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The world’s best pitcher under the age of 18 comes to Korea… Concerned about Hanwha? Doosan smiles, “Kiwoom is the variable.”

The Under-18 Baseball World Cup (World Youth Baseball Championship),토스카지노 which ended on the 10th with Japan winning and Korea winning the bronze medal, left behind many stars. There was also a star who shone brightly in Korea, who shook off the disappointment in the preliminary round and avenged the United States in the bronze medal match, finishing in third place.

The main character was Kim Taek-yeon, a right-handed pitcher from Incheon High School who saved his pride by appearing as a starter in the bronze medal game and putting up a fight. Kim Taek-yeon started as a starter on this day and took charge of the national team mound, showing a brilliant fight with 2 hits, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts, and no runs over 7 innings.

Kim Taek-yeon’s performance throughout this competition was outstanding. He appeared in 6 games of the tournament, pitched 16 innings, struck out a total of 29, and showed an outstanding performance with an ERA of 0.88. He played an active role as a pillar on the national team mound, playing the most important match against Taiwan on the 2nd, against Australia on the 4th, against Puerto Rico on the 6th and 7th, against the United States on the 8th, against the Netherlands on the 9th, and again against the United States on the 10th.

Kim Taek-yeon was proudly selected as one of the tournament’s all-star teams by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), which hosted the tournament. Even though there were many good pitchers in Japan, the United States, Taiwan, and even North and Central America, he surpassed them and became the best pitcher. That’s how impressive his performance was in this competition.

It was true that many people frowned at the controversy over overuse caused by his frequent appearances on the mound. There is a need to listen carefully to criticism that the team was so focused on performance that it did not consider the physical strength of certain players. However, it was also true that Kim Taek-yeon threw well in this competition. It seems clear that Kim Taek-yeon’s value will increase in the upcoming draft market.

He is a player who was likely to be selected in the top tier just because of his performance in high school competitions. He even showed off his rapid growth and caught the eye of scouts from 10 clubs. While Jang Hyun-seok, who was the biggest player, signed with the LA Dodgers and announced his intention to advance to the major league, Jangchung High School left-hander Hwang Jun-seo is evaluated as the likely first choice. Kim Taek-yeon is a strong second-place candidate.

Currently, all 10 clubs have completed mock drafts and are conducting a final review of their nomination strategies. The prevailing view is that Hanwha, which has the first overall pick, is certain to nominate Hwang Jun-seo. Doosan, which has the second-best drafting rights, also believes that Hanwha will nominate Hwang Jun-seo. He is a player with very high growth potential, and Hanwha is currently lacking left-handed pitchers in the starting lineup.

Kim Yong-ui, a member of ‘Sporttime Baseball’ who served as an LG scout last year and observed Hwang Jun-seo closely, said, “Hwang Jun-seo is a pitcher who cannot be considered fully completed yet,” and added, “But even so, he threw at 148 km per hour. He also throws a good splitter. Training. He gave a high evaluation of his potential, saying, “I just thought that if I did more, I could throw it scary.”

Attention is being paid to whether the potential Kim Taek-yeon showed in this tournament could put Hanwha in final trouble. However, Doosan, which has the second-best pick, may not be greatly affected by whatever choice Hanwha makes. It’s okay for Hwang Jun-seo to come down, and Taek-yeon Kim’s performance is also satisfactory.

If Hanwha takes Hwang Jun-seo as expected, Doosan is also expected to nominate Kim Taek-yeon as expected. Although the probability of that happening is low, if Hanwha nominates Kim Taek-yeon, Doosan can nominate Hwang Jun-seo as planned before Jang Hyun-seok enters the major league. Initially, when Jang Hyun-seok decided to advance to the major league, it was expected that Hanwha and Doosan, which had the first and second draft picks, would suffer the most, but Doosan was able to erase some of the disappointment due to Kim Taek-yeon’s better-than-expected performance.

The structure of the next round is still in the fog. A scout from multiple clubs said, “I think the order has been decided up to number 5.” However, there are many views that it is ambiguous from number 6 onwards. An official from a club that has the right to nominate lower order numbers said, “It is expected up to number 5, but we believe there are variables from number 6 onwards.”

Another senior club official said, “Kiwoom, who holds numbers 8 and 9, has had a case of making ‘surprise picks’ in the past.” He noted the actions of Kiwoom, which has as many as six of the top 30 picks, and added, “Overall, “We view the market as worse than last year. It is also a pitcher market. College pitchers have fast balls, but I believe they are not yet complete. In that respect, Jang Hyun-seok and Lee Chan-sol’s challenge to the major leagues is affecting the overall first round landscape.” did. The 2024 KBO rookie draft will be held at 2 p.m. on the 14th.

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