‘156 kilometers per hour’ Jang Hyun-seok signs with the Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers run out of money to sign international prospects
Aggressively acquired by trading two prospects
Signed with 1.18 billion won in contracts

Masan Yongmago right-handed pitcher Jang Hyun-seok (19-photo) signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB) on Sept. 9. The contract is worth $900,000 (approximately 1.18 billion won).

An official from Ricoh Sports Agency, 토토 which represented the contract, said, “After Jang Hyun-seok declared his MLB challenge on the 1st, about 10 teams showed interest.” “Some teams offered more money than the Dodgers, but we moved Jang’s heart by explaining the club’s pitcher development process.”

The Dodgers had nearly used up their international signing bonus (approximately $4.14 million) this year, 안전놀이터 but were able to use their international signing bonus allotment to send two minor league right-handed pitching prospects to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Jang. Jang said, “I am honored to join the Dodgers. I will work hard and become a better player,” said Jang.

At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, Jang throws a fastball that reaches speeds of up to 90 miles per hour and has an elite arsenal of pitches, including a slider, sweeper, curveball, and changeup. In high school baseball, he struck out 102 batters in 68 and one-third innings (13.4 per nine innings) 스포츠토토 and was the only amateur to be named to the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball roster.

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