How does Ben Charrington, general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, view rookie Bae Ji-hwan (24)?
In an interview ahead of the home game against the Colorado Rockies held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 9th (Korean time), Charrington said, “I am showing dynamic skills on the field. He conveyed his impression of Bae Ji-hwan, saying, “He is a player who can change the game.”
Bae Ji-hwan, who started the season on the opening roster this season, has a batting average of 0.239, an on-base percentage of 0.300, a slugging percentage of 0.326, 2 homers, 9 RBIs and 14 stolen bases in 32 games.
The hitting is not at a satisfactory level, but one speed is clearly showing. With 14 stolen bases, he currently ranks third in the major league all-time stolen base rankings.
According to ‘Baseball Servant’, his sprint speed is in the 97th percentile. That means he’s running faster than 97% of league hitters.
“He’s a very unique player,” Cherrington said. He handles the bat in a unique way, such as creating hits with bunts while playing center infield defense as a shortstop,” said Bae Ji-hwan as a player with abilities that others do not have.
The truth is that he still has a lot to learn. “As a young player, I am still learning about the big leagues. He is learning from really good staff, and he is also learning from his mistakes,” he said, emphasizing that Bae Ji-hwan is still learning.
He went on to say,안전놀이터 “I am continuing to work hard to achieve consistency in other aspects,” and he mentioned the need for consistency to rise to a higher level.
Now he has played 42 games in the major leagues. Although there is still room for his growth, it is worth evaluating positively in that he is energizing the team with his specialty.
General manager Charrington also said, “He is a player who takes up a lot of weight in what we are doing. He is delighted with the look he is showing,” he said, positively appraising his appearance.