How to manage ‘160km top prospect’… Subero 120 innings, Choi Won-ho 140 innings
The Hanwha Eagles are contemplating how to manage top-notch prospect Moon Dong-ju (20).
Moon Dong-ju, who joined the 2022 Rookie Draft 1st nomination, is a promising player who is being cherished by Hanwha. His debut in the first team was successful in his first year of service, and this season he is recording 2 wins and 3 losses in 6 games (30 innings) with an earned run average of 4.20. In the KIA game on the 12th of last month, it became a hot topic by recording his highest speed of 160.1 km per hour.
Moon Dong-ju, who was cruising at the beginning of the season, collapsed greatly with a loss against SSG on the 13th with 7 hits, 3 walks, 2 walks and 7 runs in 2⅓ innings. Manager Choi Won-ho said, “In fact, Moon Dong-ju is a pitcher with good pitches, but he is not a pitcher with pitches. He cannot ignore his pitching ability. He can’t always pitch when the pitcher is good. Even when he’s bad, he has to have the ability to drag. This ability does not come suddenly. He must have experience. (Moon) Dong-ju is still lacking in experience.”
The part that Hanwha is most worried about is how much Moon Dong-ju will be thrown this season. He is still a young pitcher and he is a fast-growing pitcher, so it is important to finish the season without injury. At the beginning of the season, former coach Subero referred to Moon Dong-ju as ‘120 innings’. This includes the possibility of participating in the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September.
“In fact, in the case of adult pitchers, there has been no study on the correlation between annual pitchers and injuries,” said coach Choi Won-ho, who confessed his concerns. . After starting on Tuesday, Dong-ju Moon plans not to pitch on Sunday and let him take a break. If it is used in this way, it may change depending on the schedule in the future, but the current calculation gives about 125 innings,” he explained the plan.
Manager Choi Won-ho, who is meticulously managing Mun Dong-ju’s health, said, “This time, we conducted MRI scans on young pitchers such as Moon Dong-ju and Nam Ji-min, comparing them to last winter to check if there were any problems. There is no pitch standard for adult pitchers, so I think the doctor’s opinion is important in the end.” 스포츠토토
Moon Dong-joo is a key prospect who will be responsible for the future Hanwha mound along with Kim Seo-hyun and other young pitchers. Director Choi Won-ho said, “Moon Dong-ju needs to gain more experience. After 4-5 years of experience, he has the qualities to become the best pitcher when he is in his mid-twenties,” he said, expecting Moon Dong-ju to grow.