NC Dinos selected 11 new players who will be responsible for the future.
NC selected 8 pitchers, 1 catcher, 2 infielders, and 1 outfielder in the 2024 KBO rookie draft held at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Sogong-dong, Seoul on the 14th, starting with Whimoon High School pitcher Hwi-geon Kim in the first round. After completing the draft, General Manager Lim Seon-nam was satisfied with the results of the draft, saying, “This year’s draft, like last year and before, we tried to select the best player among the remaining players in the order in which we were selected.”
NC selected players with an eye toward the future rather than the present. Players were selected with a focus on development potential. Depth by position was not taken into consideration. General Manager Lim Seon-nam said, “We wanted to nominate a player by prioritizing his or her potential rather than his or her current skills. In fact, we followed our principles rather than pulling a player or arranging positions just because there was a position we needed right now. We did not deviate too much from our expectations. “I am quite satisfied with the results,” he said. At the same time, he greeted the players, saying, “I congratulate and welcome all the players who have joined the NC Dinos family.”
NC was the first to nominate pitcher Kim Hwi-geon, who throws fastballs exceeding 150 km. Kim Hwi-geon, who has a sturdy physique of 191cm tall and 105kg in weight, is evaluated to have the ability to excel in the pros due to his pitching ability.
Min Dong-geun, head of the scout team, said, “Kim Hwi-geon is a special starting pitcher with excellent pitch value based on his excellent physical strength and explosive pitch. I was confident that he was a special fastball starting pitcher in line with the recent KBO league trend. He also paid attention to the fact that he has the highest potential for the highest score. “I decided to nominate him,” he said, explaining the reason for selecting Kim Hwi-geon.
General Manager Lim Seon-nam also said, “He is a special starting resource with excellent physical condition, athletic ability, and explosive pitch. I think he is a player with infinite potential. I am confident that I will be able to turn that potential and possibility into reality through the club’s training system, so I will not hesitate. “I nominated him without any hesitation. I think we will be able to show Kim Hwi-gun standing on the mound at Changwon NC Park and throwing in the not-too-distant future. The club will do our best to make that day come as soon as possible,” he said, promising generous support so that Kim Hwi-gun can succeed as a professional. .
Kim Hwigeon said, “I am happy that the club nominated me. I want to become a player who does his best for the team. In the future, I will make sure that my name comes up when the NC Dinos team comes up. I will help the team win the Korean Series. “I want to become a helpful player,” he said, expressing his aspirations.
He continued, “My biggest strength is using my physical strength on the mound to throw fastballs. I also think I have a good sense of breaking balls, so I throw a variety of pitches on the mound. My role models are all the seniors at NC. I quickly joined the team and worked with the seniors on the team. “I want to absorb the strengths while living,” he said. “I was born in Changwon and started playing baseball in Changwon at the age of 7. I will support my hometown team with my right arm. In the distant future, I will become a player representing the NC club and give NC fans “I will become a player who can make you proud,” he added.
Regarding Im Sang-hyeon, who was selected in the second round, team leader Min Dong-geun said, “He is an all-weather resource with excellent durability and completeness. He knows how to run a stable game without ups and downs, and has the ability to use a variety of breaking balls. I nominated him with the expectation that he will become a powerful resource in a short period of time in the future. “He stated the reason for his nomination.
In the 3rd round, Kim Min-gyun, team leader Min Dong-geun, said, “This year, the left-handed pitcher depth was weak. We highly valued Kim Min-gyun’s excellent physical condition and flexibility. We thought he had the potential to grow into the team’s left-handed starting pitcher through the future training system. “I decided to nominate him in the hope that he will grow into a key starting pitcher in the future,” he said.안전놀이터
Im Sang-hyeon, who joined NC, said, “I feel honored to be able to come to a prestigious club called NC and I want to become a player that is essential to the team. My goal is to become a starting pitcher in the first team through the club’s systematic training and games.” He expressed his ambition.
Min-gyun Kim said, “I was very surprised to be nominated earlier than expected. I am very grateful to the club for appointing me in a higher order. My goal is to prepare myself for 2-3 years and become a helpful starting pitcher for the team within 4 years. C. Koo Chang-mo, a fellow left-handed pitcher, is my role model. I also have a quick arm swing, so I looked up a lot of Koo Chang-mo’s pitching videos and studied a lot. I ask for a lot of support from the fans,” he said, expressing his thoughts on joining the team.