Incheon’s Kim Taek-yeon, Gyeongbuk’s Jeon Mir called up to Doosan and Lotte, respectively
Kiwoom selects Jeon Jun-pyo for LG with a pick acquired in trade
SSG Park Ji-hwan is only one of nine pitchers selected in the first round.
Left-handed pitcher Hwang Jun-seo, 18, 카지노사이트 was selected by the Hanwha Eagles with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 KBO Rookie Draft.
Hanwha, which held the No. 1 overall pick, was the first team to call Hwang’s name in the 2024 KBO Rookie Draft on Thursday at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul.
The KBO reintroduced a full draft last year after eliminating the first-round pick.
With a total of 1083 players participating in this year’s draft, including 782 high school graduates, 296 college graduates (including 41 early draft picks), and five other players from overseas amateurs and pros, Hwang Jun-seo earned the honor of being selected first overall.
Name had been mentioned as a candidate for the No. 1 pick in the draft after promising pitcher Jang Hyun-seok (Yongmago) 온라인카지노 signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and announced his entry into American professional baseball.
Possessing reliable command of his pitches, Hwang was highly regarded for his variety of pitches, including a curveball, splitter, and slider. In 15 high school games this season, he went 6-2 with a 2.16 ERA.
Hanwha head coach Son Hyuk said
“Our scouts have been recommending Hwang Jun-seo all year. He is a player that everyone here will want, and in the future, he will be even more desired,” he said, praising Hwang’s talent.
“I’m so happy that my hands and feet are shaking,” said Hwang Jun-seo.
With the second overall pick, the Doosan Bears selected right-handed pitcher Kim Taek-yeon (Incheon High School), who was one of the top picks alongside Hwang Jun-seo.
Doosan even prepared a jersey with Kim’s name on it to show their “sincerity” toward him.
Kim, who throws a hard-hitting fastball in the 150-kilometer-per-hour range, went 7-1 with a 1.13 ERA in 13 games this year.
Doosan manager Kim Tae-ryong said, “I’ve seen a lot of players, but Kim Taek-yeon has shown consistency. He was injury-free, had good control, and kept his pitches in the zone,” said Kim.
The 2024 Rookie Draft
Selections were made in the following order: Hanwha-Dusan-Lotte Giants-Samsung Lions-NC Dinos-KIA Tigers-KT Wiz-LG Twins-KIUM Heroes-SSG Landers, in reverse order of team standings from the 2022 season.
With the third pick in the first round, Lotte selected Jeon Mir (Gyeongbuk High School), who has excelled as both a pitcher and a hitter.
This year, Jeon went 5-1 with a 1.32 ERA in 14 games as a pitcher and batted .346 with three home runs and 32 RBIs in 27 games as a hitter.
“I’m honored to be selected by Lotte, where the great Choi Dong-won was,” said Jeon, who added, “I’d like to play both (pitcher and hitter) if I get the chance. I am confident that I will do my best wherever I go,” he said.
With the fourth pick in the first round, the Samsung Lions selected pitcher Yuk Sun-yeop (Jang Chung-go).
“He has a really good physique and delivery, but he’s also sincere and fierce about baseball,” said Samsung general manager Hong Jun-hak. I hope he can establish himself as a starting pitcher in three years.”
The NC Dinos
Selected pitcher Kim Hwi Gun (Whimungo) with the fifth pick of the first round. “He has excellent physical condition, athleticism, and explosive pitches,” said NC general manager Lim Sun-nam.
Kim said, “I will return the love NC gave me 1000 times. I will give my right arm for NC,” he said.
The KIA Tigers selected pitcher Cho Dae-hyun (Gangneung High School) with the sixth pick of the first round, and KT Wiz selected pitcher Won Sang-hyun (Busan High School) with the seventh pick of the first round.
Kiwoom drafted two players in the first round alone, exercising the rights they acquired in a trade with the LG Twins in July.
They selected pitcher Jeon Jun-pyo (Seoul High) with the eighth overall pick in the first round, using the rights acquired from LG.
With the ninth overall pick in the first round, which they originally owned, they selected pitcher Kim Yoon-ha (Jangchung-go).
SSG selected infielder Park Ji-hwan (Se-ad) with the 10th overall pick in the first round.
While pitchers were selected in rounds 1 through 9, SSG was the only team to select an outfielder in the first round.
“I prayed this morning that Park Ji-hwan would join our team,” said SSG head coach Kim Sung-yong, “He is a coveted player.
He is physically fit and has the trifecta of ball, defense, and running. He is a player who will be responsible for the future of SSG.”
Park Ji-hwan said, “It feels good to be the first one to be named among the beasts. 카지노사이트존 I will live up to the expectations.”