Boras To Represent 17-Year-Old Korean

Agent Scott Boras will represent 17-year-old Korean pitcher Sung-hyuk Han, according to Whan-woo Yi of the Korea Times. The high school senior is set to graduate early next year, at which point his father has authorized Boras to enter discussions with big league teams.

The Korea Times labels Han a top local prospect and notes that he throws a 93 mph fastball. Several MLB teams have been keeping tabs on the righty, according to the pitcher's father. Check out our list of Scott Boras clients here.


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16 Comments on "Boras To Represent 17-Year-Old Korean"


BravesRed
5 years 3 months ago

When I was 17-years-old, I could throw 94 MPH, but I didn’t get big bucks, what makes this kid any better than me? I wonder if I pursued a career in baseball and had Boras as a agent, if I could make big bucks.

04Forever
5 years 3 months ago

maybe thats where you screwed up, not hiring boras

grant77
5 years 3 months ago

and I could have been king of England, but I turned it down.

BravesRed
5 years 3 months ago

They offered me the job before you, but I turned them down, hence why they went to you.

johnsilver
5 years 3 months ago

1st thing that family should put Boras to doing is negotiating the kid out of his 2 year (think it is) mandatory commitment all males must serve in the South Korean military, then will see how good that Snake Boras is….

crunchy1
5 years 3 months ago

The Cubs will probably make a run at this kid. They have a strong presence in Korea and have not been adverse to negotiating with Boras in the past.

5 years 3 months ago

cubs sign with Hans teammate jin-young kim. ppl say han n kim r in top 5 high school sp~ but im not sure they r good enoughfor the cubs~ i think han’s father(was volleyball star in korea) did good job for his son~

5 years 3 months ago

cubs sign with Hans teammate jin-young kim. ppl say han n kim r in top 5 high school sp~ but im not sure they r good enoughfor the cubs~ i think han’s father(was volleyball star in korea) did good job for his son~

ZeroZeroZero
5 years 3 months ago

A team would be silly to put big money and long years on any Asian pitcher at this point. The only difference with this kid is that he would spend his entire professional career in the US so maybe he would learn what he needs to know to be successful. I think after Matsuzaka being barely mediocre the days of buying the Asian pitching star from their current team might be behind us. None of them have been very successful outside of a year or so.

jwredsox
5 years 3 months ago

I disagree, there will always be a market for young talent. How many top 10 draft picks have been busts? Yet how much do teams still spend on these unproven talents?

jwredsox
5 years 3 months ago

Btw I posted that knowing this kid won’t get anything near what Dice K did. See Junichi Tazawa’s contract as a benchmark

ZeroZeroZero
5 years 3 months ago

A team would be silly to put big money and long years on any Asian pitcher at this point. The only difference with this kid is that he would spend his entire professional career in the US so maybe he would learn what he needs to know to be successful. I think after Matsuzaka being barely mediocre the days of buying the Asian pitching star from their current team might be behind us. None of them have been very successful outside of a year or so.

jwredsox
5 years 3 months ago

I wonder what outrageous comparison Boras will make. If he has a good change up I bet this kid will be the next Johan Santana or Felix Hernandez

BravesRed
5 years 3 months ago

And injuries ruin peoples’ lives, like mine.

iains
5 years 3 months ago

As an international free agent he is not eligible for the draft.

iains
5 years 3 months ago

As an international free agent he is not eligible for the draft.