Again, the No. 1 pitchers in the entire team were different. They were flexible in pitching form and sharp in pitching. Hwang Joon-seo (19), a rookie of the Hanwha Eagles, predicted a successful debut season with just two bullpen sessions.월카지노주소
Hwang Joon-seo conducted his second bullpen session in the third day of the 2024 Hanwha Spring Camp held at Melbourne Ball Park in Melbourne, Australia on the 3rd.
Hwang Joon-seo, who was in a group with other seniors including Moon Dong-ju, Kim Seo-hyun, and Kim Ki-joong who wore “high-end” modifiers when he was a rookie, formed battery teamwork with Choi Jae-hoon to distribute the ball vigorously. His powerful pitching power from his flexible pitching form caught the attention of Hanwha’s Sohn Hyuk and Choi Won-ho. “He has a flexible body. He looks quite well balanced,” Choi said with a satisfied smile, and Lee Jae-won, a veteran catcher who worked together at a bullpen session on the first day, encouraged the rookie by saying, “He knows how to throw the ball.”
After graduating from Jangchung High School, Hwang was honored as the No. 1 player in the first round of the Hanwha Eagles in the 2024 Rookie Draft. After signing a contract of 350 million won (320,000 U.S. dollars), he went to the finishing camp in Miyazaki, Japan in November last year, and was evaluated as an immediate effect of starting the team, and was listed on the first-tier spring camp list in Melbourne, Australia along with infielder Hwang Young-mook.
“Hwang Jun-seo is better finished, balanced pitching, and finished ball by ball than his peers. His speed is at an age when he can continue to improve over time. Overall, he is okay,” Choi said, explaining why he brought Hwang to the primary league camp.
Hwang is set to compete with seniors who have extensive experience in the first team, including Lee Tae-yang, Kim Min-woo and Kim Ki-jung, to select fourth and fifth players. Although he has not made his debut in the first team yet, he had the pleasure of participating in selection auditions with seniors whom he had only seen on TV at the spring camp. This shows how high expectations the Hanwha Eagles has for Hwang.
“If you look at Hwang Joon-seo, he has good ball control. I think he will throw well this year,” Choi said. “We will also compete for fourth and fifth starters, but if Lee Tae-yang and Kim Min-woo are in a bad situation and Hwang Joon-seo and Kim Ki-jung are in a good position, we will put the two players in the rotation.”
If Hwang is eliminated from the starting lineup, what will be his first job in this season? “If Hwang is eliminated from the starting lineup, we will discuss with the coaching staff and the club to determine how competitive he is compared to the existing relief pitchers. If he is better, he will use it as a bullpen,” Choi said. “Otherwise, he will have to go to the Futures League to receive starting pitcher’s class.” He told his club that he would allow future players who were selected from the top rounds to start in the Futures League. That way, he will be able to systematically train and practice pitching in the middle of the game.”
Hwang Joon-seo, who is 187 centimeters tall and weighs 80 kilograms, has a slim physique. Is bulk-up necessary? Choi said, “It is not easy to do artificial bulk-ups. If you come to a pro and systematically train yourself and take nutrition, your body will naturally get better. There is no good case of artificiality. Your diet is completely different from what you eat at amateur level. In Seosan alone, you eat about 5,000 to 6,000 calories a day.”
After finishing bullpen pitching, Hwang told reporters, “It’s fun that seniors accept the ball. I worked with Lee Jae-won on the first day of the game, and Choi Jae-hoon on the third day of the game. All the seniors advised me not to throw too low because I liked the ball,” adding, “It’s bewildering to see that we are competing as starters from the first year since our debut. I want to do well as a starter this year.”