Left-handed aces Kim Gwang-hyun (35, SSG Landers) and Yang Hyeon-jong (35, KIA Tigers), who have led Korean baseball for over 10 years, made the final list of the 2023 WBC Korean national team. These two have participated in numerous international competitions and raised the status of Korea. Soon, they turned 35 years old. Given their age, this will most likely be their last WBC event.
In the future, we will have to go to large international competitions without them.
It could be a place to select the next-generation left-handed ace. Gu Chang-mo (26, NC Dinos), Kim Yun-shik (23, LG Twins), and Lee Eui-ri (21, KIA Tigers) were selected as left-handed pitchers along with Kim Gwang-hyeon and Yang Hyeon-jong for this national team. They are all starting pitchers. Koo Chang-mo and Kim Yun-shik are the first national team selections, and Lee Eui-ri is the second after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics held last year.
They are the next-generation aces and will lead the national team.
Koo Chang-mo confirmed his potential by winning 10 wins in 2019, and in 2020, he won 9 wins in the first half alone and emerged as the next-generation left-handed ace. Koo Chang-mo, who missed the 2021 season unfortunately due to an injury, succeeded in reviving last year with good grades of 11 wins and 5 losses and an average ERA of 2.10 in 19 games.
Eui-ri Lee experienced the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, won the rookie award, and last year showed growth by winning double-digit wins with a 10-10 loss and ERA of 3.86 in 29 games.
Kim Yun-sik recorded 8 wins and 5 losses with an average ERA of 3.31 last year. He didn’t win 10 games, but he showed a dramatic upturn going into the second half of the season. Since September, he showed brilliant pitching with 4 wins and an undefeated ERA of 0.79 in 6 games, and in the playoffs against Kiwoom Heroes, he appeared as a domestic ace and showed a strong side in big games with a good pitching of 5⅔ innings and 1 run.
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It is expected to be an important WBC for Korean baseball as it is a tournament where you can see the beautiful departure of Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong and the birth of a left-handed ace who will lead Korean baseball in the future.