Lotte picks Songwon University pitcher Jung Hyun-soo in the second round
Jeong Hyun-soo (22), who made a strong impression on baseball fans through the baseball entertainment program “Strongest Baseball” on the cable channel, has donned the uniform of the Lotte Giants.
Lotte selected Jung in the second round of the 2024 KBO League Rookie Draft on Thursday at the Westin Chosun Seoul Grand Ballroom.
After graduating from Busan High School, Jung went on to play at Songwon University, where he performed well as the team’s ace pitcher. This season, he played in the Korea University Sports Federation (KUSF) U-League with a 4-2 record and a 2.09 ERA.스포츠토토
He was featured on the JTBC entertainment program “Strongest Baseball,” where he was praised for his fastball and changeup. He has the ability to throw a variety of pitches, including a fastball that tops out at 145 kilometers per hour, a curveball, a changeup, and a cutter.
He is expected to be an immediate powerhouse in the KBO.