158km right-hander or 146km left-hander?
The Hanwha Eagles finished at the bottom of the KBO League for three consecutive years. Although disgraced, it was possible to obtain valuable assets for the future. I have had the first overall pick in the rookie draft for the third year.
Hanwha nominated Moon Dong-ju in 2022 and Kim Seo-hyun in 2023 as the first priority, and this summer, in the ‘2024 Rookie Draft’, it is possible to nominate the largest high school fish again as the overall first choice. Right-hander Jang Hyeon-seok of Yongma High School and left-hander Hwang Jun-seo of Jangchung High School are mentioned as the first and second high school pitchers.
Hanwha general manager Son카지노사이트 Hyuk, whom we met at spring camp in Arizona, USA, could not hide his laughter while talking about a promising pitcher. Although he was disgraced at the bottom for three consecutive years, thanks to that, Hanwha is in a position to select the best pitcher in high school baseball once again following Moon Dong-ju and Kim Seo-hyun in the rookie draft.
This summer, Hanwha can face the same situation as it worried about Shim Jun-seok and Kim Seo-hyun last summer. Shim Jun-seok, who was rated as the best player in high school last year, chose to challenge the major league after much consideration, and Hanwha nominated Kim Seo-hyun as the first overall pick in the first round.
Jang Hyun-seok threw a 156km fastball at the Blue Dragon Competition in July of last year when he was a sophomore and was recognized as a ‘special prospect’. Recently, in off-season training ahead of the third grade, a video of already shooting 158 km has become a hot topic. He is poised to challenge his dream number of 160 km this year.
Hwang Jun-seo, a left-handed pitcher, recorded a speed of 146 km in his sophomore year. At last year’s U-22 Baseball World Cup, I participated as a national team along with first-round rookie pitchers such as Kim Seo-hyun, Yoon Young-cheol, Shin Young-woo, and Kim Jeong-woon, who will debut in the KBO League this year. Among the pitchers, Hwang Jun-seo was the only sophomore.
Hwang Jun-seo recorded 12 games (44 innings) last year, 2 wins, 2 losses, an average ERA of 1.84, 37 hits, 44 strikeouts and 12 walks.
If Jang Hyun-seok chooses the KBO league without advancing to the major leagues, Hanwha can pick a pitcher with a fastball that can exceed 155km for three consecutive years. If Jang Hyun-seok does not submit an application to the KBO draft for a major league challenge, left-hander Hwang Jun-seo can be selected.
It is also welcome to select a left-handed prospect from a starting lineup dominated by right-handed pitchers. General Manager Son said, “Jang Hyun-seok is good, and Hwang Jun-seo is good. If Jang Hyun-seok goes to the United States, he just needs to choose Hwang Jun-seo. Foreign pitchers and domestic starters are all right-handed, so I’m sorry for my left hand, but left-handers are also good.”
Hanwha is steadily collecting prospective fireball pitchers with a distance of over 150 km. Moon Dong-ju, Kim Seo-hyun, Nam Ji-min, and Park Joon-young are expected to become key pitchers in the next two to three years. Jang Hyun-seok or Hwang Jun-seo will also be part of the Hanwha Golden Mound with them.