The Perth Heat, which has a large number of players who are likely to meet at the WBC (World Baseball Classic). Against Geelong Korea, it is showing an extremely strong appearance.
Geelong lost all three games, including a double header against Perth on the 6th and 7th. In the first game on the 6th, the first day, they lost 0-11, and in the 1st game of the double header on the 7th, they lost 2-9 and lost the 2nd game 1-3. Young starting pitchers such as Seo Jun-won, Park Yun-cheol, and Kim Jin-wook sortied in order, but the result was three consecutive losses.
Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth are currently the strongest teams in the ABL. In particular, in the Southwest League, to which Geelong belongs, Adelaide ranks first with a team win rate of 0.625 (based on 7 days), and Perth ranks second with a team win rate of 0.581. Geelong is third out of four teams. Of course, Geelong is slightly different from other ABL teams in that it is an educational league team for young prospects in the KBO League. 메이저사이트
In particular, Perth is showing an extremely strong 6-1 record against Geelong this season. The main batters who play in Perth are the players who are likely to be selected for the Australian national team, which the Korean national team will face at the WBC this March.
‘Top hitter’ Tim Kennelly is batting 3.21 (27 hits in 84 at-bats) this season with 4 homers, 14 RBIs and an OPS of 1.011. The center hitter, outfielder Julich Boyarski, also boasts a slugging percentage of over 0.613. Kennelly and Boyarski are members who were selected as members of the Australian national team in an evaluation match against the Japanese baseball team held in Japan last November. Kennelly is the top batting order, and Boyarski is the center hitter.
Another hitter to watch out for is Alex Hall. Despite being a catcher, Hall has been the best hitter in Perth this season. He is recording an OPS of 1.063 with an on-base percentage of 0.448 and a slugging percentage of 0.615, including five homers, in 30 games. In this match against Geelong, he had 2 hits and 3 RBIs including a home run on the first day, 1 hit and 2 runs in the first game of the double header, and 2 hits and 2 RBIs including a home run in the second game of the double header.
Australia has yet to announce their WBC entries, but they are likely to make the final entry. This Australian team is expected to include some of the ABL’s top players and some minor leaguers. Currently, Lee Kang-cheol, coach of the Korean national team, is watching the ABL matches in Australia with the coaches to understand the skills and condition of key players.