Hanwha Eagles rookie Kim Seo-hyun (19) was eliminated from the first team entry.
Hanwha excluded Kim Seo-hyun from the entry ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Doosan Bears game to be held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 8th. Song Yun-jun, who won 15 wins last year and became the futures champion, was called up for the first time.
Kim Seo-hyun came up as the second pitcher in the 7th inning with the team leading 3-1 against Doosan the previous day (7th), gave up a walk and one hit ball for ⅓ innings, and gave up 2 runs, providing an excuse for the team’s 3-6 loss. .메이저놀이터
Director Choi Won-ho revealed the reason for the expulsion, saying, “After throwing it yesterday, he noticed a lot of people around him. He wasn’t originally that kind of player. Looking at him, I could sense ‘Oh, it’s very difficult.’
Kim Seo-hyun is a large prospect nominated by Hanwha as the first overall pick in the first round of the 2023 rookie draft. From his high school days, he captivated the club with his fastball.
The problem is my gut. Even in this year’s demonstration game, he appeared in 5 games and gave up 4 walks and 2 hit balls while throwing 5 innings, exposing his pitch anxiety. Eventually, the opening entry was misfired, and on April 19, he was named to the first team entry for the first time.
Kim Seo-hyun, who finally made her professional debut, took her place in the winning group by throwing fastballs of 150km per hour. In particular, in his debut game against Jamsil on April 19, he recorded 2 strikeouts in 1 inning and threw a fastball of 160.1 km / h, the highest speed according to Trackman standards, and had an intense ceremony. He posted an earned run average of 5.60 this season with 1 save in 18 games, 17⅔ innings. However, the problem of restraint still got in the way. In 4 games in June, he gave up 5 runs on 3 hits in 2⅔ innings. During this period, he contributed 7 walks and 2 hit balls.
Coach Choi said, “Kim Seo-hyun is a player we need to take special care of. To do so, we need systematic training. Rather than just continuing the game, we need to do some pitching training in the middle of the game. I decided to take a selection class in the 2nd group to improve my body, mind and skills.”
Director Choi Won-ho sent Kim Seo-hyun to the 2nd division while sending a message. He said, “‘I’m sure you will become (Moon) Dong-ju and Korea’s best pitcher in the future. Going to the 2nd team and improving now is the process to become a superstar,” he said. I’m sorry,” he said. He said, “He’s been the king of baseball since he was young. He’s always thrown well and played well, but it’s the first time I’ve seen Seohyun like yesterday. I’ll wait for him to come up after taking good care of himself in the second group.”
Just because you take a selection class in the second group does not mean that you will join the selection team in the future. When he returns to the first team, his position has not yet been decided. However, it was judged that if he was used as a pursuit team, Seohyun Kim, who stayed at the top in high school, could hurt his pride.
Director Choi said, “I’m going to make a decision after systematically increasing the number as a starter. After seeing how Seo Hyun is doing, I will discuss with the coaching staff whether to continue using him as a bullpen or starter.”