On the 27th (Korean time), Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Sherington said, “Shim Jun-seok will spend some time in the Dominican Republic and then be transferred to Bradenton, Florida. And when the season starts, I will join the Florida Complex League (FCL) team.”
This means that Shim Jun-seok will start in the rookie league this year. After participating in the Dominican Winter League and working hard for about two weeks, he moved to Florida, where the team’s spring training was held in mid-February, prepared for the season at the minor league camp, and started the season at the team’s rookie team, the FCL Pirates, in early April. it’s a schedule
Among the 22 international amateur free agents that Pittsburgh signed this time, Shim Jun-seok was expected to start in Single A as he had the highest ranking (10th place) in the MLB pipeline rankings, but the club thought differently. It is interpreted as meaning that it will help you adapt solidly from the basics.
However, it does not seem that he will stay in the rookie league for a long time. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, an influential magazine in the Pittsburgh area, said, “After staying in the Dominican Republic for a short while, Shim Jun-seok trains at the Pirates’ Brandonton camp and then joins the Pirate City-based FCL rookie team.” If he makes a great performance, he predicts that he will be promoted to the level of Low-A and higher.”
This means that if Shim Joon-seok, who was diagnosed as having no problems with his elbow and toe, which he had injured in high school during the physical examination, can play an active role in the minor leagues this year without injury, he can be promoted to Single-A or Single-A+ in the second half. 메이저놀이터
There are two things that Pittsburgh saw as Shim Jun-seok’s strengths. He has a fastball in the mid-90s and up to 100 mph, and a calm game management ability that is rare at such a young age. If Shim Jun-seok refines these qualities from the rookie league, the club expects that he will be able to debut in the major leagues within at least three years.
Shim Jun-seok revealed that Gerrit Cole is his role model. Cole, who made her debut in Pittsburgh, is a major league fire bowler who currently serves as the New York Yankees ace. She joined Pittsburgh with the first overall pick in the first round of the 2011 draft, spent nearly two years in the minor leagues, and rose to the major leagues, where she quickly established herself as a top-notch pick.
Cole debuted at Single A+ in 2012 and was promoted to Double A and Triple A at high speed, then pitched 12 games at Triple A in 2013 before making his major league debut in June. He pitched 200 innings in 38 games in the minor leagues, went 14-10 with a 2.84 earned run average and struck out 183 strikeouts on the big league mound.
Shim Jun-seok also hears the nickname ‘young Park Chan-ho’. He said that only unpolished balls are fast pitchers. As soon as Park joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1994, he was registered on the big league roster and had a season. The 17th and 18th players in major league history to go directly to the big leagues without going through the minor leagues are Park Chan-ho and his colleague Darren Dryport.