Left-hander Hwang Jun-seo (Jang Chung-go), the first name called in the 2024 KBO First-Year Player Draft, has revealed his ambitions.
Hwang was selected by the Hanwha Eagles with the first overall pick in the draft on Thursday at the Westin Chosun Seoul in Jung-gu, Seoul.
Wearing Hanwha’s orange jersey, Hwang vowed to “always do my best and become an essential player for the team.”
“I still can’t believe it, I’m so happy that my hands and feet are shaking,” he said, adding, “I think (the jersey) looks good on me.”
He thanked his parents, who were in attendance, saying, “I’m really grateful and thankful for the eight years I’ve been playing baseball.”
Speaking to reporters after the draft, Hwang said, 바카라사이트 “I want to be a player who can be called upon in crunch time,” adding that his strengths are his ability to strike out and manage the game.
When asked about his role model, San Diego Padres closer Josh Hader, he answered, “Senior Lee Jung-hoo.” Hwang Jun-seo said, “I would like to catch a hitter.” He also said, “I don’t think about personal goals.
“The team’s championship comes first, not my personal goal,” he said, adding, “I want to throw hard so that the team can go as high as possible.”
“I would love to be a starting pitcher,” he said, “but if they let me pitch in any position, I will pitch hard.
Hope’s jersey number is No. 15, which he wore in high school. It is also the number worn by Hanwha franchise star Koo Dae-sung.
Hwang Jun-seo said he is close to Hanwha’s first-year players Lee Min-joon and Moon Hyun-bin, “and I want to ask them a lot of questions about what I should be careful of in my professional life.”
In 15 high school baseball games this year, Hwang went 6-2 with a 2.16 ERA, striking out 58 batters in 49⅔ innings pitched.
He has a hard fastball that tops out at over 150 kilometers per hour, along with good command of his pitches and the ability to run a game.
With Jang Hyun-seok (Masan Yongmago) heading to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hwang Jun-seo was a shoo-in for the No. 1 overall pick.
The first-round picks for the 2024 rookie draft are Hanwha-Dusan Bears-Lotte Giants-Samsung Lions-NC Dinos-KIA Tigers-KT Wiz-LG Twins-Kium Heroes-SSG Landers, in reverse order of team rankings from the 2022 season.
Of these, the eighth overall pick in the first round held by LG will be exercised by Kiwoom through a trade.
The 10 clubs will make selections in the first through 11th rounds, and a maximum of 110 players will wear uniforms through the draft. 카지노사이트