Chan-ho Park of ‘The Korean Express’ congratulated his nephew Yun-ha Kim on being selected in the first round of the rookie draft and gave ‘good tips’ for success in the professional world.
Jangchung High School right-handed pitcher Yunha Kim achieved his professional dream by being selected by the Kiwoom Heroes with the 9th overall pick in the first round in the 2024 KBO rookie draft held at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Sogong-dong, Seoul on the 14th.
Kiwoom scout team leader Lee Sang-won said, “Kim Yun-ha has a strong arm that can throw a ball in the mid to high 140km range, and her strikeout/walk ratio is really good. He explained the reason for his nomination, saying, “I chose him because of his ability to control pace and pace.”
The reason why this nomination became an issue is because Kim Yun-ha is the nephew of Park Chan-ho of ‘The Korean Express’. Inheriting the DNA of a career 124 wins in the major leagues, he showed off his stability in high school baseball this year with 3 wins, 1 loss, and an average ERA of 2.77 (12 earned runs in 39 ⅓ innings) in 13 games. At the 78th Blue Dragon National High School Baseball Championship last July, he helped the team advance to the semifinals with an ERA of 1.29 (2 earned runs in 14⅓ innings) in 3 games, 19 strikeouts, and a WHIP of 0.71.
Kim Yun-ha said at the Blue Dragon Cup competition, “I feel burdened by the story of being Park Chan-ho’s nephew, but I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing as I often appear in the media thanks to my uncle. “I think it’s a good opportunity to make my name more known,” he said. “I’ve been called Uncle Chan-ho’s nephew a lot so far, but I’m good at it, so it’s nice that there are people who see me for who I am.” He also expressed his bold ambition, saying, “I will work harder in the future and become a player who surpasses Uncle Chan-ho.”스포츠토토
Chan-ho Park congratulated his nephew on his professional career through his SNS on the 15th, the day after his draft. Chan-Ho Park said, “Congratulations. Kim Yun-ha’s niece. It seems like it hasn’t been long since he started out as a baseball player, but he has already grown up and become a professional baseball player. His mother followed along so enthusiastically and made it right. “Her mother’s strength.”
At the same time, “There is also a burden of clarity in the meaning of first round selection to a professional team. Kiwoom has a great coach, so I think my son, raised by his mother, will grow into an even better player. I hope that in the process of growth, example, effort, strength, responsibility, passion, and constant challenge will always be present. Kim Yun-ha, fighting!” he said, wishing success for his nephew, who became a professional player.
Chan-ho Park said, “But guys, an even bigger player will emerge in a few years. To expect. “That guy is someone’s younger brother,” he said, announcing the imminent birth of another major prospect.