Japanese Pitching Team to Dominate Hangzhou AG… Taiwan only has 17 professional players
The Japanese and Taiwanese national teams,
which will compete with Korea for the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, took off their veil.
Japan’s national team consisted of players who all played in unemployment baseball.
24 entries were filled with 9 pitchers, 3 catchers, 6 infielders and 6 outfielders.
Among pitchers, relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa,
who played for the Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins, and Los Angeles Angels of the American Professional Baseball Major League and is currently a member of the Japanese corporate baseball team Eneos, stands out. 토토사이트
An official of the Korean national baseball team, who explored his skills in Japan last July,
commented, “There are many pitchers who throw balls as fast as 150 km per hour.”
As for Korea, which lacks offensive power, it seems that Japanese pitchers
will either cry or laugh depending on their quick response to the ball.
Japan has united representatives of all age groups sent to international competitions under the brand ‘Samurai Japan’, including representatives of this Asian Games.
Taiwan only selected 17 professional players.
The Taiwanese media recently introduced that the number of professional players is the highest among the three Asian Games.
Taiwanese media attributed the fact that the national team,
which is attempting to win the Asian Games for the first time in 17 years
since the 2006 Doha Games, selected 17 former professionals as its representatives.
The team consisted of 10 players from their home country’s professional league, 7 minor leaguers, and 7 unemployed players from their home country.
KBO League Secretariat
According to the KBO League Secretariat, which operates and supports the Korean baseball team,
the U-18 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Baseball World Cup
held in Gijang, Busan in 2019 defeated the United States 2-1 and won the championship.
It is said that seven members of the ‘golden generation’ of baseball in Taiwan
were selected to represent the Hangzhou Asian Games.
They are known to be mainly minor leaguers.
The Taiwanese press was wary of Korea by reporting heavily
on the recent situation of Korean national team coach Ryu Joong-il and national team coach Ryu Ji-hyun,
who visited Taichung last week to analyze the strength of Taiwanese players.
Korea and Taiwan are organized in Group B of the Hangzhou Asian Games,
in order to win, they must defeat their opponents in the group stage.
Group A’s Japan will face Korea and Taiwan in the Super Round.
Korea made a team with 23 KBO league players and 1 amateur, but due to injuries, a new replacement list will be announced in mid-September.