ESPN, which broadcasts Korean professional baseball across the United States, introduced KT's Kang Baek-ho, 21, as a 'promising player to be selected in the first round of the major league draft'.

ESPN looked back on the 2nd week of KBO League and chose Kang Baek-ho as 'a promising note'.

ESPN was the first to convey the performance of foreign players relatively familiar to American fans, such as Aaron Altair (NC Dinos) and Dan Strayley (Lotte Giants), but he dealt with the unfamiliar Kang Baek-ho to American fans.

ESPN said, "The overall level of the KBO league is between the American professional baseball minor leagues Double A and Triple A. However, the players are not very thick, and the top players have the skills to be able to reach even in the major leagues."

He emphasized the potential of Kang Baek-ho, saying, "At 10 years younger than the league average, Kang Baek-ho showed the power to overwhelm the KBO league pitcher.

Born on July 29, 1999, Kang Baek-ho made his debut in the KBO League in 2018 and received the Rookie of the Year award.

He is batting 0.333 (42 hits, 14 hits), 3 home runs and 8 RBIs in 10 games this year.

Tatis Jr., born on January 2, 1999, went on a big league stage last year wearing a San Diego Padres uniform, batting 0.317, 22 home runs and 53 RBIs, showing off his power to hit 22 home runs after 84 games.

ESPN said, "Draft expert Kyle McDaniel predicted that 'If Kang Baek-ho could participate in the major league draft next month, he could have been named in the top of the first round." Do it. "

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