Another Dodger joins Park Chan-ho and Ryu Hyun-jin, and his name is Jang Hyun-seok.
Another Korean prospect has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball, where Park Chan-ho and Ryu Hyun-jin played.
Masan Yongmago pitcher Jang Hyun-seok held his official signing press conference.메이저놀이터
Standing on the mound in the United States, he expressed his desire to go head-to-head with Ohtani.
Reporter Heo Sol-ji covered the event.
Jang Hyun-seok, a junior at Masan Yongmago High School who has been regarded as one of the top high school prospects in Korea due to his sturdy physique, fastball that can reach over 150 kilometers per hour with a big drop, and strong competitive spirit, has finally put on a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform.
After weighing his options between the Korean professional scene and the United States, Jang came to a decision based on one cherished dream.
[Jang Hyun-seok/LA Dodgers: “My last dream was always to be a major leaguer, and I thought I could make scientific baseball more perfect in a good system and good facilities.”]
Jang Hyun-seok, who has been undergoing a physical and training program and is being managed by the team, said he hopes to follow in the footsteps of his “Dodger seniors.
[Jang Hyun-seok/LA Dodgers: “I have the desire to become a starting pitcher for the Dodgers like Park Chan-ho and Ryu Hyun-jin.”]
The Dodgers’ scouting staff, who handpicked his No. 18 jersey, also saw the potential for success.
[John Dibble/Director of Scouting, Los Angeles Dodgers: “We’ve been watching Jang Hyun-seok since 2020. When I look at Jang’s curve, he reminds me of Josh Beckett (2003 World Series MVP), who I worked with when I was a minor league manager.”]
Jang Hyun-seok, who became a Dodger after Corian extraordinaire Park Chan-ho and top pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin, cited Japanese prodigy Shohei Ohtani as a hitter he would like to face.
This is KBS News Husolji.