him Jun-seok eats rice with Choi Ji-man… $1-1.3 million deal imminent with Pittsburgh
Right-handed pitcher Shim Jun-seok (19), who is seeking to advance to the Major League (MLB), has virtually confirmed his move to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
An official familiar with the MLB situation told News 1 on the 13th (Korean time), “Shim Jun-seok’s trip to Pittsburgh is imminent. The agreement between the club and the player has been finalized, and now only the final procedures, including the medical test, remain.”
Shim Jun-seok, who throws a fastball of 150 km/h, drew attention early on as a super high school level pitcher. Instead of participating in the KBO League draft last year, he declared his advance to the United States.
Shim Jun-seok, who signed a contract with Boras Corporation, a famous American sports agency, has been steadily connected with Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh club, which had been interested in Korean players, including Park Chan-ho and Kang Jung-ho, had already paid attention to Shim Jun-seok since last year. Last summer, a scout was dispatched to Korea to look after Shim Jun-seok.
Recently, local media outlets in the U.S. published reports stating that ‘the possibility of Shim Jun-seok going to Pittsburgh is growing’, announcing that Shim Jun-seok’s trip to the United States was imminent.
Multiple MLB teams expressed interest in Shim Jun-seok, who has super high school level skills, but Shim Jun-seok is said to have made up his mind with Pittsburgh, where Park Chan-ho, the ‘major league super’, passed through.
It seems that the fact that Pittsburgh has two Korean players, Bae Ji-hwan (24) and Choi Ji-man (32), making it easier to adapt to the game, also influenced Shim Jun-seok’s choice.
If he passes the final gateway, the physical examination, Shim Jun-seok can realize his dream of advancing to the big leagues. The remaining concern is the size of the down payment. The down payment is important in that it is proportional to the expectations of the club for players entering the MLB.
Normally, if you receive a contract payment of more than $ 1 million, the club manages you as a top-notch prospect. 카지노
Among Korean players, Kim Byung-Hyun received the largest deposit when entering the U.S. as an amateur. Kim Byung-hyun signed a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks for $2.25 million in 1999.
In the case of Pittsburgh, which Shim Jun-seok chose, Bae Ji-hwan received a significant down payment of $1.25 million in 2018. It is estimated that Shim Jun-seok will also receive a down payment that is not too far off from Bae Ji-hwan’s down payment.
The official said, “The scale of Shim Jun-seok’s down payment to Pittsburgh is projected to be between $1 million and $1.3 million locally.”
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh is expected to announce the contract with Shim Jun-seok after the 15th (local time) when the international amateur player contract begins this year.