Rookie King family fight? Moon Dong-ju and Kim Seo-hyun’s momentum is not good
The Hanwha Eagles have been in last place for the past three years in a row.
While finishing at the bottom, they broke the record for the most consecutive losses in the season (?), and appointed a foreign coach to refresh the atmosphere. By the way, it is quite ironic that he exercised the right to be first overall in the rookie nominations 스포츠토토 as a reward for such team performance. In other words, the day can come when such gemstones gather to unleash their potential. The fact that most of the major candidates for this year’s Rookie of the Year are players from Hanwha also increases the existence value of ‘A-class rookie’.
Moon Dong-joo (20) is one of the top leaders among the main leaders and the scout team, who is ranked as the ‘Rookie of the Year 0’. Moon Dong-ju, who received the most attention after joining last year, was evaluated as a person with potential comparable to his school senior Kim Jin-woo (former KIA). However, he did not show much in the early/middle of the season, but in the second half of the season, he performed more than expected, making him look forward to this season. The fact that he meets the qualifications for the rookie of the year is also a plus. Although he played only 28 2/3 innings last year, he struck out as many as 36 and was ready to take off as ‘Doctor K’ in the future.
The fact that he showed tremendous potential to the extent that he was once considered joining the WBC national team also enhances his value as Moon Dong-ju. Choo Shin-soo is one of the talents I missed the most when he made a statement about the members of the WBC national team.
It is also quite interesting that Moon Dong-ju’s opponent is on the same team. Kim Seo-hyun (19), who just joined this year, is the main character.
Kim Seo-hyun, who received attention as the overall No. 1 pick early on, is evaluated as a resource capable of throwing 160 km this season. To the extent that he himself says ’50 saves is the goal’, he is also a talented person who dreams of becoming a fixed finisher for the Eagles in the future. However, above all else, Seohyun Kim’s greatest strength lies in her attitude towards baseball being quite serious. Such a player has the advantage that his mind is superior to his skill itself and does not break down easily. He dreams of finishing, but he played long innings even as a starter during his youth representative days at Seoul High School. He can also be used as a starting agent if necessary.
Of course, it may be unreasonable to expect that Hanwha will make it to the top 5 or higher this season with only two new players. However, regardless of the team’s performance, the fact that the two new fireballers from the youth team can dominate the league is enough to attract great interest not only to Hanwha but also to the KBO league as a whole.