Ricoh Sports Agency, Jang Hyun-seok’s management company, said on the 1st, “After a long thought, Jang Hyun-seok decided to challenge the Major League without submitting an application for the KBO draft.”
Jang Hyun-seok said, “I’m sorry to have kept many people waiting in the process of deciding their future.” It was very difficult to decide because both the KBO League and the Major League were dream stages. “However, I decided to challenge the Major League because I wanted to challenge the world’s best stage,” he said. 바카라
As a result, Jang Hyun-seok plans to continue negotiations with major league clubs without submitting an application for the KBO League 2024 rookie draft.
Jang Hyun-seok drew attention at the Blue Dragon Flag National High School Baseball Championship and weekend league King of Kings, the last national competition held ahead of the deadline for applying for this year’s rookie draft (August 15).
In the quarterfinals of the tournament against Jangchung High School, he pitched in relief in front of Major League scouts and pitched hard in six ⅔ innings with three hits, four outs, 14 strikeouts and no runs in 102. He also showed off his stamina with a maximum speed of 155 kilometers and a speed of 154 kilometers in the ninth inning.
Jang Hyun-suk was selected as the KBO Rookie Draft’s biggest fish this year. However, he repeatedly agonized over staying in the Major League and KBO League, and eventually decided to leave for a bigger stage challenge. Jang Hyun-suk, who was already the only high school player to be selected for the Hangzhou Asian Games national team, will now play on the Major League stage, not in Korea.