It was expected that Korean major leaguer Kim Ha-seong (27) of the San Diego Padres would play as the sixth hitter in the opening game of the 2023 season.
On the 15th (Korean time), the MLB official website (MLB.com) predicted the starting lineup and starting rotation for the opening game of 30 major league teams.
Kim Ha-seong is expected to start as the sixth hitter and second baseman in San Diego’s opening game. ‘MLB.com’ is Xander Bogaerts (shortstop) – Juan Soto (left fielder) – Manny Machado (third baseman) – Jake Cronenworth (first baseman) – Matt Carpenter (designated hitter) – Kim Ha-seong (second baseman) – Trent Grisham (center fielder)-Austin Nola (catcher)-David Dahl (right fielder) predicted that the opening game would be in the 1st to 9th batting order. The starting rotation is expected to be Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, Michael Waka, Nick Martinez, and Seth Lugo.스마일 토토
‘MLB.com’ said, “If Fernando Tatis Jr. returns from suspension in mid-April, the lineup may change. Until then, use Carpenter and Nelson Cruz in DH and Dahl and Adam Engel in right field as platoons. “, predicted.
Kim Ha-seong started the season as the 8th hitter in the opening game last year, and the batting order in which he started the most 38 games was 7th.
Choi Ji-man, who moved to the Pittsburgh Pirates ahead of this season, is also expected to be in the starting lineup for the opening game. ‘MLB.com’ predicts that Choi Ji-man will start as the fifth hitter and first baseman in the opening game, O’Neill Cruz (shortstop) – Brian Reynolds (center fielder) – Andrew McCutchen (right fielder) – Carlos Santana (designated hitter) – Choi Ji Man (1st baseman) – Jack Swinsky (left fielder) – Kibrian Hayes (3rd baseman) – Rodolfo Castro (2nd baseman) – Austin Hedges (catcher) is expected to build the starting lineup for the opening game.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Blue Jays are expected to build a strong starting pitching team despite the absence of Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent Tommy John surgery last year. ‘MLB.com’ predicted that Alec Manoa, Kevin Gausman, Jose Berrios, Chris Bassett, and Yusei Kikuchi would form the starting rotation. Starting lineups for Opening Day: George Springer (right fielder), Beau Bisset (shortstop), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (1baseman), Dalton Basho (leftfielder), Alejandro Kirk (catcher), Matt Chapman (third baseman), Brandon Belt (designated hitter) -T Merrifield (second baseman) -It seems to be filled with Kevin Kiermeier (center fielder).