Players from Busan High School and Gyeongnam High School, who were recognized for their baseball skills by many baseball fans through a comprehensive programming channel entertainment baseball program, took the stage of the Korea Professional Baseball (KBO) League. Jung Hyun-soo (22, Songwon University), a graduate of Busan High School, and Ko Young-woo (22, Sungkyunkwan University), a graduate of Gyeongnam High School, are expected to play an immediate role in the KBO league based on their outstanding skills.스포츠토토

Chung Hyun-soo and Ko Young-woo succeeded in advancing to the professional league after being nominated by the KBO league club in the 2024 KBO League rookie draft held on the 14th. Jung Hyun-soo was named 13th overall in the second round by the Lotte Giants. Ko Young-woo joined the Kiwoom Heroes in the fourth round as the 39th overall.

Jung Hyun-soo and Ko Young-woo performed well on the JTBC entertainment program “The Strongest Baseball” on the comprehensive programming channel, drawing great attention from scouts from 10 KBO League clubs and succeeding in entering the KBO League.

Jung Hyun-soo went through Busan Daeyeon Elementary School, Busan Middle School, and Busan High School and gained baseball experience at Songwon University. Jung Hyun-soo has the ability to throw a variety of pitches, including big curves, changeups, and cutters, along with fastballs that exceed 145 kilometers per hour. Jung Hyun-soo showed remarkable performance with 4 wins and 2 losses and a 2.09 ERA in the Korean University Sports Council (KUSF) U-League this season. Chung won the Gammu Award at the National University Baseball Championship last season.

Jung Hyun-soo is expected to fill the left-hander’s power that Lotte lacks and be immediately put in with a sense of power.

Ko Young-woo is also considered a player with excellent batting and defense skills. Ko Young-woo played as a starting infielder at Sungkyunkwan University through Busan Daeyeon Elementary School, Daedong Middle School, and Gyeongnam High School. Ko Young-woo won the batting award in the KUSF U-League last year and has excellent batting ability.

In a total of 15 games this season, Ko Young-woo swung a hard hit with a batting average of 0.360 (18 hits in 50 at-bats) with three home runs, 24 RBIs, and 10 long hits with a 0.640 on-base percentage of 0.467 and an OPS (long-base percentage + on-base percentage). Ko Young-woo also played as the team’s main third baseman in defense, showing watertight defense, supporting his team’s performance on the national stage.

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