Hwang Joon-seo, Hanwha, And Doosan Chose Kim Taek-yeon As The Second Overall Pick

The hero of the 2024 KBO Korea Baseball Organization rookie draft was also the left and right ace of the youth national team. 토토

Kim Taek-yeon of Incheon High School was nominated by the Dusa Bears as the second-ranked player in the first round of the 2024 KBO rookie draft held at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul on the 14th. Jang Hyun-suk 19, Masan Yongma High School, the biggest fish in high school, is missing due to a contract with the LA Dodgers in the U.S. Major League Baseball. It was as expected that he would share the total number 1 and 2 with Hwang Joon-seo 18, Jangchung High School.

Kim Taek-yeon participated in the 2023 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Youth Baseball Championship in Taipei, Taiwan, this month and made his name known nationwide. He was controversial with five consecutive pitches, but his performance with two wins and a 0.88 ERA in 16 innings in six games was also excellent. He led the Korean national team to the bronze medal and was also named the All-World Team Best 9 of the tournament.

His performance in the high school league was also excellent. He played in 13 games this year, leaving 7 wins and 1 loss in 64 1/3 innings with a 1.13 ERA. It is evaluated that fastballs that reach up to 150km/h can work in the first division right away.

Initially, Jang Hyun-seok and Hwang Joon-seo were selected as the first and second overall until this spring. But after Jang Hyun-suk finished the Blue Dragon Flag, it was fastHe announced a contract with Jus, and Kim Taek-yeon changed the game by raising stock prices in the high school league and the youth national team. I got Doosan’s choice.

After naming Kim Taek-yeon, Doosan’s general manager Kim Tae-ryong took the podium and dressed him in a uniform that had been engraved with his name in advance. Kim said, I’ve been tracking several players since spring, but Kim Taek-yeon has shown consistency from spring to this Taiwanese youth tournament. He has consistently maintained good control and restraint without injury. He explained, I named him because I expected him to grow into a stopper for Doosan as early as two to three years.

Kim Taek-yeon said, I’m so honored and happy to be selected by a good club called Doosan for a position I’ve dreamed of since I was young, adding, I tried not to think as much as I could last night, but I was nervous and excited, so I couldn’t sleep well. But I slept well, he said with a smile.

Kim Taek-yeon said, Take care of the uniform with your name on it It’s such an honor. I should meet more expectations, he said. I still have a lot to improve and learn, but I will try to grow as soon as possible and throw the ball on the Jamsil mound.

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