Shohei Ohtani, who was selected as the World Baseball Classic (WBC) Most Valuable Player (MVP), was named to the WBC All-Star in both pitcher and hitter categories.
After the finals on the 22nd (hereafter Korean time), the WBC Organizing Committee released all-star players by position through SNS. Ohtani was named the best player in the pitcher and designated hitter categories. As a hitter in this tournament, Ohtani recorded 1 home run, 8 RBIs and 9 runs, and a batting average of 0.435 (10 hits in 23 bats). On the mound, he went 2-1 with a 1.86 earned run average.스포츠토토
In the final against the United States, he led the Japanese team’s offense with 1 hit and 1 walk in 3 at-bats. In the ninth inning, he took the mound as a closer and kept the victory. Ohtani gave the lead batter a walk, but passed the follow-up hitter as a double stroke. With two outs, he struck out Mike Trout to pitch a scoreless inning.
In the all-star pitcher category, Patrick Sandoval (Mexico) and Miguel Romero (Cuba), who pitched well in the semifinal against Japan, were also named. Sandoval struck out six in 4.1 innings against Japan and pitched a scoreless pitch. In this tournament, he started a total of two games and recorded one win, no loss, and an average ERA of 1.23. Romero pitched in 5 games and pitched 2-0, with an ERA of 2.08 over 8.2 innings.
In the catcher category, Salvador Perez (Venezuela) was selected with a batting average of 0.429 and 6 RBIs. In the outfield, big league slugger Trout (USA, center fielder), Randy Alorena (Mexico, left fielder), and Yoshida Masataka (Japan, right fielder) were named.
In the infield, Yoan Moncada (Cuba, third baseman), Trey Turner (USA, shortstop), Javier Baez (Puerto Rico, second baseman), and Zhang Yucheng (Taiwan, first baseman) were selected as the best players.
Korea, which was sluggish in this tournament, was not selected as an All-Star. Korea won 2-2 in Group B in the first round of the WBC and failed to advance to the quarterfinals. Following 2013 and 2017, he lost face by being eliminated in the first round three times a year.