Deoksu High School graduate Shim Jun-seok agrees to join Pittsburgh… MLB.com “Remember Park Chan-ho’s childhood”
Right-handed pitcher Shim Jun-seok (19), who is scheduled to graduate from Deoksu High School, will start his professional career with the Pittsburgh Pirates as expected. Major League Baseball will renew the ‘signing limit for international amateur players under the age of 25’ on January 15, local time in the United States. Pittsburgh will pay $5,825,500 (approx. 7.23 billion won) can be used.
Major league clubs signed international amateur prospects simultaneously on January 15th.
The San Diego Padres acquired Venezuelan catcher Ethan Salas, the number one international prospect, for $5.6 million (approximately 6.95 billion won).
The Pittsburgh club has yet to officially announce the signing of ‘Shim Jun-seok’, but MLB.com said, “Pittsburgh has agreed to sign Korean pitcher Jun-seok Shim and Dominican Republic outfielder Raymond Mora.”
MLB.com said, “Sim Joon-seok throws a fast ball with an average of 94 to 96 miles (about 151 to 154 km) and a maximum speed of 100 miles (about 161 km). He has a curve that falls from 12 to 6 o’clock, and he has He controls all types of pitches well,” and introduced, “Based on his confident physical condition (height 194 cm, weight 97.5 kg), his pitching form and physical ability are getting better.”
“The slider and changeup could also be ‘plus pitches’ in the future,” he said.
Park Chan-ho, Korea’s first major leaguer, 메이저사이트 won 124 victories in the big leagues with his fast ball and curveball.
The last major league club Park Chan-ho worked for was also Pittsburgh.
Currently, Pittsburgh also has Korean big leaguers Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan.
Shim Jun-seok, who has been receiving attention from major league clubs since his sophomore year of high school, chose not to apply for the Korean Professional Baseball KBO Draft last year and went directly to American Professional Baseball.