One of the more exciting signings of late has been the Dodgers inking Korean pitching prospect Hyun-Suk Jang to a contract. After reports swirled for weeks, the sides came to an agreement.
He was recently introduced as a member of the Dodgers and spoke about his outlook for the future.
“I want to follow the footsteps steps (of Chan-ho Park and Hyun-jin Ryu) and become a starting pitcher for the Dodgers.”
The 19-year-old prospect has a ton of upside and already throws 97 mph. He has a mix of pitches that include a fastball, sweeper, curveball, changeup and slider.
While fans won’t see him on the big league level for a while likely, the Dodgers are hoping that he can be the next big-time international pitcher in the game. He has the stuff to succeed but now needs to go out and execute it.
He was supposed to be the top pick in the KBO Draft but rather decided to take his talent to the United States. Landing with the Dodgers was the cherry on top because of their history of adding international players to the organization.
You can watch a clip from his introductory press conference below!
Jang follows in the footsteps of some famous other Korean pitchers who have suited up for LA. This surely is an insane moment for him, and the Dodgers are glad to have him.
This is a super electrifying time for all parties involved, and we can’t wait to see what Jang can do. Watching him grow as a player will be fun, and we hope to see him on the mound at Dodger Stadium sooner rather than later!
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