What’s even more shocking is that the Dodgers signed him for less than $1 million ($900,000).”
In 2023, Jang Hyun-seok (19), the biggest amateur player, eventually chose to go to the major leagues. Contrary to the prospect that the contract would be concluded in early 2024, when the contract limit for international amateur scouting contracts for those clubs is reset, he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers early.메이저놀이터
His down payment is $900,000. He received a little more than Shim Jun-seok (Pittsburgh Pirates, $750,000), who jumped into the minor leagues this year. It can be seen as the player’s shilling that the club is looking at. Starting from next year, Jang Hyun-seok will fight in earnest in the minor leagues. On the 14th, he also had an initiation ceremony in Seoul.
Sports Illustrated’s Dodgers Fan Nation Inside the Dodgers said on the 15th (Korean time), “The Dodgers have a history of developing some amazing Korean talents in the past.” Besides Park Chan-ho and Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays), the Dodgers is the team with the most Korean major leaguers.
Inside the Dodgers pointed out that the Dodgers are trying to develop Jang Hyun-suk into a talent second only to Park Chan-ho and Ryu Hyun-jin. I didn’t leave out the characteristic that I prefer to nurture Korean players. “It’s rare to see a 19-year-old who already hits 97 miles (about 156 km) with a fastball. It was considered the first choice in the KBO draft (held in mid-September), but I decided to sign with the Dodgers.”
Even Inside the Dodgers said, “What’s even more shocking is that the Dodgers signed Hyun-Suk Jang for less than $1 million. His senior year stats in high school definitely surprise people. In 27⅓ innings pitched, he struck out 49 batters, with an earned run average of 0.33. I think the Dodgers stole him.”
Now, the interest is at what level Jang Hyun-seok will start next year. The Dodgers currently have right-handed pitcher Choi Hyeon-il (23) in the high single A. Choi Hyeon-il had an injury issue last year, but this season, he pitched in 11 games (9 starting games) for Great Lakes Runes, digesting 37⅓ innings and recording an average ERA of 3.13 with 2 wins and 3 losses.
Inside the Dodgers said, “Will you join Low Single A Rancho Cucamonga, High Thing A Great Lakes or Double A Tulsa? If the Dodgers try to pair Hyun-Seok Jang and Hyun-Il Choi, they will start at high single-A. He doesn’t look impossible for a pitcher who can throw 97 mph.” It is predicted that Jang Hyun-seok and Choi Hyun-il will be able to compete in good faith by exercising together.