Moon Dong-ju (20) and Kim Seo-hyeon (19), a duo in the first round of the professional baseball Hanwha Eagles, staged an armed demonstration and set out to stamp their eyes. Even though there are almost two months left until the start of the season, expectations have already increased by showing off a fastball that exceeds 150 km per hour.
On the 6th (Korean time), Kim Seo-hyun showed off her first bullpen pitching at Hanwha Spring Camp in Mesa, Arizona, USA. He threw 21 balls, mixing four pitches: a fastball, curveball, slider and changeup. The maximum velocity of the fastball was taken up to 151 km/h. Kim Seo-hyun said, “I threw with 70-75% power,” and “I paid attention to balance and control.” On this day, he gave his ball a rather low score of 60 out of 100.
Two days ahead of this, Moon Dong-ju, a one-year senior, boasted of the results of training throughout the winter. Mun Dong-ju, who boasted a stronger physique, threw a total of 17 pitches on the mound. The highest speed was 151 km per hour, the same as Kim Seo-hyun.
The two, who entered the pros side by side with the 2022 2023 rookie draft, are evaluated as the lumber that will be responsible for the next 10 years of Hanwha pitching staff. Moon Dong-ju, an orthodox pitcher who graduated from Gwangju Jinheung High School, wore a Hanwha uniform in the aftermath of the nomination of infielder Kim Do-young by his hometown team, the KIA Tigers, in the 2022 rookie draft. Last year, due to overlapping injuries, he recorded an average ERA of 5.65 with 1 win, 3 losses and 2 holds.
Kim Seo-hyun was confirmed to be nominated by Hanwha early last year when high school graduate pitcher Shim Jun-seok announced that he would advance to the United States. His dynamic three-quarter form, 150km fastball and powerful breaking ball led him to attract public attention since he was a student at Seoul High School 온라인카지노. It is highly likely that he will spend his debut season in the bullpen, as he has shown his greed for the closer position several times, which is rare for a rookie pitcher.
The two, who are similar in that they are right-handed power pitchers, are also considered as strong candidates for the league rookie of the year this season. This is because Moon Dong-ju maintained the qualifications for rookie of the year by only playing 28.2 innings last year. For Hanwha, the best scenario is for the two young guns on the mound to compete in good faith within the team for the title.
On the other hand, two foreign pitchers who will be with Hanwha this season also checked pitching with Kim Seo-hyun on the 6th. Birch Smith threw 43 pitches and Felix Pena threw 28. The highest speeds were 149 km/h and 147 km/h, respectively.
Pitching coach Jose Rosado, who watched their pitching, expressed satisfaction, saying, “Everyone seems to have prepared well for the off-season.” In addition, he said of Kim Seo-hyun, “I am still a young player, so I have to wait and watch more,” and “I am trying to give him freedom so that he does not feel burdened.”