team batting average of .300.
Even now, Korea is still running alone in the first place, but on the other hand, it is also bittersweet. He scored 7 points against Australia, which changed the fate of Korea, but in fact, his batting was not active. Korea, which was satisfied with producing 7 hits in the match against Australia, only recorded a team batting average of .226 (7 hits in 31 at-bats) against Australia. At least it was an opportunity to score by getting 8 walks, but it could not be said that Korea’s bat was hot. Yang Eui-ji was the only player to hit multi-hits.
The same goes for Japan. Against Japan, Korea only had 6 hits, and against Japan, the team had a batting average of .176 (6 hits in 34 at-bats), and Lee Jung-hoo had only one multi-hit. At the beginning of the second inning, Yang Eui-ji scored 3 points, including a two-run gun, but after that, Korea scored only Park Gun-woo’s solo shot.메이저놀이터
It was also a problem that the mound collapsed against Australia and Japan, which were the most important, but the other line was not very active, so I had to be cornered with two consecutive losses. The Korean lineup, who managed to survive by scoring 11 hits against the Czech Republic, ‘resolved anger’ by giving 20 hits to China, whom they met after their elimination in the first round had already been confirmed. In the match against China alone, the team’s batting average reached .606 (20 hits in 33 at-bats).
Looking at the team batting average, it seems that Korea boasted a monster batting line, but in reality it was not. There is a reason why Korea is not attracting attention even though it is still unrivaledly ranked first.