“High school special,” Jang Hyun-suk, “I’ll strike out against Japan.”
Masan Yongma High School right-hander Jang Hyun-suk surprised everyone by being selected for the national baseball team for the first time as a high school student last month.
Jang Hyun-suk said he has a player he really wants to meet on the Hangzhou Asian Games national team.
Jang Hyun-suk draws the batter’s bat with a fastball that he hits from a tall height of 190cm.
Jang Hyun-seok, the “high school’s biggest fish” who unofficially throws up to 158km per hour, showed off his still-power despite taking the mound three months after recovering from his injury.
He also showed guts in a fight, striking out against the opposing team who protested the balk and performing a “shhh ceremony.”
<Jang Hyun-suk / Masan Yongmago Pitcher / 3rd grade> “I should not be discouraged or seen like that, so I would appreciate it if you could think of it as just a performance.”
Jang Hyun-suk, who is still a high school student, has a lot of questions to ask his seniors in the pro league.
In particular, he is looking forward to meeting fast-ball pitchers like him, Hanwha Moon Dong-joo and LG Ko Woo-suk.
<Jang Hyun-suk / Masan Yongmago Pitcher / 3rd grade> “I want to see Ko Woo-suk and Moon Dong-joo once.” He is a fastball pitcher and is the main player of all teams, so I want to meet him the most because I want to learn know-how when running the game.”
He is the first high school student representative player in history, but his ambition to see Hangzhou is as good as a professional player.
<Jang Hyun-suk / Masan Yongmago Pitcher / 3rd grade> “I have a dream of dealing with even one batter against Japan or Taiwan.” I’ll strike out and come down (the mound) very comfortably.”
Meanwhile, Jang Hyun-seok hid his mind over the U.S. Major League challenge and entering the domestic professional baseball league, which is likely to be the No. 1 draft player.