Doosan Bears right-hander Young-gun Kwak-bin (24) expressed his ambition to face the best players in the active big league ahead of joining the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team.
After completing the morning team training at Blacktown International Sports Town in Sydney, Australia on the 11th, Kwak Bin said, “I’m in the process of adjusting to Australia, but I’m worried because the environment has changed since I moved to먹튀검증 the United States due to the time difference.” We are well prepared,” he said confidently.
Kwak Bin will move from Sydney to Arizona the next morning after training that day. He will join the WBC national team camp led by coach Lee Kang-cheol (57) and prepare for the first round of the 2023 WBC finals to be held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan in March.
Kwak Bin had the honor of being selected to the adult national team for the first time in his life after having a successful first full-time season last year with an ERA of 3.78 and 8 wins and 9 losses in 27 games. He got a chance to compete with the best players in the world with a heavy fastball that went over 150km.
The road to America is not lonely. With his close friend Jeong Cheol-won (24) of the same age and Yang Eui-ui (37), a team senior with whom he has been together for the first time in five years since his rookie season, he will wear the Taegeuk mark.
Gwak Bin shyly said, “I was a little nervous about working with senior Yang Eui-ji during my first bullpen pitching. However, because senior Ui-ji praised me, I gained confidence and pitched well. I think I’m a style that works well when I receive compliments.”
“In the WBC, I try to throw my best in any game or situation,” he said. “Originally, I wanted to face Ohtani, but now I want to go one step ahead and go to the United States (where the semifinals and finals are held). Mike Trout, I think it will be more meaningful if I can stick with players like Mookie Bats.”
I also remembered the moment when Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop (47), the team leader, won the home run title at the 2006 WBC invitational tournament. In particular, it vividly portrayed the image of coach Lee, who fired a home run against Dontrell Willis (41), the best left-hander in the major leagues at the time.
Kwak Bin added, “Although the 2006 WBC was in my freshman year of elementary school, I remember coach Lee Seung-yeop hitting a home run in the game against the United States.”