“I will sacrifice my right arm for the NC Dinos.” Kim Hwi-geon of Whimoon High School, who was ranked 5th overall in the rookie draft and wore the NC Dinos uniform, showed off his brilliant eloquence even before joining the team, making general manager Lim Seon-nam happy.
The 2024 KBO rookie draft was held at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Sogong-dong, Seoul on the 14th. NC General Manager Lim Seon-nam, who had the 5th overall pick,스포츠토토 nominated fireballer Kim Hwi-geon of Whimoon High School.
Hwigeon Kim is a right-handed pitcher with a fastball with a maximum speed of 153 km, a heavy pitch and soft pitching form, excellent physical condition, and infinite potential. Kim Hwi-geon, who is 191cm and 105km tall and has a solid physique that stands out among the players who participated in the rookie draft, ended up in the arms of NC Dinos.
The draft scene erupted in laughter at the comment prepared by a boy with a young face who came on stage. Kim Hwi-gun showed off his brilliant eloquence after saying, “I will support my right arm for NC.” In the commemorative photo taken after the draft event, Kim Hwigeon made his friends smile with his quirky charm. NC Kim Hwi-geon naturally approached the center and sat proudly in the empty center seat between Hanwha Hwang Jun-seo and Doosan Kim Taek-yeon.
In fact, this was the seat of President Heo Heo-yeon. When the embarrassed host said, “This is President Kim Hwigeon’s seat,” Kim Hwigeon got up in shock. The friends around him burst into laughter at the unusual behavior of Kim Hwi-geon, who was full of personality.
During the rookie draft, general manager Lim Seon-nam personally dressed Kim Hwi-gun in an NC Dinos uniform with ’24 Kim Hwi-gun’ engraved on it. On this day, the NC scout team wore the NC Dinos’ unique draft striped uniform with the intention of sharing the players’ mindset at the moment of their first nomination.
Regarding the reason for the nomination, Director Lim said, “As you can see, Kim Hwi-gun is a special starting resource with excellent physical condition, athleticism, and explosive pitch. I think he is a player with infinite potential. Through the club’s training system, he can turn his potential into reality. “I was confident that there was one, so I nominated him without hesitation. I think that in the near future, I will be able to show fans Kim Hwi-gun standing on the mound at Changwon NC Park and throwing the ball powerfully. The club will do its best,” he said, before returning to his seat. .
As Kim Hwi-geon, who was handed the microphone, showed off his brilliant wit, baseball officials at the scene smiled happily at his confident rookie appearance.
Kim Hwi-gun began by saying, “I have prepared a comment, can I tell you about it?” and said, “Hello, I am Kim Hwi-gun, a pitcher for the 116th class at Whimoon High School. I would like to say thank you to the NC team officials who selected me as the first player. The Chairman of Whimoon High School, who guided me until I was in this position, “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the principal, director, and coach. I would also like to say thank you to my parents who worked the hardest. I was able to get to this point because they always believed in me and supported me. I love you, mom and dad,” he said of his preparation.
Kim Hwigeon took a deep breath as if he was trembling and continued his prepared speech. “Lastly, I was born in Changwon, started playing baseball in Changwon, and dreamed of becoming a baseball player while watching NC Dinos when I was young. In the end, I came back to NC, so I will return the love NC Dinos gave me 1,000 times. “I will sacrifice my right arm for NC Dinos,” he expressed his bold ambition.
Director Lim Seon-nam and the scout team looked pleased at the rookie’s unexpected and brilliant eloquence.
When the host asked Kim Hwi-gun, who left a strong first impression on fans, how long he had been preparing, he smiled brightly and said, “Actually, I prepared diligently a day or two ago, but it’s unfortunate that I didn’t do as well as I had prepared, but I’m glad I did well.”
When asked what he wanted to do most, he said, “I didn’t sleep well last night, but I want to eat a lot of delicious food and sleep well.”
Lastly, when asked who he would most like to meet among the seniors in NC, he said, “There are so many great seniors that I don’t think I can choose just one. I want to become a player who can be called a role model when asked about my role model in the distant future.” He showed off his unusual and brilliant eloquence until the end.