Lee Dae-ho (retired) and Park Byeong-ho (KT Wiz) need a right-handed hitter to succeed them. It is the homework of the national team. 

On the 28th of last month, the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) and the Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA) announced the preliminary list of 198 players for the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) baseball team. The KBO said, “The goal is to select players who can cover the two goals of winning a gold medal and changing generations.” 

Among them, the players who were selected for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team in March and the players who play the main role in their team are certain to be on the national team. The problem is that most of them are left-handed hitters. Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes), Kang Baek-ho (KT Wiz), first-choice shortstop Park Seong-han (SSG Landers), and second baseman Kim Hye-seong are representative. Outfielders Ahn Kwon-soo, Hwang Seong-bin, and Ko Seung-min, who led the Lotte Giants sensation in April, are all left-handed hitters. 

LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “I was worried about selecting a right-handed hitter with long hitting power even when I was preparing for the WBC as the chairman of the Technical Committee (currently the Performance Improvement Committee) until last year.” In fact, the only right-handed hitters who could expect a home run in the WBC team were Choi Jeong (SSG) and Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres). 스포츠토토
Lee Dae-ho, Kim Tae-gyun, Park Byung-ho, Choi Jeong, etc. For the past 10 years, there have been many right-handed hitters in the national team’s batting line. There is also a voice saying that a lot of ‘right-handed players’ should be deliberately selected in order to give young players experience in international competitions. 

Roh Si-hwan (Hanwha Eagles) and Han Dong-hee (Lotte), who showed growth since last season, and Lee Jae-won (LG), who turned infielder, are considered candidates for the national team. There is Park Chan-hyeok, an outfielder in his second year at Kiwoom, and Byeon Woo-hyuk (KIA Tigers), who showed his long hitting instinct after transferring. Hwang Dae-in (KIA) is among the wild card candidates selected to reinforce vulnerable positions. 1st and 3rd base, which are expected to compete for the starting position, may have a right-handed hitter. 

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