Last Monday, the Korea Baseball Organization held its annual draft. The 1st overall pick in KBO draft is Kim Jin-wook. He’s a left-handed pitcher who is a senior from Gangneung High School. Due to the social distancing policies, the KBO held the draft online.
The South Korean baseball league had a room in a hotel in Seoul. Also, they connected the room to the front offices of the ten KBO teams via the internet. The Lotte Giants got the first pick in the KBO draft.
The Giants pick Kim, who helped his school win the National High School Baseball Tournament title. It was the school’s first national title. Also, Kim was both the Best Pitcher and MVP of the tournament.
1st Overall Pick in KBO Draft
In June, Kim led the school to a second-place finish at the Golden Lion National High School Baseball Tournament. He pitched 7 1/3 innings. Also, he struck out eleven batters. In 2020, Kim had an ERA of 1.70. Also, he had a record of 4-1 in ten appearances with 36 2/3 innings. According to baseball betting reports, he struck out 55 and walked 8 in the year.
In 2019, he was 11-1 with an ERA of 1.58 in 21 appearances. According to baseball betting pick experts, he had 132 strikeouts and 18 walks in a total of 91 innings. Also, he won the Choi Dong-won, which is an award for the best pitchers in the pro and amateur ranks. He was the winner of the high school category.
Baseball betting strategies experts said that Kim is a complete pitcher. Also, the Giants think that he will be a valuable part of the starting rotation or the bullpen. Kim doesn’t have a high-velocity fastball. However, the team said that he can improve his speed through training.