It’s been in the spotlight since high school. As expected, it was named the No. 1 rookie draft overall in 2023. “Super Rookie” Kim Seo-hyun (19, Hanwha). Although he failed to get on board the opening entry, he continued to play from the beginning of the 꽁머니사이트 season. He once played a key role in the Pilseungjo. But the world of professionals was the jungle itself. Even if you have a lot, the process of adapting was necessary. The ball was shaking and the ups and downs were severe. You must have been dissatisfied with yourself. In the end, he was notified of his transfer to the Futures (second division) early last month.
Another word for crisis is opportunity. We went into a selection class. He steadily went around the starting rotation and gradually increased the number of innings and pitches. During this period, he played three second-tier games and three practice games. In the match against Lotte in Sang-dong on June 15, he threw only 38 pitches (two innings and two runs). In the game against Goyang on the 6th, the most recent appearance, he pitched 97 pitches. It was the highest number of pitches in the first and second divisions since joining the professional league. In the first division, he only pitched in the bullpen (37 pitches, against Daejeon LG on April 23).
What is the charm of starter Kim Seo-hyun. Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho said without hesitation, “Arrest.” have a frightening fastball. The highest fastball speed is close to 160km (average 153 to 154km). A figure well above the league average. Head coach Choi Won-ho explained, “If such a fastball enters the strike zone, it is not easy for batters to react (properly).” As it is the first year of his debut, the breaking ball still has a lot to be refined. Kim Seo-hyun’s fastball has the power to offset even that.
Initially, Kim Seo-hyun dreamed of the best finish. He was also a middle pitcher in high school. Switching to the starting line is a challenge. Coach Choi Won-ho said, “It’s my personal opinion, but I think top prospects should start from the start. Systematic training is possible as well as various experiences. Above all, he said, “You can develop your crisis management skills only when you play as a starter.” Kim Seo-hyun is scheduled to take the mound against Doosan Bears in Seosan on the 13th. This is his last appearance in the first half. Hanwha announced a change in the starting rotation in the second half. It is typical for Han Seung-joo to move to the bullpen. Attention is focusing on whether Kim Seo-hyun will be able to break through the competition for selection.