Shim Jun-seok, who is about to sign for Pittsburgh, leaves for the United States and takes on a full-fledged challenge to the major league stage.
Reporter Cho Seong-heum met Shim Jun-seok, who is armed with the confidence to become a big leaguer.
Shim Jun-seok agreed to a contract with Pittsburgh in the US Major League Baseball.
Although Shim Jun-seok boasts a confident physique with a height of 194 cm, it is the first time to leave his house and head to the far-away United States, so it is inevitable to be nervous.
<Shim Joon-seok / Pittsburgh Pitcher> “I made up my mind to go, but when I arrived at the airport, I was both excited and nervous.”
Shim Joon-seok, who throws the ball at a top speed of 160 km/h, is evaluated as the fastest-growing pitcher among the team’s prospects.
As he received rave reviews saying he reminded him of Park Chan-ho as a child and having ‘God’s talent’, his expectations are growing.
It is known that the down payment that Shim Jun-seok will receive when he joins Pittsburgh is about 920 million won.
It is a disappointing amount compared to Kim Byung-hun’s 2.7 billion won, the highest amount ever signed by a Korean amateur player, but Shim Jun-seok does not care.
<Shim Jun-seok / Pittsburgh Pitcher> “People may think it’s a small amount, but I don’t think it’s important. Money is something you just have to work hard and raise…”
Shim Jun-seok is full of confidence ahead of the signing ceremony to be held at Pittsburgh’s home stadium PNC Park on the 26th. 먹튀검증
If he shows his strengths, he believes he can start his pro career in a league above the bottom Rookie League.
Shim Jun-seok, who left without setting a date for his return, left a promise that he would definitely step on the stage of his dreams.
<Shim Joon-seok / Pittsburgh Pitcher> “I’m not going to the U.S. because of one dream, but I’m taking on the challenge because I’m confident to do well and rise up, so I hope you’ll look at me with a warm heart rather than a stinging gaze,”