When I woke up, I became the biggest right-handed fish. It is the butterfly effect brought about by the declaration of advancement to the major leagues by Jang Hyeon-seok (19, Masan Yongma High School 3rd year), a ‘high school special’. For Taekyeon Kim (18, 3rd year at Incheon High School), this is a great opportunity.
Kim Taek-yeon made a relief mound in the bottom of the 5th inning with a 2-0 lead in the 2nd round against Jangan High School at the 57th Presidential Cup National High School Baseball Championship held at Sinwol Baseball Park in Seoul on the 3rd (sponsored by the JoongAng Ilbo and the Korea Baseball Softball Association) He blocked 2 innings with no hits, 7 strikeouts, and no runs, paving the way for an 11-1 victory. He came up from a bases loaded crisis with one out in the 5th inning and blocked Jang An-go’s chase with 1 run, then perfectly defended the remaining 3 innings to become the winning pitcher. Incheon High School took a ticket to the round of 16.
Kim Taek-yeon is a right-handed prospect that many KBO league scouts are watching. He throws a powerful fastball in the mid to late 140 km/h range and knows how to use the slider and curve stably. A pro scout I met on the day said, “The best thing about Kim Taek-yeon is that he has no ups and downs. He throws his ball in any environment. In addition, even though his fastball speed does not exceed 150km, his ball tip is the best.”
Kim Taek-yeon also said, “I think his pitch is a little better even if it is a straight ball similar to others. Also, if the fact that he knows how to throw both inside and outside is an advantage, I would like to say that he is an advantage.”
Kim Taek-yeon, along with Hwang Jun-seo (18), Yook Seon-yeop (18, Jangchung High School senior), Jo Dae-hyeon (18, Gangneung High School senior), Jeon Mir (18, Gyeongbuk High School senior), etc. It is classified as a top nomination candidate. In particular, Kim Taek-yeon’s stock price rose further as Jang Hyun-seok recently declared a major league challenge.
Kim Taek-yeon said, “It feels good to be called by my name with other friends. But, on the other hand, he sees that he has to achieve that too. I want to be nominated in the first round in the rookie draft by filling in the shortcomings in the future.”
Kim Taek-yeon, who came up with one out and bases loaded in the 5th inning with a 2-0 lead, calmly increased the outcount. He induced the first hitter to hit the shortstop ground ball well. It was a double play course, but Kim Jun-won, a shortstop at Incheon High School, fumbled the ball and became a force-out only at second base. 2-1 thin ice lead. Kim Taek-yeon gave a walk to the next hitter, So Chang-hyeon, but induced Jung Gi-jun, the same name, with a floating ball in left field to put out the fire. Then, the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings were all blocked with no runs, and in the meantime, Incheon High scored 8 points, completing the 11-1 8th cold game victory.
Kim Taek-yeon, who threw in the early 140km range in the early stages of the mound and went up to the top speed of 146km per hour at the last minute, said, “I had a really good pitch, but my body ached and my condition plummeted. Still, I was able to take responsibility for today’s victory because my physical condition improved ahead of the presidential boat.”
Ahead of the rookie draft, Kim Taek-yeon’s future is already attracting attention. While the Doosan Bears, who had the 2nd pick, Lotte Giants, 3rd, and Samsung Lions, 4th, were being discussed, Kim Taek-yeon said, “I like all 10 clubs,” instead of his current heart.꽁머니사이트
On the other hand, on the same day, the ‘defending champion’ Daejeon High School won a ticket to the round of 16 by defeating Cheongju High School 11-1 in the 7th inning. Fifth right fielder Lee Do-hyun played an active role with 3 hits and 5 RBIs in 4 at-bats, and left-handed pitcher Kim Min-wook, a junior in the year, pitched 5 scoreless innings. Chungam High School defeated Jeonju High School 4-3, and Gyeongnam High School also beat Masang High School 4-3. Gunsan Sangil High School beat Gwangju Il High School 5-2, and Cheongdam High School beat Jinyeong High School 9-8.