I didn’t pick Kim Hye-seong, I skipped Roh Si-hwan and chose… 1st nomination prospects who fell into hell in an instant

The first nomination for newcomers in the KBO League, which was abolished last year, was occupied by the best talent prospects in each region. The first nomination prospect was also a subject of special management that each team cherished. However, only this year, two first-time prospects were released due to problems outside of baseball. Following Seo Jun-won (23), Lee Won-jun (25) fell into the abyss in an instant.체스카지노

SSG held its own disciplinary committee on the 12th and announced on the 13th that it had decided to withdraw Lee Won-joon, who had recently caused controversy for corporal punishment using a bat. SSG, which requested the KBO to disclose a waiver and ended its relationship with Lee Won-joon, decided to follow the results of the KBO Reward and Punishment Committee for the other two players who ordered them to act foolishly.

Lee Won-joon was at the center of the controversy over corporal punishment within the SSG Futures team that took place on the 6th at Ganghwa Futures Field. Infielder A took issue with the attitude of infielder B, a newcomer this year, and called in his juniors during lunch and instructed them to have a group meal. Pitcher C, who was angry at this, assaulted B by hitting him on the buttock with a bat. C was Lee Won-joon.

The SSG club said, “We determined that this incident was a serious issue that hindered the development of professional baseball, and decided to withdraw, which is the strongest sanction the club can take.” Cases in which special assault can be established as much as the tool was used. In a situation where double punishment by clubs was prohibited at the KBO level, the SSG club, which took into account the seriousness, decided to withdraw, which could be said to be the highest level of discipline.

In May 2020, when SSG was the predecessor of SK, there was controversy when senior players inflicted corporal punishment on Futures players who were younger than them for deviant behavior by drinking and driving without a license. At the time, SK announced that it would revise the team management rules so that players who caused social controversy could apply one strike out, and Lee Won-joon became the first case. He was a victim of corporal punishment three years ago, but this time he became the perpetrator.

190cm, 98kg right-handed pitcher Lee Won-joon was from Yatap High School and was nominated for the first time by SK in 2017. At the time, among SK’s primary candidates for nomination, Dongsan High School infielder Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom) was among them, but SK chose Lee Won-joon, who was the most promising pitcher in the region. While Kim Hye-seong won the Golden Glove twice, became the king of stolen bases, and grew up as a national representative, Lee Won-jun only had 3 losses and an average ERA of 11.72 without a win in 22 games (25⅓ innings) in the 1st team for 3 years from 2018 to 2020.

Although his growth was slow, he enlisted in Sangmu in 2021 and prepared a turning point. Last year, in 19 Futures League games (93 innings), 10 wins, 4 losses, and an average ERA of 3.97, he showed his potential by becoming the joint champion of the Southern League. He returned to SSG this year, and continued his good pace with 1 win in 3 Futures League games (13 innings) and an earned run average of 1.38. However, he lost his temper at one point and committed an assault, putting his career on the verge of ending at the age of 25.

There was a prospect for the first nomination that fell due to a problem outside of baseball just four months ago. This is sidearm pitcher Seo Jun-won, who was removed from Lotte on March 23rd. When he was charged without detention for violating the Act on the Protection of Children and Adolescents’ Sexual Exploitation (production and distribution of sexual exploitation, etc.), the Lotte club immediately opened a disciplinary committee and released him. According to the prosecution, Seo Jun-won was accused of producing sexual exploitation material after forcing a minor to take and send body pictures to a minor he met through an open chat on SNS in August of last year. During the investigation process, Seo Jun-won, who thoroughly kept this fact secret and pulled it off to the end, added to the guilt of deceiving the club.

Seo Jun-won was Lotte’s first designated pitcher in 2019. At the time, Lotte’s hometown was overflowing with promising players such as Kyungnam High School infielder Noh Si-hwan and Busan High School left-hander Lee Sang-young. However, Lotte could not ignore Kyungnam High School sidearm pitcher Seo Jun-won, who threw 150 km. At the time, it was a natural choice, and it was not a problem to worry about. He was such a special talent that he was selected for the youth national team from his sophomore year, and his down payment was 350 million won, the largest among rookies at the time.

However, the outcome of this choice was disastrous. Seo Jun-won did not live up to expectations with 15 wins, 23 losses, 5 holds, and an ERA of 5.56 in 123 games (318⅔ innings) for 4 years in the first team until last year. Even his self-care failed due to his bloated weight. Being overweight was a major flaw for a sidearm pitcher whose flexibility was important. He started losing weight ahead of this season and prepared hard, but was kicked out of the baseball game after an ugly sexual crime was revealed.

On the other hand, Roh Si-hwan, whose first nomination was frustrated due to his teammate Seo Jun-won, was nominated by Hanwha as the 2nd overall pick in the 2nd 1st round and steadily grew as the team’s central batsman. He was also selected for the national team. It is said that life is something that cannot be dared to predict, but no one would have known that it would diverge like this.

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