“A 19-year-old prospect, it’s interesting”… Like Nomo, Ryu Hyun-jin, and Maeda, expectations for Jang Hyun-seok, who has reached the top of 157km, rise

Expectations for Jang Hyun-seok (19), who joined the Los Angeles Dodgers, are rising.

On the 9th, Jang Hyun-suk signed a contract worth 900,000 dollars (approximately 1.18 billion won) with the Los Angeles Dodgers. That’s how he took his first step toward the big leagues he dreamed of.

Jang Hyeon-seok is from Masan Yongma High School and is currently a high school senior. He knows how to throw fast balls and sharp sweepers that can reach speeds of up to 157 km/h. He was evaluated as having the highest level of completion, skill, and potential among high school seniors this year, drawing attention and being named in the final entry for the ‘2022 Hangzhou Asian Games (AG, held in 2023)’.

As the application for participation in the 2024 KBO League rookie draft approached, Jang Hyun-seok was deeply troubled over the two options of challenging the KBO League and the Major League. Afterwards, he officially announced his overseas expansion on the 1st, and chose to accompany the Dodgers.먹튀검증

After Jang Hyun-seok’s contract was announced, various media quickly reported the news of the contract. On the 9th (Korean time), ‘Dodgers Nation’, which delivers news about the Dodgers, said, “The Dodgers officially announced the recruitment of Hyun-seok Jang.” “Jang Hyun-seok already knows how to throw 97 miles (about 156.1 km). He can also use a sweeper, etc. It’s very interesting because he’s a 19-year-old amazing pitching prospect,” he explained.

The media highly evaluated Jang Hyun-seok’s chances of success, citing the pitchers of the Dodgers who were from Asia. “The Dodgers have a long history of recruiting foreign players such as Ryu Hyun-jin, Kenta Maeda, and Hideo Nomo. I hope Jang Hyun-seok will build a career like them at the Dodgers,” he said positively.

Ryu Hyun-jin, Maeda, and Nomo all wrote success stories with the Dodgers. Nomo, who held the Asian record for the most wins (123 wins) before Park Chan-ho, attracted attention by recording double-digit wins in three consecutive seasons from 1995 to 1997 after wearing the Dodgers uniform.

Maeda also followed a path similar to that of her old mother. He made his major league debut in the 2016 season with the Dodgers. He energized the mound between the starter and the bullpen, winning 47 games through the 2019 season.

As many domestic fans know, Ryu Hyun-jin showed off his presence enough to be nicknamed the ‘Korean Monster’. In 2019, with 14 wins and 1st place in the National League ERA (2.32), he showed outstanding performance enough to rank second in the Cy Young Young.

Although not mentioned in the media, there is also the ‘Korean Express’ Park Chan-ho. Park Chan-ho also has many good memories at the Dodgers. He had 80 victories in his prime.

Since the compatibility between the Dodgers and pitchers from Asia was good, there is a lot of anticipation whether Jang Hyun-seok will be able to join the ranks.

After signing the contract, Jang Hyun-seok said through Ricoh Sports Agency, “It is an honor to join the prestigious Dodgers team.”

Jang Hyun-seok’s press conference to join the Dodgers will be held at the Dragon City Hotel in Seoul on the 14th.

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