“Magic curve? I’m confident with my fastball, too.” A lefty who grew up watching Dae-ho Lee feels at home in his hometown.

“Magic curve? I’m confident with my fastball, too.” A lefty who grew up watching Dae-ho Lee feels at home in his hometown.

“I didn’t expect to be drafted in the second round…and I certainly didn’t expect to be a Lotte (Giants) player.” 토토사이트

The magic curve of the Monsters, the strongest baseball team in the world, was embraced by his hometown. ‘Immediately powerful left-hander’ gets rave reviews.

Lotte Giants Jung Hyun-soo was born and raised in Busan and is a native Lotte fan.

He was selected by Lotte in the second round (13th overall) of the rookie draft in September. It is the highest ranking among the Monsters members who emerged as the “eye of the typhoon” in the draft. He was not selected in the first draft he attempted after graduating from Busan High School, but he has since been recognized for his skills through Songwon University and Choi Kangwon Baseball.

“I remembered my high school days when I wasn’t drafted… I thought I could still play baseball, and that I should work harder. I remembered my parents, and they encouraged me, ‘This is the beginning, don’t be satisfied, go to a higher place.'”

Born in 2001, Jeong started watching baseball in elementary school, when Lotte’s biggest stars were Lee Dae-ho and Song Seung-jun, especially in 2010, when Lee won seven batting titles.

“When I went to college, I thought, ‘This is the last time. Let’s play baseball without any regrets.” When he joined the Monsters, a team full of left-handers and legends like Jang Won-sam and Oh Ju-won, he was almost the center of attention, and he has been the main pitcher ever since.

“He always emphasizes fundamentals, and I learned a lot about mind control on the mound when it’s time to take a deep breath, or when you’re in the heat of the moment. There was a lot of advice that was a real treasure.”

Unlike the other rookies due to the national championships, he only joined the second team on March 21. His roommate is fellow sixth-rounder Park Sung-joon.

Lotte insiders say he has a good natural fastball and delicate pitches, and that he can be utilized in the first team right away. For that, he will have to overcome competition from Kim Jin-wook and Hong Min-ki.

His main weapon is a fastball that reaches up to 144 kilometers. He also has a slider and a changeup. “Obviously, the pros have a smaller strike zone,” he said, “but I’m not a fireballer, but I’m confident in my command and location. I’m not afraid to show my stuff,” he said.

The interest in baseball’s top players is still more of an “idol” phenomenon. The temperature difference with existing baseball fans is not small. “The passion for baseball and the love for me is the same,” he laughs.

“The first thing is that I don’t have any injuries, and I’ll do my best to go up one step at a time without losing my focus. I’ll show you with actions rather than words.”


Leave your message