Former Chicago Cubs prospect selected 1st overall in S. Korean draft

September 10, 2018

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) — Former Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Rhee Dae-eun was selected first overall in the annual South Korean pro baseball draft on Monday.

The KT Wiz picked the 29-year-old right-hander with their top pick in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) draft in Seoul.

Those who finished high school in South Korea and played for foreign professional clubs without having competed in the KBO were eligible for the draft, as long as their first pro contract expired before Jan. 31, 2017.

South Korean pitcher Rhee Dae-eun smiles before the start of the annual Korea Baseball Organization draft in Seoul on Sept. 10, 2018. Rhee, a former Chicago Cubs prospect, was selected first overall by the KT Wiz. (Yonhap)

South Korean pitcher Rhee Dae-eun smiles before the start of the annual Korea Baseball Organization draft in Seoul on Sept. 10, 2018. Rhee, a former Chicago Cubs prospect, was selected first overall by the KT Wiz. (Yonhap)

Rhee signed with the Cubs in 2007 out of high school and spent seven seasons in the Cubs’ minor leagues. He never pitched in the majors and only got as far as Triple-A in 2014.

Rhee compiled a 40-37 record with a 4.08 ERA in 135 minor league appearances. He also spent two seasons with the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, and represented South Korea at the inaugural Premier 12 tournament in 2015 and the World Baseball Classic in 2017.

He’s completing his mandatory military service while pitching for the National Police Agency team in the second-tier Futures League. Rhee is scheduled to be discharged later this month.

With the Futures League club, Rhee has gone 5-6 with a save in 18 appearances, while posting a 3.83 ERA in 89 1/3 innings.

The draft was held in reverse order of the 2017 regular season standings, meaning the Wiz had the top pick, followed by the Samsung Lions, the Hanwha Eagles and so forth. The Kia Tigers picked last. Each of the 10 clubs was allowed to select up to 10 players.

In this file photo from Aug. 20, 2018, Rhee Dae-eun throws a pitch during an open tryout ahead of the annual Korea Baseball Organization draft at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, 45 kilometers south of Seoul. (Yonhap)

In this file photo from Aug. 20, 2018, Rhee Dae-eun throws a pitch during an open tryout ahead of the annual Korea Baseball Organization draft at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, 45 kilometers south of Seoul. (Yonhap)

 

 

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