“You have to throw a strike first.”
Hanwha’s ‘160km Super Rookie’ Kim Seo-hyun (19) is having a hard time. Director Choi Won-ho (50) said, “I’m waiting.” It is not something to be called up to the first team right away. He said the basics.
Kim Seo-hyun, a graduate of Seoul High School, is the first overall pick in the 2023 rookie draft. He came to the pros with a down payment of 500 million won. He also made it to the first team stage. He made his debut against Doosan on April 19, and also earned his save against SSG on May 12, pitching one scoreless inning.
He throws a fastball reaching 160 km per hour. This alone is a huge attraction. This is why Hanwha selected him first overall. However, speed alone cannot rule the pros. You need a breaking ball, and above all, you need to have control. This is unfortunate.
The first few days after debut were relatively smooth, but it became increasingly difficult. He was fine until May, with an earned run average of 3.60. However, in June, he collapsed with an ERA of 16.88.
He was expunged from the 1st team on June 8th and was promoted on the 10th of last month. He again performed poorly in Game 2, allowing 4 runs in 2.2 innings and 3 runs in 2 innings, and went to the Futures. After all, he only has 20 games, 22.1 innings, 1 save, and a 7.25 earned run average in the first team this season.
It may be difficult to see Kim Seo-hyun in the first team for the remainder of the season. Coach Choi Won-ho said, “We are working hard. He trusts and is waiting for future coaches. He said, “I will attend the Miyazaki Training League and the finishing camp.”
He said ‘level’. “When talking about the level of the professional league, it could be the level of the hitters or the difference in the strike zone. Anyway, things didn’t go as planned according to Seohyun Kim’s level. He has no choice but to collapse. He pointed out, “I need time to come to terms with it.”
He continued, “More than anything, you have to find a sense of throwing strikes. There is nothing else but practice. “If you take golf as an example, someone who cannot hit straight on an indoor practice range and gets a slice cannot go out on the field and hit straight,” he emphasized.
Additional explanation was provided. “Each player is different. There are players who need training, and there are players who find a feel for themselves in practice. Seohyun Kim needs practice. “If he can’t throw strikes, he can’t survive in the pros.”스포츠토토
Also, “Control is the next problem. Shouldn’t there be a distinction between strikes and balls? You need a feeling. “Only when this happens can we talk about ball control,” he said. “In fact, these days, there are many players who have good pitch skills but poor command. “Even if he only throws strikes, he can be considered a great pitcher,” he said.
He started out as a bullpen player, but later changed his policy and is now being promoted as a starter. He has 14 games, 42.2 innings, 3 wins, 1 loss, 1 hold, and an ERA of 4.01 for the Futures. It doesn’t look very good here either.
He still has a long way to go. Director Choi Won-ho’s evaluation is also poor. Instead, I’m taking a long look. He is only 19 years old. There are very few pitchers who are perfect from the start. He just needs to prepare diligently and become one of the pillars of Hanwha’s mound.