Shim Jun-seok’s agent announced on the 8th (Korean time), “Shim Jun-seok will start on the 11th in the Pittsburgh Rookie League.”먹튀검증
Shim Jun-seok joined the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this year, but only played in practice games. In January, Sim Jun-seok, who wore a Pittsburgh uniform, trained at the Bradenton Expansion Spring Camp in Florida, USA, where prospects from each club gathered. He appeared as a starting pitcher in a practice game against the Baltimore Orioles on the 4th and showed a powerful pitch with 6 strikeouts, 2 hits, 1 walk and 2 runs in 3 innings. The agent said, “It was lightly thrown, but the maximum speed came out to 156 km,” and “the average speed of the fastball was 153 to 154 km per hour.”
Shim Jun-seok’s fastball is also recognized in the United States. Baseball America, an American media, last month said, “Shim Jun-seok’s fast ball rises right in front of the home plate. He introduced it as the best fastball among high school graduates who joined this year.” Another media outlet, Rumbentor, also commented favorably, saying, “At the end of this season, he has the potential to enter the top 100 prospects.”
However, Shim Jun-seok still has to go through many barriers to enter the big leagues. Having advanced to the Rookie League this season, he must be promoted to Single A and High Single A as soon as possible. He has to go all the way to Double-A before he can get a little over the big league mound. However, the fact that Shim Jun-seok joined the starting rotation as soon as he was promoted to the rookie league means that the team has high expectations for him, so the prospects are bright.