The team’s top prospect is bombing the Futures League with an ERA of 1.29. However, Hanwha coach Carlos Subero was calm. As with Dong-ju Moon last year, Seo-hyun Kim also plans to step through the process step by step to become a complete fireballer.
Kim Seo-hyun, who graduated from Seoul High School and wore a Hanwha uniform with the first overall pick in the 2023 rookie draft. As a top-class prospect with fastballs, expectations were high from spring camp, and he left a strong impression with an ERA of 1.80 in 5 games and 3 holds in demonstration games, but he has not yet been listed on the first team entry. According to the Hanwha club’s fostering policy, he started the season in the Futures League and is adding experience to his fastball.
His Futures League record is overwhelming. He played 5 games against outstanding seniors and gave up only 1 run in 7 innings. His earned run average is 1.29. He allowed two walks and one walk while striking out 11, and his batting average is also low at .240. In his latest appearance against SSG on the 16th, he played multiple innings (2 innings), striking out one hit and showing no runs. The highest speed of his fastball came up to 156 km.
As a result, voices began to come out little by little, asking if it was time to put Kim Seo-hyun in the first team. In particular, when finisher Kim Bum-soo hit a solo homer against Park Byung-ho in the 9th inning against KT in Suwon on the 14th and recorded a blown save, posts on various baseball community sites asking for Kim Seo-hyun’s call-up surged.
However, the command tower was still cautious. Director Subero said, “If you make decisions based on people’s opinions in order to quench their temporary thirst, the problem can be solved unexpectedly differently.” “You must always make rational decisions. Being a director is a position with great responsibility.”
There was a clear reason why the first overall rookie was not included in the opening entry. Coach Subero said, “We are constantly receiving reports on Seohyun Kim’s pitching and physical condition. As others have said, if you look at his pitch alone, he has better pitch than anyone else. I know because I saw it myself,” he explained. “Kim Seo-hyun is learning a lot about the pitching process and other aspects of baseball in the 2nd Army now.”
If so, when will we be able to see Kim Seo-hyun’s first-team debut? Coach Subero predicted, “Nevertheless, sooner or later we will be able to see Kim Seo-hyun in the first team,” and said, “However, even if he comes to the first team, I plan to make him go through the process step by step. At first, he will come out briefly in the middle to throw the ball, and then gradually increase the number of pitches and plan to take on an important position.”
Director Subero also provided enough time to learn without rushing to write the 2022 1st nomination, Moon Dong-ju, last year. Moon Dong-ju’s performance last year was 1 win, 3 losses and 2 holds in 13 games, with an ERA of 5.65. As a result,토스카지노 Moon Dong-ju is showing a good performance this year with a fastball of 160.1 km and an average ERA of 1.64 with 1 win and 1 loss in 2 games. Now, it is Subero coach who is trying to inject that know-how into Kim Seo-hyun.