Jun-seok Shim, 19, is ranked as the No. 20 prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
MLB.com released its top 100 prospects across Major League Baseball (MLB) on Monday (Nov. 11). Along with the list, the site also revealed the top 1-30 prospects for each team.
Shim moved to the United States last year after signing a $750,000 (KRW 1 billion) contract with Pittsburgh. Promoted to the Rookie League in June, Shim went seven innings in three appearances, allowing three runs on three hits (one home run) with two walks. He struck out 12.
MLB.com projected his big league call-up to 2025.
“His fastball sits in the 94-96 mph (151-154 km/h) range. It can touch 100 mph at times. He is reminiscent of Gerrit Cole (New York Yankees) when he played in Pittsburgh.” In the scouting report (out of 80), his fastball scored the highest at 60. His curve was rated 50, slider 45, changeup 45, and breaking ball 45.
MLB.com wrote, “He has a good curve that drops from 12 to 6 and is developing a sharper slider. His changeup could be his fourth pitch.” “He has excellent command of the strike zone. His arm action is concise and he has good athleticism on the mound. It will be interesting to see what he can do in the future.” 먹튀검증
Outfielder Cho Won-bin, 19, who signed with the St. Louis Cardinals for $500,000 early last year and is in his second year in the United States, was ranked 13th on the prospect list. Currently playing in Single-A, he is batting .270 with a .386 on-base percentage and .383 slugging percentage in 88 games. Five home runs and 39 RBIs.
Scouting reports grade Cho Won-Bin as a 50 hitter, 55 power, 50 on-base, 45 defense, and 50 throwing. He is projected to be called up to the big leagues in 2026.