PIT’s ‘special rookie’ Shim Jun-seok holds an initiation ceremony at PNC Park

January 16, 2023 0 Comments

Deoksu High School pitcher Shim Jun-seok, who joined the Pittsburgh Pirates, is leaving for the United States for the initiation ceremony.

Pittsburgh announced on its official SNS on the 16th (Korean time) that it had signed an international amateur player contract with Shim Jun-seok, who is ranked 10th in the international prospect rankings. Pittsburgh released a list of 22 international contract players on the same day, and Shim Jun-seok was the main one.

Shim Jun-seok and infielders Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan were together in Pittsburgh. Although specific terms such as the down payment have not yet been revealed, it is said to be over $1 million. Shim Jun-seok’s side said, “The specific details of the contract will be announced by the club.” 온라인바카라

According to Pittsburgh’s official announcement, Shim Jun-seok is scheduled to leave Korea on the 24th to sign a contract with the club. Shim Jun-seok’s side explained, “He is treated well and joins. He is scheduled to hold a ceremony at his home stadium, PNC Park.”

Shim Jun-seok was highly praised for throwing a fast ball with a maximum speed of 161 km/h and an average of 150 km/h, as well as excellent control of various breaking balls such as sliders, changeups, and curveballs. His 194cm and 97.5kg physical condition was also a passing point. He pitched in 25 games during his three years in high school, going 7-3 with a 2.50 earned run average with 93 strikeouts in 54 innings.

Thanks to that, Shim Jun-seok rose to the 10th place in the Major League International Prospective Ranking, raising the possibility of going directly to the Major League. The story of the ‘Shim Jun-seok League’ that the lowest-ranked team can nominate Shim Jun-seok among the lower-ranking teams in 2021 was joked around, but after careful consideration, Shim Jun-seok did not apply for the 2023 rookie draft held last year and signed a contract with a major league club. pushed through and eventually succeeded.

Major League Baseball’s official website described Shim Jun-seok as “Reminds me of Park Chan-ho’s childhood.” He has a similar pitching style, focusing on fastballs and curveballs. Like Shim Jun-seok, Park Chan-ho, who went directly to the major leagues without going through the KBO league, won 124 major league games and established himself as the best Korean major leaguer.

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