With the opening three days away, Korean major leaguers Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) and Choi Ji-man (32 Pittsburgh Pirates) were named.
Kim Ha-seong is the sixth hitter and second baseman.
San Diego’s opening game starts are Xander Bogaerts (shortstop), Juan Soto (left fielder), Manny Machado (third baseman), Jake Cronenworth (first baseman), Matt Carpenter (designated hitter), Kim Ha-seong (second baseman), and Trent Grisham ( Center fielder) – Austin Nola (catcher) – David Dahl (right fielder).
Kim Ha-seong kept his position as shortstop amid the departure of Fernando Tatis Jr., the team’s main shortstop last year. However, after the 2022 season, as the team recruited large shortstop Bogatz, Ha-seong Kim’s position in the third year of the big league changed to second base.
Blake Snell would be the starting pitcher and Josh Hader would be the closer. Darvish Yu (37), who served as the starting pitcher for the opening game in 2021 and last year메이저놀이터, is known to have failed to start this season’s opening game in the aftermath of participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
MLB.com predicted that “San Diego is waiting for the return of Fernando Tatis Jr.” and “During that time, San Diego will use the designated hitter and right fielder as a platoon system (determining whether or not the batter will participate depending on the type of opposing starting pitcher).” He predicted that right-hander German Marquez would be the starting opponent for the Colorado Rockies in the opening game, and explained that left-hander Carpenter would come out accordingly.
San Diego will play its opening match against Colorado on the 30th (local time) at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA.
Choi Ji-man, who is starting his first season after joining Pittsburgh through a trade in November last year, is the number 7 hitter and first baseman.
Pittsburgh: O’Neill Cruz (shortstop) – Brian Reynolds (center fielder) – Carlos Santana (designated hitter) – Andrew McCutchen (right fielder) – Kevin Hayes (third baseman) – Jack Swinsky (left fielder) – Jiman Choi (1st baseman) – Rodolfo Castro (second baseman) and Austin Hedges (catcher) were predicted to be sent out as starters for the opening game.
With Mitch Keller as the starting pitcher, David Bedner would lock the back door of the team.
“Pittsburgh is characterized by a combination of talented young players and prominent veterans,” MLB.com predicted. “If all goes well, Pittsburgh could add more young players to its roster by the end of the summer.” .
The Pittsburgh Pirates will start their season race against the Cincinnati Reds on the 30th (local time) at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.