“It was a weekend and we had time, but we wanted to watch a Doosan game, and we thought it would be more fun with LG.”
Kim Taek-yeon (18, Incheon High School) and Yeo Dong-gun (18, Seoul High School), who are about to join the Doosan Bears, visited Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 30th. It was the Chuseok holiday, and the two friends decided to meet up with each other to watch the Jamsil rivalry between Doosan and LG Twins. On that day, the 23,750 seats at Jamsil Baseball Stadium were sold out. It was enough to ignite the hearts of the two rookies.
Doosan selected Kim Taek-yeon and Yeo Dong-gun in the first and second rounds, respectively, of the 2024 KBO First-Year Player Draft on April 14. Kim was classified as a big name prospect, along with right-hander Jang Hyun-seok (18, Masan Yongmago), who joined the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball, and left-hander Hwang Jun-seo (18, Jang Chung-go), who was selected first overall by the Hanwha Eagles. Doosan decided early on to select Kim in the first round and watched him closely in high school baseball.
A Doosan scout said, “His delivery is very good. He has power at the end of the ball and excellent vertical and horizontal movement. His fastball has a surging feel to it. In terms of ball movement, he’s better than Jang Hyun-seok.” Doosan sees Kim as its next closer and is preparing to develop him.
Yeo Dong-geon is small in stature at 173 centimeters tall and 80 kilograms, but her baseball talent has allowed her to fulfill her dream of being drafted at the top of the draft. A Doosan scout said, “Shortstop Yeo has the qualities of a five-tool player. She is fast, has good shoulders, and her batting accuracy is outstanding,” and praised her potential for growth.
Kim Taek-yeon and Yeo Dong-gun got to know each other while playing together for the Korean Youth National Team this year, and they decided to visit Jamsil Baseball Stadium together.
“I wanted to watch a Doosan game, and I thought it would be more fun to do it with LG,” says Kim. (I’ve been watching Doosan games ever since I was nominated. The ballpark 메이저사이트 is big and the cheering is fun. I thought about what it would be like to play here, and I can’t wait to throw on the mound in Jamsil as soon as possible,” he smiled.
“When I watched the game while cheering, I wanted to do batting practice. My family has been Bears fans since my OB days, so I couldn’t help but be a Doosan fan, but after I was drafted, they said, ‘You were destined to go to Doosan anyway,'” she said, revealing that she was born ‘Durin’.
Kim looks up to Doosan domestic ace Kwak Bin (24) as a role model. Kwak Bin has established himself as Doosan’s domestic ace with 11 wins this year, and he has now been named to the national team for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, where he is hoping to win his fourth consecutive gold medal.