There is a prospect that Jang Hyun-seok (19, LA Dodgers) will step on the big league mound in 2027.
The MLB Pipeline updated the prospect rankings of 30 major league clubs on the 17th (hereinafter Korean time). Jang Hyun-seok, who has yet to debut in the minor leagues, was ranked 22nd on the Dodgers prospect list. He ranks eighth among Dodgers right-handed pitchers.
Jang Hyun-suk signs a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a down payment of $900,000. From 2024, he will start competing for survival in the minor leagues in earnest. The MLB Pipeline predicted that Jang Hyun-seok would enter the major leagues in 2027. In a situation where the timing of minor league prospects entering the major leagues has recently accelerated, three years in the minor leagues is not very long.
The MLB Pipeline gave Jang Hyun-seok 60 points for his fastball, curveball and slider, 50 points for his changeup and control, and 45 points overall. “Jang Hyun-seok has three plus pitches. He has a four-seam fastball that runs from 93-95 mph to 97 mph, and he may have better speed.”
Also, the MLB Pipeline has a “strong slider from 84 to 87 mph and a curveball from 76 to 82 mph, with plenty of depth to convert, with a progressive feel to the spin.” His 82-86 mph changeup lags behind other structures, but it can develop and become an average pitch.”
Overall it was well received. MLB Pipeline said, “His delivery will take some effort, but his arm works well. No problem finding the strike zone. He could be in the middle of the starting rotation, maybe even higher.”
In other words, Jang Hyun-seok can enter the Dodgers starting lineup in 2027 and take on more than three starts. It’s rated very well at this point. If that happens, he can become a Korean major leaguer who takes his place in the Dodgers following Park Chan-ho and Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays).안전놀이터
In the end, Jang Hyun-seok must prove himself by breaking through the hell gate of competition. It is also of interest in which minor league class he will start next year. Dodgers fan nations also predicted that he would start at the same high single-A Great Lakes Runes as Choi Hyun-il.