One remaining spot on the KT first team roster. Does it belong to ‘that player’
When will we see KT Wiz’s Kang Baek-ho in the first team?
We are wondering when Kang Baek-ho will return to the first team after he started playing in the second team.먹튀검증
After being sent down to the second team on July 27, Kang Baek-ho was included in the developmental team on August 22 and began his technical training in earnest, starting with the Futures League game against Sangmu in Iksan on the 1st.
In three games through three days, Kang went 2-for-8 with two hits, one RBI and two walks. One of his two hits was a double. With three games under his belt, it was expected that he would join the first team, but that remains to be seen.
There was no movement of KT’s players in the first-team roster announced by the KBO on April 4. Normally, when teams make roster changes, they usually decide on the players to be delisted on Monday and call them up on Tuesday. If there are players who are deactivated on Tuesday, most of them are dropped for reasons such as sudden injuries.
KT doesn’t have any expunged players, so it’s not like Kang Baek-ho won’t be able to make the first team. As of the 4th, KT’s first-team roster is 32 players, which is one short of the 33 players that were added due to the expanded roster. This means that KT can register one player without excluding anyone from the roster.
There is a possibility that Kang Baek-ho could be called up to the first team against the LG Twins in Suwon on Friday.
Kang Baek-ho has been selected for the Asian Games team. The team will convene on Feb. 22, but in the meantime, he needs to stay healthy and improve his at-bats against first-team pitchers.
In 57 games this season, Baek-ho Kang is batting .261 with six home runs and 32 RBIs in 203 at-bats.
If he does make the first team, he’s more likely to be a designated hitter or pinch-hitter than an outfielder or first baseman. In the outfield, there’s Alford and outfielder Kim Min-hyuk. There are four players who can play depending on the situation, and Oh Yoon-seok is playing good defense at first base while Park Byung-ho is out.
If Kang Baek-ho can come up to the first team and show his old bat, it could be a big boost to KT’s chances of defending their second place finish and challenging for the top spot, while Noh Si-hwan could lead the national team batting order in the absence of Lee Jung-hoo from the Asian Games squad.
It will be interesting to see what KT decides to do with him, whether it’s to improve his hitting in the first team or to get him more at-bats in the second team.