The Doosan Bears made a high-round selection in the rookie draft after suffering the humiliation of finishing 9th for the first time since its founding last year.카지노사이트 Will Incheon High School Kim Taek-yeon be able to put an end to the cruel history of Doosan’s first round nomination?
The Doosan Bears selected Incheon High School right-handed pitcher Taek-yeon Kim as the second overall pick in the 2024 KBO rookie draft held at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Sogong-dong, Seoul on the 14th. Doosan welcomed the top prospect selected in the first round by preparing a home uniform with Kim Taek-yeon’s name engraved on the uniform number 2024, which was unusual. It was a glimpse into Doosan Club’s expectations for Kim Taek-yeon.
Kim Taek-yeon is a right-handed fireballer who uses a four-seam fastball with a top speed of around 150 km/h, and has made a name for himself with his stable ball control in high school baseball. In 13 games and 64 ⅓ innings this year, he pitched well with 7 wins, 1 loss, an ERA of 1.13, 97 strikeouts, and a WHIP of 0.66. In the recent U-18 Baseball World Cup, he showed fighting spirit by throwing 247 pitches in 5 consecutive pitches over 8 days, leading the Korean youth national team to a bronze medal. did. It attracted attention due to controversy over abuse rather than fighting spirit.
Why did Doosan select Kim Taek-yeon first? The Doosan scout team said, “Nominating Kim Taek-yeon in the first round of this year’s rookie draft was the biggest achievement. Kim Taek-yeon’s vertical movement is at a high level even in the KBO league. As the general manager said in the background of his nomination, he will securely protect the back door of the Doosan Bears in the next few years,” he said, expressing expectations.
[OSEN=Reporter Min Kyung-hoon] Incheon High School’s Kim Taek-yeon, who was selected as the second pick in the first round, is having a photo time with Doosan general manager Kim Tae-ryong. 2023.09.14 /email@example.com
Doosan is known as a team with deep depth among the 10 teams in the KBO League. With the ‘Hwasu-Bunjagu’, which constantly produces promising players, it became the first KBO league team to advance to the Korean Series for seven consecutive years. The scout team’s unique insight and Icheon Bears Park’s cutting-edge facilities are Doosan’s unique strengths. However, over the past six years, the rookie draft has been closer to a bad year than a good year. In particular, there was no end to the cruel stories of the first-round players selected every season.
Doosan’s last first-round selection success story is Kwak Bin, a 2018 first-round pick who was called Bae Myung-go’s Shohei Otani (LA Angels). After winning eight games last year, Bin Kwak finally became a pitcher with 10 wins this year and rose to the ranks of KBO League aces.
However, since then, the legacy of the first round of nominations has been cut off. ‘Whimungo Ohtani’ Kim Dae-han was selected in the first round of 2019, but he is still unable to break the egg, and Lee Ju-yeop, who was selected in the first round of 2020, disappeared from the first team after leaving an ERA of 8.10 in four games in his first year of debut.
[OSEN = Reporter Min Kyung-hoon] The 2024 KBO League rookie draft was held at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of the 14th. Kim Taek-yeon of Incheon High School, who was selected as the second pick in the first round, is giving his thoughts. 2023.09.14 /firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2021, Ahn Jae-seok was selected as the first infielder in 17 years since Jae-ho Kim in 2004. However, due to frequent injuries and poor performance, Kim Jae-ho did not receive a passing grade in the screening for successor.
Left-hander Lee Byung-hun was selected in the first round in 2022 despite elbow surgery, but his growth has been slow, and Choi Jun-ho, the 9th pick in the 2023 first round, who was first selected after the full draft, has not yet made his first-team debut. His Futures League record is also poor, with 6 games, 1 loss, and an ERA of 6.05.
Will Kim Taek-yeon be able to revive the legacy of being Doosan’s first pick, which was cut off after Kwak Bin? Kim Taek-yeon, who became Doosan Man, said, “Doosan is a team that is very good at baseball. Whenever you watch the postseason or the Korean Series, Doosan is always on the rise. “I’m happy to be a part of such a team,” he said, adding, “I think I’ll have to prepare well so I can compete right away starting next year,” and wished me a successful professional career.