The Australian Professional League (ABL) operates close to Sammy Pro, but its history cannot be overlooked.
In particular, the major leagues are also dispatching promising players to help them gain practical experience. This is because there is no other place like Australia where you can play baseball in winter. As such, the players who stood out here need to be watched. This is because they can become ‘potential professional baseball stars’ and stir up the first team stage. Hong Chang-ki and Lee Jae-won of LG have upgraded their skills to the next level through this Australian league.
Not only that, the Australian league also serves as a ‘breakthrough’ for players whose performance has been at a standstill for a while. Ha Jae-hoon (SSG) and Seo Jun-won (Lotte), who have consistently appeared on the first-team stage, came to Australia to prepare for next year through short-term overseas season experience.
If so, who is the ‘waiting-awaited player’ to look forward to next season at the present point of the 6th round? Currently, Song Chan-eui (LG) and Jang Jae-young (Kiwoom) are leading the way.
Song Chan-eui has already been selected as the best batsman in the Australian League in the first and second rounds. Although his batting average, which was 50%, is somewhat off now, he is still the center of Geelong with a batting average of 0.375, 3 homers and 14 RBIs. With the transfer of first baseman Chae Eun-seong (Hanwha), he is regarded as a talented person who can aim for the vacant first base spot. Kim Kyu-seong and Kim Seok-hwan are also steadily doing their part, so it is worth looking forward to next year.
Participation in the Australian league can be an opportunity for Jang Jae-young, who has achieved a quality start that he has not been able to do in Korea. Showing off his ‘Doctor K’ instinct, he struck out 37 strikeouts in 30 innings. The season record is 1 win 2 losses and an average ERA of 3.30. His zero-point fastball of 160 km is rare even in the major leagues. If we can see that figure at the Gocheok Sky Dome next year, Kiwoom will get another native fireballer one-two punch with An Woo-jin. Choi Ji-min, Kim Jae-young, and Jeong Yi-hwang are also talented people who are constantly doing their part. 스포츠토토
The Australian League ends next month. As there are still schedules left, another talented person can stand out. Regardless of the win or loss of the season, the fact that tomorrow’s professional baseball hopefuls can emerge makes the Australian League a pretty interesting space.