KT Wiz selected a total of 11 players in the 2024 KBO Rookie Draft held at the Westin Chosun Seoul Hotel on Thursday.
KT selected Busan High School pitcher Won Sang-hyun with the seventh pick in the first round. Won is a right-handed pitcher with a fastball that reaches a top speed of 150 km/h and a reliable changeup based on his excellent athleticism, and he is an immediate power pitcher with excellent game management skills such as aggressive pitching on the mound.
In the second round, the team selected Gangneung High pitcher Yook Cheong-myung, and in the third and fourth rounds, Sunlin Internet High pitcher Kim Min-sung and Donghwa University pitcher Choi Yoon-seo, respectively.
First-round pick Won Sang-hyun said, “I’m really happy to join the powerhouse KT,” adding, “I’ve been dreaming of being a starting pitcher since I saw KT’s Choi Min-joon, and I’m excited to have him as a teammate and senior. I will work hard to lead the future KT starting pitching staff together with Choi Min-joon.”스포츠토토
Second-round pick Yuk Cheong-myung said, “I’m happy to enter the professional stage, which I’ve been dreaming of.” “I’m proud to be a part of a strong KBO team and will be a player who can contribute to the team,” he said confidently.
“In accordance with the club’s mid- to long-term strategic roadmap, we worked hard to strengthen our depth by position,” said KT President Nado Hyun. “We recruited the players we wanted according to the strategy we set in advance, and we expect all players to become professional players with skills and character.”
From the fifth round, KT selected Shin Shin-joon (outfielder, Gyeongju), Park Jung-hyun (infielder, Gyeonggi Airlines), Park Tae-wan (infielder, Yushin), Lee Geun-hyuk (pitcher, Hanil Jangshin University), Lee Seung-hyun (catcher, Bukil), Kim Min-seok (catcher, Jemul), and Lee Seung-un (pitcher, Jangan).