Reporter Kim Kyung-yoon = Right-handed pitcher Shim Jun-seok (19), who is aiming to advance to the American professional baseball league, is expected to sign a contract soon. Choi Ji-man’s team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, is mentioned as the destination.
On the 12th (Korean time), American media The Athletics quoted domestic reports in a question-and-answer format related to the Pittsburgh club of the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) and reported, “The possibility of Shim Jun-seok going to Pittsburgh is growing.”
The media introduced, “Shim Jun-seok is a player ranked 10th in the international prospect list by MLB.com” and “compared to Park Chan-ho’s childhood when he played for Pittsburgh in 2010.”
The Pittsburgh club has shown considerable interest in Shim Jun-seok since last year. Last summer, a team leader-level scout was dispatched to Korea to analyze the pitching of Shim Jun-seok, who was playing at Deoksu High School.
The Pittsburgh team’s propensity to actively recruit international prospects is also fueling rumors of the signing of Shim Jun-seok.
Ohda, an American radio outlet, said, “Pittsburgh general manager Ben Charrington made aggressive moves in the international amateur recruitment market last year, such as signing top prospects Jordan Santos (shortstop) and Tony Blanco Jr. (outfielder).” I often had a relationship with Korean players such as Kang Jung-ho, Choi Ji-man, Park Hyo-joon, and Bae Ji-hwan.”
Funds are also plentiful. Each MLB team can spend a limited amount each year to recruit international amateur players according to collective bargaining, and Pittsburgh can invest $5,825,500 (approximately 7,248.66 million won), the most among the 30 clubs. there is.
Attention is also drawn to the ransom price of Shim Jun-seok.
He seems highly likely to receive a contract payment of more than $1 million for the first time since Bae Ji-hwan ($1.25 million, Pittsburgh) in 2018.
Among Korean players who entered the U.S. as an amateur, Kim Byeong-hyun received the largest contract payment. He signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1999 for $2.25 million.
The second place is Ryu Je-guk ($1.6 million) of the Chicago Cubs in 2001, and the third place is Choo Shin-soo ($1.37 million), signed by the Seattle Mariners in 2000.
Shim Jun-seok is a promising player who throws a fastball of 150 km/h.
Since his sophomore year at Deoksu High School, he has been evaluated as a super high school level pitcher with an overwhelming pitch. Jagged control and mental problems are cited as weaknesses. 바카라
After signing a contract with the American agency Boras Corporation last year, he declared his advance to the United States and did not participate in the KBO League rookie draft.
The 2022-2023 international amateur player contract period, which can spend a fixed amount, is from January 15th to December 15th, US time.
Players 16 years of age or older (as of September 1) residing outside of the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico are eligible.