KBO held the ‘2024 KBO Rookie Draft’ at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul on the 14th. In this year’s rookie draft, a total of 1,083 people were selected, including 782 high school graduates, 296 college graduates including 41 early drafts, and five other players, including overseas ama and professional players and professionals.
The rookie draft will be carried out in a full draft format. Nominations will be made from the first round to the 11th round, and were conducted in the order of Hanwha-Doosan-Lotte-NC-KIA-KT-LG-Kium-SSG, which is the reverse order of the club’s rankings in 2023. 토토사이트
Kiwoom had two nominations for the first round. On July 29, he sent pitcher Choi Won-tae to the LG Twins and won the right to nominate fielder Lee Ju-hyung, pitcher Kim Dong-kyu, and the first round of the 2024 rookie draft. LG had the right to nominate eighth place in the first round and Kiwoom ninth place in the first round. With LG’s nomination rights, Kiwoom will be able to nominate 8th and 9th overall.
So far, the trade results have been satisfactory for Kiwoom. Lee Ju-hyung flew around in Kiwoom. In 56 games this season, he batted .317, five home runs, and three steals, showing his potential as a next-generation main outfielder.
Choi Won-tae has failed to meet expectations with two wins, two losses and an 8.27 ERA in seven games since the transfer. In the end, he was excluded from the first-tier entry on the 11th after showing sluggish performance with 8 hits, 5 walks, 3 strikeouts and 7 runs in 2⅔3 innings against KIA on the 10th.
He got a fastball prospect as a trade nomination. Kiwoom nominated Seoul High School pitcher Jeon Joon-pyo in the LG nomination. Jeon has played 46⅔ innings in 14 games this season with a 2.87 ERA.
Lee Sang-won, head of Kiwoom Scout Team, said, He is a fastball type player. As the record suggests, the strikeout rate is high. I nominated him because he is likely to be able to press it by force, he said.
Jeon Jun-pyo said, I’m honored to be in a good club. I think of my parents the most. Now I’ll be a filial son, he said adding, It’s thanks to head coach Yoo Jung-min of Seoul High School that I started as a pitcher, but I remember.
Jeon Joon-pyo said, I will be a pitcher who can achieve Kiwoom’s victory, and added, I will be the future of Kiwoom Heroes. Meanwhile, Kiwoom sent catcher Joo Hyo-sang in a trade with the KIA Tigers in November last year and received the second round nomination. In addition, he gave pitcher Kim Tae-hoon in a trade with Samsung on April 27 and won the right to nominate infielder Lee Won-seok in the third round. A total of six people will be nominated from the first round to the third round.