The dignity of the WBC U.S. national team, the ’53 home run giant’ is number 7… “Unbelievable”

The power of the American baseball national team that came out was beyond imagination. Even the major league home run king was expected to be pushed to the 7th batting order, showing off the dignity of the suzerainty.

Ben Verlander, the younger brother of Justin Verlander and an American media outlet, Fox Sports, said in his podcast on the 20th (Korean time) that at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in March, “The US national baseball team could become the strongest ever.” The batting order was drawn with players who were confirmed to participate.

Most notable was the bottom batting order. In particular, Pete Alonso (29, New York Mets), who hit 53 home runs in 2019 alone and won the Major League Home Run King and Unanimous Rookie of the Year in No. 7, attracted attention. After that, he consistently hit double-digit home runs, and last year, he scored 40 homers and 131 RBIs, proving his qualifications as a cleanup hitter.

However, even he failed to win a cleanup in the US WBC team. This is because the previous batters were more prominent players. 파라오카지노

In the first round, Trey Turner (30, Philadelphia) was expected with a career batting average of 0.302, 124 homers and 230 stolen bases. In 2018, Mookie Betts (31, LA Dodgers), the American League batting champion and MVP, with a career of 213 homers and 158 stolen bases, formed a table setter.

The cleanup was also splendid. Mike Trout (32, LA Angels), 3-time MVP award winner and called the best player in his career, Nolan Arenado (32, St. Louis), who hit 299 homers in total, is the “next-generation gun” who hit 30 homers for two consecutive years. It was packed with Kyle Tucker (26, Houston).

Even the players who support them are MVPs. Last year, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (36, St. Louis), who won the MVP award 12 years after his professional debut, was named No. 6.

Home run hitters have also entered catcher and shortstop, which should have been the weakest hitting positions. In the 8th and 9th batting order, JT Realmuto (32, Philadelphia), who has 134 homers and 78 stolen bases, and Tim Anderson (30, Chicago White Sox), a slugger with double-digit homers for six consecutive years, were expected side by side.

Verlander said, “I really can’t believe that there are only three MVPs in the batting lineup and Alonso is the 7th hitter.” He was surprised and expected, “The appearance of Shohei Otani (28, LA Angels) throwing against Trout will be a dream matchup.” .

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