U18 Cheongdae vs. KIA 2nd Army, Clash at Champions Field… Director Shim Jae-hak, should we focus on Cho Dae-hyun?
The long-awaited youth national team is finally convened on August 21st.
And the youth national team will clash with the KIA Tigers 2nd Army on August 23 at 6:00 pm at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju. Practice games with the pro team 2 are very important. Maybe even more important than this competition. This is because it serves as a ‘follow-up’ to gauge how much this player can work in the professional world.
Up until now, the atmosphere has been decided to a certain extent between Hwang Jun-seo for the Hanwha Eagles and Kim Taek-yeon for the Doosan Bears. It is true that Jeon Mir of the Lotte Giants is the most advanced. Therefore, it is Yuk Seon-yeop and Cho Dae-hyeon that attracts the most attention.
These two are very important players who will decide the top tier game. First of all, Yuk Seon-yeop is evaluated as a player who has all the strengths as a pitcher.
It is evaluated that he has enough qualities to become a good pitcher, from his height of 190 cm, good breaking ball including a splitter, the highest speed of 150 km recorded in E-Mart Bae, and good instantaneous power and athletic ability.토토사이트
However, what is regrettable is that he was hit by a ball in the last blue dragon and has not been able to show his proper appearance since then. If he shows great pitching in this youth team, the game could be shaken again.
Above all, the player to pay attention to at the KIA Champions Field on this day is Cho Dae-hyun. Realistically, if it comes down to KIA, it is highly likely that it will be Cho Dae-hyun or Kim Hwi-gun.
And the current pace is that Kim Hwi-gun is slightly ahead of Jo Dae-hyun, which is the atmosphere of the scene. It is because Kim Hwi-gun proved his speed by recording a restraint close to 150 km in the last presidential boat.
Cho Dae-hyun was evaluated as a strong candidate for the 3rd pick until the ‘Shinsegae E-Mart Bae’. His four-seam, which hit from a high RBI, was impressive. There he was good even hitting.
He even hit Hwang Jun-seo’s 148 km and hit a double. However, he gradually began to lose his strength. Cho Dae-hyun was a beast in middle school and never pitched a full season in high school. Also, his body was very skinny. He couldn’t help but find it difficult to double as a pitcher. Gangneung High School is a strong team that competes in all competitions, and Jo Dae-hyun, who had to play the role of an ace without Yuk Chung-myeong, continued to lose his pitch.
In the end, around the time of the presidential boat, Cho Dae-hyun’s restraint fell to the early 140 km mark. In addition, he changes his arm swing and pitches well when there are no runners, but he also has a weakness that his pitches shake when there are runners. In addition, he is so skinny that his physical strength and stamina are disappointing compared to Jeon Mir, who is also a two-time hitter.
However, Cho Dae-hyun is a Won Seok-hyung player who has not yet been created. If he goes pro and puts on his strength, he is rated as a resource that can cover more than 155km.
In an interview with this magazine, Cho Dae-hyun said, “Gangneung High School is a team with a lot of training. Therefore, restraint is inevitable to a certain extent,” he said. Director Choi Jae-ho also said, “Dae-hyun is a pitcher who can increase his speed tremendously if he goes pro and builds his body in just one year. I wish I didn’t use it for a year and only made my body properly. He will see the birth of a great pitcher.” Complementing the slide step, which is relatively lacking, is also essential.
KIA has no choice. As there is no choice, it is relatively comfortable. It’s okay no matter who comes. Cho Dae-hyun is confident that the KIA training system can make him a pitcher who can throw more than 155 km.
This is because he has great physicality and his pitching form is not bad. There is also a case where Choi Ji-min, a senior at Gangneung High School, has grown well. Kim Hwi-gun is a right-handed fastball fireballer of a type that KIA does not have. If you look at the tip of his ball, it is evaluated that he is the best in high school. Here he is not a bad cutter either. However, in important games, jagged control is becoming a problem.
2023 youth team roster
This year is the first year of his tenure as KIA general manager Shim Jae-hak. The period is still too short for them to show their own color. One of the things GM Shim cares about the most is training and drafting. He has no choice but to pay more attention to this draft.
In the last Hanwha Eagles Cup, Jo Dae-hyun could not participate due to team circumstances. Indeed, how will leader Sim Jae-hak view Cho Dae-hyun this time?
It is expected that Shim Jae-hak and Kwon Yoon-min will stare at Cho Dae-hyun’s every move.