Jang Hyun-seok (19, Masan Yongmago) went straight to the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur. Indeed, it is a contract worthy of being evaluated as a super high school level pitcher.먹튀검증

On the 9th, Rico Sports Agency, Jang Hyun-seok’s agent, announced that ‘Masan Yongma High School pitcher Jang Hyun-seok signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a contract worth 900,000 dollars (approximately 1.18 billion won)’.

The player who joined the Dodgers as an amateur is the fourth player after Chan-ho Park in 1994, Seok Jeong in 1998, and Hyun-il Choi in 2018, and it is the fourth time in five years. Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) transferred to the posting system through the Hanwha Eagles of the KBO League.

Jang Hyeon-seok said, “It is an honor to join the prestigious Dodgers team. I will work hard to become a developing player as much as they chose me.”

Choi Hyun-il is currently growing in the minor leagues under the Dodgers. He appeared in 10 games (8 starts) this season, going 2-2 with an earned run average of 2.08. Jang Hyun-seok is also expected to join the rookie league and compete in good faith together.

Jang Hyun-seok pitched 68⅓ innings in 21 high school baseball games, recording an ERA of 1.85, 102 strikeouts, 42 walks, and an on-base percentage (WHIP) of 1.01. He boarded the final entry for the Hangzhou Asian Games.

After hearing this news, the American media ‘Dodgers Nation’ said, ‘Jang Hyun-suk is a 19-year-old amazing pitching prospect. He has already thrown 97 miles (about 156 km) of peak velocity. He uses a variety of pitches, including fastball, curveball, changeup, slider and sweeper,’ he explained.

‘Jang Hyun-seok was expected to be nominated as the first pick in the KBO draft. But he wanted the American challenge. The Dodgers gave it that chance. It will take some time to see Jang Hyun-seok active in the big leagues, but I look forward to the Dodgers’ efforts to help him grow into a future star.”

Dodgers Nation said, ‘The Dodgers have a long history of recruiting world-class players such as Hyun-Jin Ryu, Kenta Maeda, and Hideo Nomo. I hope Jang Hyun-seok will build a career similar to them in LA. Dodgers fans will be very excited to see what kind of activity Jang Hyun-suk will perform in the major leagues.”

Meanwhile, Jang Hyun-seok will hold an official press conference to join the Dodgers at the Seoul Dragon City Hotel on the 14th.

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