Jangchung High School’s Hwang 메이저사이트 Joon-seo, considered the best left-hander in high school, Gangneung High School’s Cho Dae-hyun and Gyeongbuk High School’s Jeon Mir joined the world youth baseball team.
The Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA) announced today (18th) the list of national teams to compete in the 31st World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Baseball World Cup (World Youth Baseball Championship) in Taichung, Taipei, from September 1 to 10.
On the pitcher’s side, it is notable that both Hwang Joon-seo and Yuk Sun-yeop, the left and right aces of Jangchung High School, were named.
Hwang Joon-seo, who is considered the biggest left-hander in high school, is likely to be the top pick in the 2024 KBO rookie draft along with Jang Hyun-seok of Masan Yongma High School. If Jang Hyun-suk chooses to enter the U.S., Hwang Joon-seo is expected to be named the top overall. Jang Hyun-suk, the only high school player selected for the Hangzhou Asian Games national team, was excluded from the youth team.
Yuk Sun-yeop is Jangchung High School’s right-handed ace with 21.1 innings, two wins and no losses, and a 0.43 ERA this season.
Incheon High School’s Kim Taek-yeon, called “Little Oh Seung-hwan,” also adds strength to the pitching staff.
Both Cho Dae-hyun and Jeon Mir, two other players in the pitching and hitting business, were included, while Lee Seung-min, the son of Samsung Lions senior coach Lee Byung-kyu, and Lee Sang-joon of Gyeonggi High School, who won the World Power Showcase, were also selected for the final entry.
A total of 12 countries will participate in the World Youth Baseball Championship. South Korea will play preliminary rounds against Taiwan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia and the Czech Republic in Group A.
The Korea Baseball Softball Association said, “The national team is aiming to recapture the top for the first time in 15 years since the 2008 Edmonton Games in Canada,” adding, “We will convene a team at the end of August to conduct domestic reinforcement training and maximize the team’s power.”