Hwang Jun-seo, ‘No. 1 overall rookie’, joins the first-tier spring camp… ‘competition for selection’ with seniors

Hanwha Eagles’ “Rookie” Hwang Joon-seo and Hwang Young-mook will join the first-team spring camp.

Choi Won-ho said, “Among the newcomers, pitchers Hwang Joon-seo and Hwang Young-mook have decided to go to the first-team spring camp.” Hanwha will depart for Melbourne, Australia, where the spring camp will be held, on the 30th, and hold its second camp in Okinawa, Japan, at the end of February.

Hwang, who received good reviews from the Miyazaki closing camp held in November, will join the spring camp and prepare for his debut season as a starting candidate. A graduate of Jangchung High School, Hwang was selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the Hanwha Eagles in the 2024 Rookie Draft. The official number is set at 29.헤라카지노도메인

“He is as good as I thought he would be,” said Park Seung-min, the pitching coach who watched Hwang at the closing camp in Miyazaki. “I don’t have any advice yet,” he said. “If I have a stamina, I think I can compete for the starting pitcher.”

Coach Choi Won-ho also told Hwang that his pitching moves are as stable as those around him at the closing camp, and that he has a good tip of the ball. “I think breaking balls are good for throwing folk balls and curves as well,” he said. “I think he can compete for starters. I’m going to take him to the spring camp and have him compete in exhibition games.”

Kim Min-woo, Lee Tae-yang, Kim Ki-jung and Hwang Joon-seo are likely to compete for the remaining two spots in foreign pitchers Felix Peña, Ricardo Sanchez and Moon Dong-ju. “Even if there are too many candidates, it will be difficult to take the mound, and then it will not be tested,” manager Choi Won-ho added. “After discussions with the pitching part, we are trying to reduce the number of candidates and leave the seats to two out of four.”

Second-rounder left-hander Cho Dong-wook also received good reviews, but he has decided to start in the second division for now. “I think it would be better if you refine it a little bit. I liked how he threw on the mound considering his age,” manager Choi Won-ho said. “Coach Park Seung-min also said it would be better to start in the second division, so I didn’t put him on the list, but I need to see what they are doing and hear from manager Lee Dae-jin as well. If that’s okay, I can use a left-handed pitcher if I need one.”

Hwang Young-mook, a fourth-rounder, will join the team. He is also well-known for appearing on JTBC’s baseball entertainment show “The Greatest Baseball.” “Considering the hitting and other factors, we are agonizing over resources for shortstop after Lee Do-yoon and Ha Joo-seok. Hwang Young-mook still seems stable as a shortstop, so we decided to take him to the camp,” manager Choi Won-ho said.

Meanwhile, Hanwha decided to play as many actual matches as possible starting from camp as exhibition games and regular season opening got faster. “I have a three-day training day off and only train until the third turn, and I have to start the Cheongbaek match from the fourth turn,” manager Choi Won-ho said. “I informed the players to prepare accordingly. Then, I will play two matches with the Australian national team, and then move on to Japan to play only the matches.”

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