Park Hyo-joon (27), who reigned as a genius shortstop during his days at Yatap High School, continues the harsh winter.
Park Hyo-joon was put on standby three times this season. However, he was not invited to the spring camp of his big league team, the Atlanta Braves.
At the Atlanta spring camp, a total of 66 people, including 40 players included in the big league roster and 26 invited players, gather and train. The fact that he failed to make it into the major league’s 40 players, that is, the 26 players who are subject to competition other than his strength, means that Atalanta has no will to call up Park Hyo-joon this season. Because it takes away the opportunity to compete.
In other words, it is in line with the meaning that there is no possibility to see Kim Ha-seong on the MLB stage this season if he does not prepare an opportunity for a reversal in any form.
Park Hyo-joon was a highly regarded player during his days at Yatap High School. He boasted high potential enough to push out Kim Ha-seong, who was one year his senior, and take over as the main shortstop. Park Hyo-joon’s three-year high school league record was 65 hits in 181 at-bats, a batting average of 3.59, 5 homers, 49 RBIs, 52 runs scored, 34 stolen bases, 47 walks, and 22 strikeouts in 59 appearances. Park Hyo-joon’s talent made the United States fall in love. He signed a contract of 1.16 million dollars and wore the most prestigious New York Yankees uniform 토토사이트. This is the second largest amount of contract money for a direct fielder in the United States, following Bae Ji-hwan’s $1.25 million.
Since Park Hyo-jun and Bae Ji-hwan, no player has been able to break the $1 million mark. Shim Jun-seok, who is said to be the best talent of all time, is also expected to earn about $750,000 according to local media reports.
Park Hyo-joon succeeded in being promoted to the MLB in 2021, and appeared in 23 big league games for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2022, posting a batting average of 0.216, 3 homers, and 14 RBIs, and seemed to settle down in the MLB. However, he was released after the 2022 season and was traded to the Boston Red Sox. He was subsequently released from Boston and relocated to Atlanta. Park Hyo-joon is waiting for the season after signing a minor league contract with Atlanta as no team announced his intention to recruit him after being released from Atlanta again.
Park Hyo-joon will play for the Gwinnett Stripers, a minor league triple-A club affiliated with Atlanta, this season.