Kim Seo-hyeon (19, photo), the “top rookie” of Hanwha Professional Baseball, definitely has the qualities of a star. He always listened to the hearts of the fans both inside and outside the stadium.
Kim Seo-hyun, a fastball pitcher wearing a Hanwha uniform with the first overall pick in the 2023 KBO League Rookie Draft, was at the center of controversy even before his professional debut. The fact that the coaches and fans of the team were gossiping on a secret social network service (SNS) account was belatedly known during the spring camp in February. At the time, Kim Seo-hyun, who was banned from group training for three days by the club, bowed her head, saying, “I will become a more mature person.”
The eyes of the fans looking at Kim Seohyun like this couldn’t be fair. In the demonstration game, he exposed his weak point of control and was unable to make it to the opening entry. By the time his curiosity about Kim Seo-hyun’s recent situation grew, he was finally called to the first team.메이저사이트
On the 19th of last month, ahead of the home game against Doosan held at Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park in Daejeon, Kim Seo-hyun, who was registered in the first team, got a chance to pitch in a 5-5 tie situation in the 7th inning. He immediately caught the attention of the fans gathered at the stadium by throwing a fast ball at 154 km/h in the first pitch against lead batter Jose Rojas. Kim Seo-hyun, who neatly organized the innings by thinning out two strikeouts, was measured at 157.9 km for the highest speed of the day. It was his debut match that was not enough to wash away the fans’ anger towards him and their worries about his control.
As of the 16th, Kim Seo-hyun has appeared in 10 relief games and recorded an average ERA of 2.45. In the match against league leader SSG held in Incheon on the 12th, he climbed the mound as the team’s closer in the bottom of the 9th inning and defended the team’s 5-2 victory with a scoreless pitch, recording his first professional save.
Kim Seo-hyun on the mound always shows a candid appearance. When dealing with batters, he actively utilizes his main weapons, the fast ball and the slider, to compete without avoiding them. When the wild beasts make an unexpected mistake, he sits down and laughs dejectedly. He doesn’t hide his real face even off the field. After winning against KT at home on the 7th, he said that he remained at the stadium until late and served the fans. In particular, the scene of Kim Seo-hyun playing catch with a child fan outside the stadium became a hot topic as it was captured on fans’ cameras.
Kim Seo-hyun is growing into a ‘player with a lot of buzz’ both on the mound and in front of fans.