Incheon’s Kim Taek-yeon, the fastest rising right-hander, surpasses Ko Woo-seok
“I felt like I was watching Ko Woo-seok (LG) on the mound.”
At Mokdong Stadium, where the final game of the President’s Cup quarterfinals was played on April 9, a large crowd gathered to watch Incheon High ace Kim Taek-yeon (18). Not only scouting teams, but also alumni who intentionally took time off work to cheer on their juniors. Kim repaid the faith of his fans and seniors with a 75-pitch, seven-strikeout performance to lead the team to the quarterfinals. Those who saw him pitch had one thing in common: “It’s amazing. It gives me goosebumps,” and compared his current pitching to that of Ko Woo-seok.
Kim’s pitching is always the same. He’s gutsy, and he’s not intimidated by anything he throws. We’ve already seen a glimpse of his guts at the High School vs. College All-Star Game on June 6. Kim was the last pitcher for the high school all-stars, and he threw the fastest fastball (150 kilometers on the scoreboard) for both teams, stranding runners on first and second base to send the game into extra innings. Even back then, his pitching left jaws dropping.온라인카지노
“It’s like watching Go Woo-seok from Chungam High School,” said one of the people who watched Kim pitch. Go Woo-seok was very good with his fastball, and Kim Taek-yeon is the same. If he pitched in the pros right now, I think he would be able to last one inning.” He also gave him a high rating.
So when they saw him pitch, they all said, “I can see why he’s so good, so good. Although Jang Hyun-seok (LA Dodgers) is leaving for the U.S., I don’t regret it at all. We have Kim Taek-yeon!” and praised him for being a sure bet for Doosan.
It’s good to see him performing so well now that he’s already on the youth national team roster. With the World Youth Championships coming up next month, Kim could be used anywhere from starting, finishing, or in between depending on the team’s needs. The expectation is for her to be the same as Kim Seo-hyun (Hanwha) was last year when she was the national team’s ace. And he’s more than capable of delivering.
Incheon High is aiming to win the President’s Cup, and at the center of it all is Kim Taek-yeon, the ‘national ace’.