The Samsung Lions announced on Thursday that they have completed the signing of 10 rookies for the 2024 rookie class, including first-rounder Yuk Sun-yup (Jang Chung-go).
The Samsung Lions signed Yuk Sun-yup (Jang Chung-go), the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2024 Rookie Draft, for a contract worth 250 million won.
Yuk Sun-yeop is a prospect with excellent physical condition at 1.90 meters and 90 kilograms, with the ability to throw fastballs and changeups. He is expected to be a part of the starting lineup in the future.
Even with the best hardware, he has a soft pitching form with good flexibility. His fastball tops out at 151 mph with room to get even faster. He also has a complete arsenal of pitches, including curveballs and splitters. He has the ability to go the distance and is expected to develop into a big league starter. He is compared to Lee Ho-sung (2023 first-round pick, 8th overall, 1m84, 87kg), who is a year older and was considered a complete rookie. Lee is more physically fit and has a faster ball, so he is expected to grow into a one-two punch in the future.
Initially, Samsung was looking at Kyungpook National University’s Jeon Mir and Jang Chung-go’s Yuk Sun-yeop. With third-ranked Lotte selecting Jeon Mir, it naturally made sense to select Yuk in the first round. 토토사이트
“He is a player with a fierce passion for baseball,” said Samsung general manager Hong Jun-hak at the time of the selection, “and I hope he can establish himself as a starting pitcher in three years.”
The team also signed second-rounder Park Jun-yong (Suseong University) for 150 million won and fourth-rounder Jung Min-sung (Gunsan Sangil-Go) for 80 million won.
The 2024 rookies will have a “Rookie Day” before the game against Hanwha at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu to meet the team and greet fans.