‘Monster pitcher’ Shim Jun-seok (pictured) finally revealed himself wearing the Pittsburgh Pirates uniform of the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB).
On the 27th (Korean time), Shim Jun-seok held his initiation ceremony at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Shim Joon-seok, who drew attention by throwing a fastball that exceeded 150 km/h while attending Deoksu High School in his freshman year, chose to challenge the MLB instead of the Korean Professional Baseball (KBO) league as he received attention as a promising pitcher. MLB.com said, “Shim Jun-seok was ranked 10th in the international prospect list. If he had chosen the Korean stage, he would have been the first round of the rookie draft. But he had ambitions to advance to the major leagues.”
Although the contract fee was 750,000 dollars (approximately 920 million won), which was evaluated as lower than expected, expectations within the team are not low, such as an unusual initiation ceremony for a young pitcher. Shim Jun-seok is expected to play in the Florida Complex League, a minor league rookie league, and gradually advance his level.
On this day, Shim Jun-seok stood on the mound at the home stadium and hurrahed, smiling broadly. Shim Jun-seok said, “It was my dream to play in the major leagues, and my long-awaited dream has come true. I still have a long way to go, but I want to be like Gerrit Cole (New York Yankees).” He is from Pittsburgh and revealed his desire to grow like a star pitcher who signed a contract for the first time in the big leagues worth $300 million (approximately 370 billion won). 메이저놀이터