Shim Jun-seok of Deoksu High School, the best fastball pitcher in high school baseball, has announced his departure to the United States.
Shim Jun-seok said he knew it was a tough road, but he wouldn't give up.
Shim Jun-seok eventually gave up his application for the KBO rookie draft and opted for a major league challenge.
[Sim Jun-seok/Pitcher at Deoksu High School: I know it is a tougher road, but it was a dream I wanted to go since I was a child, so I couldn’t give up easily.]
Since the first year of Deoksu High School, Shim Jun-seok, who has been attracting attention for his high-speed ball with a maximum speed of 156 km/h, is an early challenger for the big leagues. However,
[Sim Jun-seok (March of last year): His role model is (New York Mets) Jacob deGrom, (the ball is fast) and he throws the changing ball very well.
My goal is still to work hard and go to the major leagues this year.]
Since then, I have struggled with insecurity due to the aftermath of a back injury.
He was also eliminated from the youth national team and his prospects for advancing to the United States became dark, but he chose the challenge of pursuing his dream.
Shim Jun-seok, who hopes for a down payment of about 1 million dollars, plans to go to the United States in January next year to continue training and negotiate in earnest after building his body without haste.
[Sim Jun-seok / Pitcher Deoksu High School: I will prepare harder and become a great player after signing a contract with a good team.
Hanwha, who took the first pick in this year's rookie draft with Shim Jun-seok to the United States, is certain to choose Seoul High School ace Kim Seo-hyun.
(Video editing: Woo-Jeong Woo)