# Jang Chung-go left-handed pitcher Hwang Jun-seo to Hanwha with the 1st overall pick in the 2024 KBO Draft Incheon right-hander Kim Taekyeon to Doosan with the No. 2 overall pick Hwang Jun-seo (right) is pictured with senior Yoon Young-chul at last year's Baseball World Cup. Jang Chung-go left-handed pitcher Hwang Jun-seo has earned the honor of being the first overall pick in the 2024 KBO Rookie Draft. The Hanwha Eagles used the No. 1 overall pick on Hwang Jun-seo in the 2023 KBO Rookie Draft held at the Westin Chosun Seoul in Jung-gu, Seoul, [토토사이트](https://conifer.rhizome.org/sportstotomen/can-you-guess-who-this-xx-is-a-young-xx-without-a-head-of-hair-oh-jae-won-yang-chang-seop-indiscriminate-insults) on Thursday. A total of 1,083 players applied for the draft, including 782 high school graduates, 296 college graduates (including 41 early draft picks), and five other players from overseas amateurs and professionals. Hwang Jun-seo, who had been considered the "No. 1 overall pick" since Jang Hyun-seok (Masan Yongmago) signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball, took the honor of the KBO's top prospect. Hwang is the type of pitcher who cooks hitters with a variety of pitches and precise delivery, going 6-2 with a 2.16 ERA in 15 high school games this year, [스포츠토토](https://www.sportstotomen.com/category/%ec%8a%a4%ed%8f%ac%ec%b8%a0%ed%86%a0%ed%86%a0/) striking out 58 batters in 49⅔ innings pitched. He throws a fastball that tops out at over 150 kilometers per hour and is expected to be the "next Kim Kwang-hyun. Hanwha general manager Son Hyuk said, "Our scouts have been recommending Hwang Jun-seo all year. Hwang Jun-seo is the pitcher everyone wants. He is a pitcher that everyone wants in the future." The Westin Chosun Seoul hosts the 2024 KBO Rookie Draft The first-round picks for the 2024 rookie draft are Hanwha-Dusan Bears-Lotte Giants-Samsung Lions-NC Dinos-KIA Tigers-KT Wiz-LG Twins-Kiwoom Heroes-SSG Landers, in reverse order of team standings from the 2022 season. Of these, LG's eighth overall pick in the first round will be acquired by Kiwoom via trade. Kiwoom will also acquire the 16th overall pick in the second round, which belongs to KIA, and the 24th overall pick in the third round, which belongs to Samsung, in a trade, giving [Kiwoom](http://www.google.hr/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fsportstotomen.com%2F) six of the top 30 picks in the draft. Ten clubs will have picks in the first through 11th rounds, with a maximum of 110 players suiting up in this draft. Doosan, which holds the second overall pick, selected right-handed pitcher Kim Taek-yeon from Incheon High School. Kim went 7-1 with a 1.13 ERA in 13 high school baseball games this year and pitched five consecutive games at the Under-18 Baseball World Cup, which concluded last week, [스포츠토토맨](https://www.sportstotomen.com) helping Korea win the bronze medal. ![](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/S1epufVJp.jpg)