Will Shim Jun-seok (19), a pitcher who is aiming to enter the American professional baseball league, eat rice with Choi Ji-man?
On the 12th (Korean time), the American ‘The Athletics’ cited domestic reports in a question-and-answer format related to the Pittsburgh Pirates of the Major League Baseball (MLB), and reported, “The possibility of Shim Jun-seok going to Pittsburgh is growing.” 토토사이트
The media introduced, “Sim Jun-seok is a player ranked 10th in the international prospect list by MLB.com,” and “It is 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.
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 (about 7,248.66 million won), the most among the 30 clubs.
This is why interest is also focused on Shim Jun-seok’s ransom. It seems highly likely that Shim Jun-seok will receive a down 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.
Shim Jun-seok, who throws a fastball in the 150km/h range, has been evaluated as a “super high school level” pitcher since his sophomore year at Deoksu High School. Shim Jun-seok did not participate in the KBO League rookie draft last year, as he signed a contract with the American agency Boras Corporation and announced that he would advance to the United States.