KBO held the ‘2024 KBO Rookie Draft’ at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul on the 14th. In this year’s rookie draft, a total of 1,083 people were selected, including 782 high school graduates, 296 college graduates including 41 early drafts, and five other players, including overseas ama and professional players and professionals.
The rookie draft will be carried out in a full draft format. Nominations will be made from the first round to the 11th round, and will be conducted in the order of Hanwha-Doosan-Lotte-NC-KIA-KT-LG-Kium-SSG, which is the reverse order of the club’s rankings in 2023. 스포츠토토핫
Hanwha, which has the right to nominate the No. 1 overall, nominated Hwang Joon-seo. Hwang has played 15 games this year with 6 wins, 2 losses and a 2.16 ERA. He struck out 58 while throwing 49⅔ innings, and only 17 walks were made in four walks.
It is evaluated that the breaking ball is also excellent with a fast ball of more than 150km. When Jang Hyun-seok Yongma High School challenged the big leagues by signing a contract with the LA Dodgers, he became the No. 1 candidate overall.
Hanwha, which remained at the bottom of the list last year and had the right to nominate Hwang Joon-seo without hesitation, will be able to form the best young blood pitching staff consisting of left-hander Hwang Joon-seo after right-hander Moon Dong-joo and Kim Seo-hyun’s fireballer duo.
“The scout always recommended Hwang Joon-seo all year round, said Sohn Hyuk, head of Hanwha. Everyone still wants it now, and in the future, I will be a player who wants it more, he said.
Hwang Joon-seo said, I still can’t believe it. I’m so happy that my hands and feet are shaking, he said adding, I think uniform suits me well.
Hwang Joon-seo said, Thank you so much and worked hard during the eight years of baseball. I’m grateful,” he said. I’ll always do my best and be a necessary player in the team.