The first round of the 2024 KBO rookie draft nomination flowed to the observatory without any change. Pitcher Hwang Joon-seo was honored as the No. 1 overall. Following Hwang Joon-seo, Kim Taek-yeon, Jeon Mir, Yuk Sun-yeop, and Kim Hwi-gun wore professional uniforms in order. Nine pitchers and one fielder were selected in the first round nomination.
The 2024 KBO rookie draft was held at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Sogong-dong, Seoul, on September 14. 사설토토 A total of 1,083 people participated in the rookie draft, including 782 high school graduates, 296 college graduates including 41 early drafts, and five other players from overseas ama and professional backgrounds.
The 2024 KBO rookie draft will be carried out in a full draft method. 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. In addition, under the early draft system, which has been in effect since last year, second-year college players will be eligible to participate in the draft.
Kiwoom, which was transferred through the previous trade under the rules that allowed the club to exchange the nomination rights for players next year, will exercise the nomination rights of LG, KIA, and Samsung, respectively, and NC will exercise the nomination rights of Hanwha in the seventh round.
While the heads of 10 KBO League clubs, scouts, and officials gathered at the draft site, the target players in the nomination rights were also invited to the venue.
The first round of the rookie draft, which drew the most attention on the day, began with Hanwha, the first overall pick. Hanwha named Jangchung High School pitcher Hwang Joon-seo, the biggest left-handed pitcher, to reinforce the team’s left-handed. Doosan, ranked second overall, naturally chose Incheon High School pitcher Kim Taek-yeon, who is considered the TOP 2 along with Hwang Joon-seo.
Lotte, the third-ranked player overall, called out the names of Jeon Mi-re, a pitcher at Gyeongbuk High School who has abundant potential for both pitching and hitting, and Samsung, the fourth-ranked player at Jangchung High School, a right-handed fireballer. While NC, the fifth-ranked overall, also chose Whimoon High School pitcher Kim Hwi-gun, a right-handed fireballer resource, KIA, the sixth-ranked overall, also chose Gangneung High School pitcher Cho Dae-hyun, a tall right-.
The seventh-ranked KT nominated Busan High School right-hander Won Sang-hyun, and Kiwoom, who holds the eighth and ninth-ranked nominations through a nomination trade with LG, nominated Seoul High School pitcher Jeon Joon-pyo and Jangchung High School pitcher Kim Yoon-ha, respectively.
The only first round fielder nomination came in the order of the 10th overall SSG. SSG chose three advertisement infielder Park Ji-hwan to complete the first round nomination. With the nomination of the first round completed, the nomination of each club continues in reverse order of last year’s performance from the second round.