Hyeong-jun So

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Hyeong-jun So (소형준)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 202 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Hyeong-jun So has pitched in the Korea Baseball Organization and for the South Korean national team.

So pitched for South Korea in the 2019 U-18 Baseball World Cup, shutting out the Netherlands for 6 innings (he got a no-decision as the bullpen blew his lead), allowed 2 runs in 6 2/3 IP in a decision against Japan then getting the save against Australia in the Bronze Medal Game. He was 5th in the event in IP (13 2/3) and tied for 5th in K (15). [1] He then was with South Korea for the 2019 Asian Championship but struggled in both starts. He lasted 4 1/3 IP against China (5 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 R, 2 ER) before Yee-kyung Choi relieved; he left with a deficit and got a no-decision. He then lost to Taiwan (3 2/3 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 R, 4 ER). He tied Junmar Diarao for 7th in the event in IP, tied for first with two wild pitches, tied for first in starts (with Haonan Zhang, Rizwan Ali, Romeo Jasmin Jr. and Sasika Dulshan) and tied Muhammad Taimoor Javed for 4th in hits allowed. [2]

He was then the first-round pick of the kt Wiz. He had a strong rookie season at 13-6, 3.86. He tied Jong-hoon Park for 8th in the 2020 KBO in wins and would have made the top 10 in ERA had he qualified. [3] He was the first rookie pitcher fresh from high school to hit double-digit wins since Hyun-jin Ryu 13 years prior. He won KBO Rookie of the Year handily; teammate Mel Rojas Jr. took the MVP. [4]


  1. 2019 U-18 Baseball World Cup
  2. 2019 Asian Championship Final Report
  3. KBO
  4. Korea JoongAng Daily