‘ML Steal 4th expected’ Korea’s ‘National University’, will it show its true value at the WBC?

Infielder Tommy Edman (St. Louis Cardinals) of the Korean national team was expected to rank 4th in stealing bases in the major leagues this year.

On the 9th (Korean time), MLB released this year’s major league stolen base ranking predicted through ‘Fan Graph’ on SNS. Edmund was expected to hit 27, tying for fourth with Bobby Witt Jr. (Kansas City Royals) and Jake McCarthy (Arizona Diamondbacks).

The number one was expected to be Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves) with 35. Cedric Mullins (Baltimore Orioles) and Esteuri Lewis (Oakland Athletics) predicted that the joint second place would each make 30.

All figures are slightly lower than last year. Last year, John Bertie (Miami Marlins) led the major leagues with 41, Jorge Mateo (Baltimore) was second with 35, and Mullins was third with 34. Acuña Jr., expected to be the No. 1 player this year, was 7th with 29 stolen bases. Up to 6th place, all of them recorded more than 30. 메이저사이트

Edmund, who has surpassed 30 stolen bases for the last two years in a row, stole 32 bases last year and tied for 4th, and is expected to remain tied for 4th this year as well. Edmund, who has strength in the main focus in short matches, is expected to contribute to Korea’s speed in the WBC next month.

In an interview with Sport TV News, Edman explained his playing style, saying, “Ha-seong Kim is a good player both defensively and batting, and he is also a good player. I thought he was a similar type of player to me.” .

Meanwhile, MLB makes changes to the rules starting this year, such as increasing the size of the base and applying a pitch timer. As the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd base bases grow by 3 inches, the distance between bases decreases. The pitcher must throw the next ball within 15 seconds when there are no runners and 20 seconds when there are runners. It is noteworthy how the two rule changes will affect the stolen base game.

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