Moon Dong-ju (19) of the Hanwha Eagles received the most expectations among rookies in 2022. Since his days at Gwangju Jinheung High School, he has caught the attention of the media and fans by sprinkling fastballs that exceed the mid-150km distance. Even after joining Hanwha, Moon Dong-ju was in the spotlight, and he showed a little bit of growth every time he started, revealing his future.
Hanwha also took good care of Moon Dong-ju. Both the scene and the front desk were keenly aware of Moon Dong-ju’s physical condition. He didn’t go over even the slightest injury. He was given ample rehabilitation time until he was completely cured. He was the same in the first team. Moon Dong-ju managed the innings and pitches so that he could establish himself as a starting pitcher.
Under the full support of Hanwha, Moon Dong-ju began to blossom his skills little by little. In the second half of the season, he also showed a definite presence. In the match against Lotte on September 21st, he pitched 5 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts and 1 run, and on September 27 against LG, he pitched well with 5 innings, 3 hits, 5 walks, 4 strikeouts and 1 run. Although he didn’t win, it was enough to show his growth potential.
And Moon Dong-ju picked up his first win in his final start of the season. Against SSG on October 3, he allowed 4 runs (3 earned runs) with 7 hits, 2 walks and 8 strikeouts in 메이저사이트 5 innings. It was his first win on his debut against the No. 1 team. In this way, Moon Dong-ju finished his debut season with an ERA of 5.65 with 1 win, 3 losses and 2 holds in 13 games.
Moon Dong-joo, whom I recently met, said, “Looking back on this season, there was no game I really liked. Still, it’s fortunate that I showed pretty good performance after returning. The first win, first hold, and first start are memorable. It’s the first time. Isn’t there a charm that words give,” he looked back on this year.
He had many good moments and bad days, but he is satisfied with the experience. Moon Dong-joo said, “As I left the game, my pitching improved. I used more breaking balls. I felt a lot while playing the game. After the pitch, I was able to think about how to solve the next game. The pitching has improved,” he said.
His body has grown as well as his performance. In his year, his muscle mass has increased and he has grown slightly taller. Moon Dong-joo said, “The growth plate has not yet been closed. If you take a picture of your knuckles, the growth plate is still open. Just like throughout the season, we trained hard according to the schedule at the finishing camp. We spent time filling in what we lacked.” I want to show you,” he said, drawing a bright future.