Incheon High School right-handed pitcher Kim Taek-yeon has been named the 2023 winner of the Daesoon High School Choi Dong-won Award, which recognizes the best pitcher in Korean high school baseball. The Choi Dong-won Memorial Foundation, which organizes the award, announced on Wednesday that Kim has been selected as this year’s recipient. Kim beat out competition from Jeon Mir (Gyeongbuk High School), Cho Dae-hyun (Gangneung High School), Park Gun-woo (Chungam High School), and Chung Hee-soo (Cheonan CS) to be honored as the best pitcher in high school baseball this year.
The Choi Dong-won Memorial Foundation narrowed down the nominees based on five categories: (1) 15 or more games pitched, (2) 50 or more innings pitched, (3) four or more wins, (4) an ERA of 2.60 or less, and (5) 55 or more strikeouts. “We sent the list of five finalists to the Korea Baseball Organization’s scouting council,” said Kang Jin-soo, secretary general of the memorial project, “and Kim received an overwhelming majority of votes from the scouts of the 10 clubs in the council.” Kim, a six-time winner of the High School Choi Dong-won Award, pitched in 13 games in the high school baseball weekend league and national tournament this year, throwing 64⅓ innings, going 7-1 with a 1.13 ERA and striking out 97 batters.
Most notably, he gave up just 10 hits, combining nine walks and one hit-by-pitch. With an excellent delivery and a fastball that can reach up to 152 kilometers per hour, he is also praised for his ability to manage games and has a good personality and training attitude .Kim made a name for himself at the U-18 Baseball World Cup in Taiwan in September, where he pitched five consecutive days on the mound and helped South Korea win a valuable bronze medal .Kim was drafted by the Doosan Bears with the second overall pick in last month’s professional baseball draft, behind Jang Chung-go left-handed pitcher Hwang Jun-seo, who wore the Hanwha Eagles’ uniform.
“It’s a moment that every high school baseball player dreams of at least once,” he said through the Choi Dong-won Memorial Foundation. “When I was in first grade, my senior (Yoon) Tae-hyun saw his brother receive the award and thought it was really cool. From then on, I decided, ‘I will definitely win the award in the remaining two years of high school,’ so the award is even more valuable and meaningful now.””I know what kind of person Choi Dong-won is. Although I didn’t get to see him play baseball in person, I’ve seen him play a lot through videos and media, and I’ve been impressed by his legendary qualities, such as setting records that can’t be broken anymore and his dedication to his team.” “I’m honored to receive this award with his name on it, but I also feel a sense of responsibility. The prize money for the Daesoon High School Choi Dong-won Award, sponsored by Busan’s representative company Daesoon Shuzo, is 10 million won, which will be divided into 5 million won for Kim Taek-yeon and 5 million won for the Incheon High School Baseball Club. The 6th Daesoon High School Choi Dong-won Award Ceremony will be held at 2:40 p.m. on May 17 at the Busan Bank Headquarters in Munhyeon-dong, Busan, along with the 10th BNK Busan Bank Choi Dong-won Award Ceremony, 카지노사이트 which recognizes the best pitcher in professional baseball.