Hanwha Eagles rookie pitcher Kim Seo-hyun (19) apologized for the SNS controversy and returned to spring training.
Prior to the spring camp held on the 11th (Korean time) at Bell Bank Park in Mesa, Arizona, USA, Kim Seo-hyun made an official apology to the players and fans for causing controversy due to the recent leak of her private SNS account. He said, “The fans gave us a lot of expectations, but I’m sorry that I only disappointed them by seeing them live up to their expectations. I want to say sorry to the seniors and the team who are training hard right now. I really will make sure this 온라인바카라doesn’t happen again. I have become basic before being a baseball player, and I will try to become a more mature person than I am now and come back.”
Kim Seo-hyun, who was considered one of the biggest players in the draft even before joining the professional team and raised great expectations, joined Hanwha as the first overall pick in the first round of the 2023 rookie draft. He recorded 3 wins, 4 losses, and an ERA of 1.41 in 26 high school games (76⅓ innings), and fans had high expectations as he threw fastballs that reached close to 160 km/h in international competitions.
Even in spring camp, his first pitching to the bullpen, he recorded a maximum of 151 km, raising expectations, but he received criticism from fans as an SNS post expressing dissatisfaction with the coaching staff and fans became known. Hanwha issued Kim Seo-hyun an exclusion from training on the 3rd and a fine.
Kim Seo-hyun, who was expected to be active this season, was greatly off the starting line due to the SNS controversy. He had to work out alone for four days, including rest days, during the critical period of preparing for the season. Since he is still in the early stages of spring camp, he does not have a big impact on season preparation, but the psychological burden is inevitable.
General Manager Son Hyuk said, “I don’t think practice, training, or physical condition are important right now. It is important that this does not happen again in the future.” He continued, “You shouldn’t expect a good performance right away from a new player. Although Kim Seo-hyun is a good pitcher, his season plan should be centered around his existing players. When the basic team power is raised, if new players like Kim Seo-hyun explode, it becomes a driving force for the team to hit and rise, but it is impossible to envision a season centered on new players.” will be limited.
From the first day of his return to training, Kim Seo-hyun tuned his pitching sensation by lightly pitching in the bullpen. Hanwha said, “Kim Seo-hyun did not officially pitch in the bullpen. As he did not pitch for 4 days, he conducted a short pitching program to learn the feel of the mound and the ball. Kim Seo-hyun made the request, and there are concerns such as injuries due to sudden pitching, so it can be seen that he made 13 short pitches rather than formal pitching.”
Will Kim Seo-hyun, who has made up her mind again and started preparing for the season, will be able to turn the hearts of fans by showing her good performance this season?