The Hanwha Eagles dream of a pitcher kingdom with the first pick for three consecutive years. Hanwha expressed satisfaction with this draft selection.먹튀검증

Hanwha selected Jangchung High School pitcher Hwang Jun-seo as the first overall pick in the 2024 KBO rookie draft held at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul on the 14th at 2 p.m.

Hwang Jun-seo was selected as the biggest player in this draft. Masan Yongma High School pitcher Jang Hyun-seok, who was initially a strong candidate for first choice, signed with the LA Dodgers as he began his major league challenge. At the same time, the gaze naturally turned to Hwang Jun-seo.

Hwang Jun-seo is a pitcher who boasts stable pitch control. He especially boasts a variety of breaking balls, including a curveball, slider, and splitter. He performed well in 15 high school baseball games this season with 6 wins, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 2.16. He also reached a top speed of 150km.

As a result, Hanwha has selected historically talented pitchers for three consecutive years. In addition to right-hander Moon Dong-ju and fastball pitcher Kim Seo-hyun, he also embraced special left-hander Hwang Jun-seo.

General manager Son Hyuk said, “Hwang Jun-seo lost 8kg during the season. Although his velocity has decreased, I think he can become a good pitcher if he gets back into shape. It would be good to gain weight again by strengthening his stamina during the winter. He must compete for the starting spot. “I’m happy to have selected a good pitcher for three years in a row,” he said.

Hwang Jun-seo smiled, saying, “I’m happy to have joined Hanwha. I know a lot of guys and I’ve heard a lot about it being a very clean club, so I was really happy.” 

As he said, there are many players he knows at Hanwha. First of all, the player I am closest to is infielder Lee Min-jun. He also briefly stepped onto the first team stage this year. He is also close to Moon Hyun-bin. Hwang Jun-seo explained, “Before the draft, Min-jun told me to come to Hanwha.”

Hanwha’s average age has decreased significantly through rebuilding. There are more young players. It will also be of great help to Hwang Jun-seo.

Hwang Jun-seo expressed his expectations for becoming a professional player, saying, “First of all, I want to ask what professional life is like. I want to ask a lot of questions, such as how to act and what to be careful about.”

Hwang Jun-seo, who says it doesn’t matter whether he is a starter or a bullpen position, wants to wear number 15. At Hanwha, number 15 is a number with great meaning. This is the number that Koo Dae-seong wore during his active career. He said, “I have been good at baseball since I wore number 15. I will work hard regardless of my position.”

Hwang Jun-seo said, “The team’s win comes first rather than my personal goals. I will work hard to help the team reach the highest possible level. 

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