“Because one start determines a career.”
Hanwha Eagles special young gun Moon Dong-ju (20) is developing his skills under the delicate management of coach Carlos Subero. Moon Dong-ju started against KT Wiz in Daejeon on the 7th and won 3 wins (2 losses) of the season with a good pitching of 5 innings, 86 pitches, 3 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 1 run. Based on Trackman, the fastball recorded a maximum speed of 159.9 km per hour and an average speed of 153 km per hour, again pleasing the eyes of baseball fans.
Moon Dong-joo has been a national prospect since joining Hanwha in 2022 as the first choice. Then, on the 12th of last month, in the match against the KIA Tigers in Gwangju, he received much stronger support and support as he recorded a fastball speed of 160.1 km.
South Korea was shocked by watching Japanese pitchers Shohei Otani (29, LA Angels) and Loki Sasaki (22, Chiba Lotte Marines) who laughably throw fastballs exceeding 160 km per hour at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March. was missing In Korea, it was not easy to find a pitcher who could exceed 150 km/h, and he had to taste the bitter taste of being eliminated in the first round while reducing the world’s high wall.
In the midst of this, Moon Dong-ju became the first Korean pitcher in the KBO to exceed 160 km per hour, so fans from all 10 clubs welcomed him with open arms. Moon Dong-joo said, “Because I like the ball that much, I think it will help me to pitch with confidence. I’m not satisfied, but it gave me an opportunity to pitch with confidence.”
Hanwha is not showing off Dong-ju Moon, who could change the history of Korean mounds. Rather, it strictly limits the number of innings and pitches, and when necessary, gives enough rest by excluding them from the first team entry. Moon Dong-ju has never thrown more than 100 pitches in 6 innings while pitching in 5 games this year. Hanwha is also greedy and does not drag Dong-ju Moon further, and Dong-ju Moon also runs down the mound without regret when the bench directs him.
This is what I planned from Arizona spring camp this year. On the 19th of last month, coach Subero canceled Moon Dong-ju from the first team entry and said, “It is a management plan prepared since spring camp. will be adjusted,” he said.
It is a choice for the future of both Hanwha and Moon Dong-ju. Head coach Subero said, “Moon Dong-ju has shown a strong image so far, and he is also a young player. Moon Dong-ju has a lot more to show in the future. Moon Dong-ju, who has a bright future, will start this season in this way (with a proper mix of rest) because he can influence his career.”메이저사이트
The ultimate goal is to grow into a top-class ace who can take responsibility for Hanwha for more than 10 years. In order to reach that stage, Director Subero thinks that we have to go step by step now.
Moon Dong-ju set a goal of increasing the number of innings thrown last year by 30% this year. He adds up the 28⅔ innings he threw in the first team last year, the 13⅓ innings he threw in the Futures League, and the finish camp and training league, and wants to increase 30% there.
Coach Subero said, “We set a goal of increasing the innings by 30%. We make the guide, but it’s up to Moon Dong-ju himself how well he can do it,” and hoped that he would follow the club’s plan step by step.
Moon Dong-ju recorded 2 wins, 2 losses, 27⅔ innings, and an average ERA of 2.28 in 5 games this season, and has been growing smoothly so far.