Thomas Hyunsu Edman. My Korean name is Kwak Hyun-soo.
He is a player who is active as a major league infielder for St. Louis.
It is also the first player to wear a Korean national team uniform as a ‘Korean’ nationality player, not a Korean nationality player, ahead of the World Baseball Classic and WBC held in March. 안전놀이터
The reason Edmund is able to compete in the WBC is because of WBC rules that allow him to choose one nationality among the birthplaces of his parents and grandparents.
The WBC’s rules are very lenient on nationality selection, and if this rule is followed, Lee Jung-hoo, who was born in Nagoya, Japan, has the right to play for the Japanese national team.
It can be said that it is a good thing that Edmund, who was a Major League Gold Glove graduate, joined the Korean national team.
To find out more about Edmon, he was born in 1995, is 27 years old, and his nationality is the United States.
He was born to an American father and a Korean mother, Kwak Kyung-ah, and is known to have started playing baseball under the influence of his father, who was a baseball coach.
Edmund’s middle name includes the familiar word ‘hyeonsu’.
It is said that his mother, who immigrated to the United States when he was young, gave him his middle name, Thomas Hyunsu Edman, to remind him not to forget his Korean identity.
By the way, many of Edmund’s relatives still live in Korea.
An unusual resume is that he majored in computer science at Stanford University in the United States.
At Stanford, a world-renowned university, he received an amazing grade point average of over 3.8 until his junior year, which is known as the highest grade point average for students belonging to the Stanford baseball team over the past 40 years.
Edmon, who took the starting shortstop position in his junior year of college, was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 6th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft, with the 196th overall pick, and began his professional career.
In the second half of the 2018 season, he was called up to Triple A and began to stand out, and in June 2019, after 3 seasons as a pro, he will step on the big league stage for the first time in his life.
His Triple-A performance (2019 season) before coming to the majors was a .305 batting average, 7 homers, 29 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.869.
Before explaining Edmon’s detailed abilities, I can say the following.
‘① A two-handed hitter who can handle multi-position ② Excellent defensive power ③ Quick feet ④ Sometimes able to hit a home run out of nowhere ⑤ An infielder from Gold Glove’