Shim Jun-seok (19), a fastball pitcher who signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates of the American professional baseball league, expressed his strong feelings about leaving the country, saying that he would move forward regardless of the amount of the contract.
Shim Jun-seok met with reporters at the departure hall of Incheon International Airport on the 24th before leaving for the United States and said, “I am satisfied with the amount of the down payment. It may be a small amount to others, but it is not important to me.”
He also said, “I just have to go up and collect the money (in the major leagues),” and promised, “I will succeed without worrying about the down payment.”
Right-handed pitcher Shim Jun-seok is the nation’s most promising player who dominated the high school stage since his sophomore year at Deoksu High School.
He received high praise, ranking 10th on MLB.com’s International Amateur Prospects list, and recently signed with Pittsburgh amid great interest.
The club and Shim Jun-seok did not disclose the size of the contract, but local media reported that Shim Jun-seok signed a contract with a contract of 750,000 dollars 스포츠토토.
This amount is less than expected.
However, Shim Jun-seok said, “I didn’t think big about the size of the contract,” and “even after the contract was announced, he prepared for his first season by doing the same training, such as weight training.”
Regarding the reason he decided to sign with Pittsburgh, he said, “The club informed me of a specific growth plan and training system.”
Shim Jun-seok starts training immediately after attending the initiation ceremony held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 26th local time.
Shim Jun-seok said, “I haven’t been informed of the schedule after the initiation ceremony, but I think I’ll probably join the (minor league) team training.” I will,” he promised.
He expressed his determination, saying that he thoroughly prepared for local adaptation.
Shim Jun-seok said, “I studied English hard and did a lot of image training in my head.”
Then, when he was told, “You have to fight a lonely battle in the minor leagues,” he said, “I know it well.” . I will definitely step on the big leagues.