The day of reckoning has arrived. The rookie draft is a war without gunfire.
That’s the job of scouts, and that’s why they’ve had such a hard time this year. Especially nowadays, it is even more important to develop rookies well due to free agent inflation, which is why many baseball officials are focusing on the rookie draft.토토사이트
The Kia Tigers’ Dae-hyun Cho picked a chain reaction… and it started a chain reaction
So far this year, pitching has been super strong. Overwhelmingly, pitchers are expected to be strong. For now, the top five is unchanged.
Hwang Jun-seo (Jangchung Go), Kim Taek-yeon (Incheon Go), Jeon Mir (Gyeongbuk Go), Yuk Sun-yeop (Jangchung Go), and Kim Hui-gun (Huimun Go) are solid. There is no room for change.
The question is at number six. It depends on which player the Kia Tigers choose. Kia considered Won Sang-hyun (Busan Go) and Cho Dae-hyun (Gangneung Go).
However, Kia ultimately settled on Cho as their first-round pick. He’s struggling right now, but he’s a resource who can hit 155 kilometers when he gets going. He’s also a right-handed fireballer with a good batting average, which is what KIA was looking for. “He may be lower than the other candidates right now, but he has a very high ceiling,” said a source from the parent club.
With KIA’s choice of Cho Dae-hyun, Won Sang-hyun is a natural choice for KT. KT’s first priority is Won Sang-hyun. They have a firm intention to take Won if he comes down in the order.
Kiwoom was initially considered to have one outfielder and one pitcher, but the possibility of two non-outfielders has become very likely. Seoul ace Kim Yoon-ha and Jeon Jun-pyo are likely to be the first two picks.
The SSG is looking at one left-handed pitcher and an infielder. The left-handed pitcher is Jung Hyun-soo, a college graduate, and the outfielder is Park Ji-hwan. Park Ji-hwan is an infielder, but he can also be used as an outfielder because he has good shoulders, quick feet, and good contact ability.
If you want to pick a fielder, Park Ji-hwan has a 100% chance, but he may not be SSG’s first choice. SSG is also looking at college graduate Jung Hyun-soo. Currently, Park Ji-hwan and Jung Hyun-soo are at a crossroads for SSG. One of them will be chosen by the SSG. The odds are 50/50. Whatever happens, there isn’t much room for change in the TOP12.
Hwang Jun-seo, Kim Taek-yeon, Jeon Mir, Yuk Sun-yeop, Kim Hwi-gun, Cho Dae-hyun, Won Sang-hyun, Jeon Jun-pyo, Kim Yoon-ha, Jung Hyun-soo or Park Ji-hwan make up the top 11 who will compete in the first round.
Add to that Cho Dong-wook, a likely second round pick, and you have a solid top 12.
Hanwha’s 2nd round pick is likely to be Dong-wook Cho…. Doosan-Lotte 2R depends on SSG’s choice
The keywords dominating the second round are college graduate and left-hander. Left-handers are the keywords in the second round. The second round is an unpredictable area.
At this point, there is no left-hander as good as Cho Dong-wook, and Hanwha’s team composition absolutely requires a left-hander. Therefore, the general consensus is that Hanwha will take Dong-wook no matter what.
A representative from the parent club said, “I don’t expect a second round pick. But Hanwha has no shortage of right-handed pitchers. They also have a lot of infielders. The team needs a lefty so badly that no matter who comes down, I think Cho Dong-wook’s chances are high. It’s a stroke of genius to be able to pick so many good lefties in a row.”
Hanwha is unlikely to have the No. 1 overall pick next year, so there is some speculation that Hanwha could take a lefty as early as the third round this year. Gyeonggi’s Kim Min-gyun and Jeonju’s Son Hyun-ki are the most likely candidates.
If SSG selects Jung Hyun-soo, Doosan will most likely select Park Ji-hwan. If SSG chooses Park Ji-hwan, Doosan will most likely get Yeo Dong-gun.
Lotte also depends on SSG’s choice. If SSG chooses Jung Hyun-soo, Lotte will have a good chance of Yeo Dong-gun, and if they choose Park Ji-hwan, they will have a good chance of Jung Hyun-soo.
This means that Doosan and Lotte’s second round picks will depend on SSG’s choice.
New dark horses like Park Jun-yong and Kim Sang-hyun to lead 2R… Lee Jae-sang, Lee Sang-joon, Yuk Cheong-myung, and Park Jun-woo also mentioned as 2Rs
Suseong University sophomore Park Jun-yong is the top dark horse in the 2R. It is very likely that he will be in the top 5 of 2R.
Park Jun-yong (Suseong University) and Hyun Sang-hyun (Daegu Sangwon High School) are the next two players who have the most at stake for Samsung and NC. Park Jun-yong is popular because he is a two-year student, so the age difference is not much different from high school graduates, and his pitches and delivery are also evaluated as excellent.
Clinical Hyun is considered the most complete right-hander in the second round among high school graduates. The current situation is that these two are being considered as the finalists for the top of the 2R.
Other than that, it’s a fierce competition. Once you get past the middle of the second round, it’s completely unpredictable. Among the outfielders, Lee Jae-sang (Seongnam), Lee Sang-joon (Gyeonggi), and Lim Jong-sung (Gyeongbuk) are being talked about as second-rounders.
On the pitching side, in addition to Cho Dong-wook, Park Joon-yong, and Hyun Sang-hyun, Yuk Cheong-myeong (Gangneung High), Park Joon-woo (Yushin University), and Jin Woo-young (formerly of Kansas City) are being talked about in the second round.