The ‘No. 1 rookie’ is growing toward 190cm, “I’m still throwing it to 60%.” So Hanwha goes slower

January 10, 2024 | by

“My friends saw me and said I grew taller. I don’t know because I didn’t measure my height, but I think I grew.”

Hwang Joon-seo (19, Hanwha Eagles), the hero of the 2024 KBO rookie draft, has one remarkable remark. He is still growing. Hanwha should welcome him with double play.

After attending the 2024 KBO Rookie Orientation held at the Daejeon Convention Center on Tuesday, Hwang told reporters that he is growing physically as well as in skills.

Hwang Jun-seo, who is 187cm tall and weighs 80kg, played 49 ⅔ in 15 high school league games last year, recording 6 wins, 2 losses, 2.16 ERA, 36 hits, 16 walks, and one body hit, 58 strikeouts and 16 runs (12 earned runs).

Hwang Joon-seo was named the main character of the “Futures Star Grand Prize” selected by the newspaper, and the selection committee said, “He showed the most stable performance since his second year of high school and was the best in his third year,” adding, “I heard that Kim Taek-yeon did well when representing teenagers, but I thought Hwang Jun-seo was the best in terms of consistency.” At the 2022 Star News’ “Amateur Star Grand Prize,” the cotyledons that are likely to win the Future Star Pitcher Award wore Hanwha’s uniform as the No. 1 rookie a year later and won the grand prize.

Hanwha gave Hwang the highest contract payment of 350 million won (318,400 U.S. dollars). Since then, the team has gone through finishing training in Miyazaki, but has never overdoed itself by focusing on experience. This is because the team is subject to special management.

Hwang Joon-seo, who is training in Seosan, said, “I’ve just entered the pitch and I’m throwing it at about 60 percent,” adding, “I don’t think I’ll throw it strongly, but I think I’ll throw more from next week or next week.”

Hwang Joon-seo, who is said to be taller, said, “I wish I could grow about 2 to 3 centimeters.” He is also stepping up his efforts to gain weight. “Seosan’s rice came out really well, so I eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner well, and at night, I am eating a lot while ordering chicken with my colleagues.”

“Playing coach Jung Woo-ram and Hwang Joon-seo, who share the same mood with each other in Seosan,” he said with a smile when asked if he had any special advice. “As a whole, throwing the ball looks good, he just wants me to gain some weight.”

Left-hander fireballer Hwang Jun-seo, who sprays a ball with a maximum speed of 150 kilometers per hour, can raise his already high RBI higher if he grows further. In addition, if you gain more weight, you can gain more strength at the end of the ball. A veteran who has experienced prenatal training is not saying a decent thing.

He is also working hard to improve the slider quality. “I threw it in the beginning, but I was throwing it because it was bad in the second half of last year, and now I throw it again,” he said. “I tend to hold the grip myself rather than referring to anyone in particular.” 헤라카지노주소

His uniform number was assigned as well. It is also well known as the number of Kim Kwang-hyun (SSG). “I wanted to wear it because I know that 29 is a good number for Kim Kwang-hyun,” Hwang Joon-seo said. “I did an Internet survey and the number came out, and I wrote 29 as the top priority. Luckily, I got to wear the number 29.”

The roster of the spring camp has not been announced yet, but accompanying the first team seems to be becoming a fait accompli. “If I go to (first team camp), I have to build up my body first, so I think I need to prepare well for this season by making good physical and physical constraints,” Hwang said.

The site where all the rookie players from each club gathered together. Who will be the rival? “I don’t know yet because I don’t know who else will come out. If I have a chance to compete, I will work hard and win,” Kim Seo-hyun, a senior member of his one-year team who will maintain his rookie status, also confidently said, “We are on the same team, but since baseball players are individual businesses, I think we should compete in good faith in the field.”

Hwang Joon-seo said, “First of all, my goal is to get as many entries as possible,” but he did not hide his greed, saying, “If I do well there, I will even try to win the Rookie of the Year award.”


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