Moon Dong-ju and Kim Seo-hyun, who are preparing for the pro season together, expressed their strong aspirations before starting camp.
The Hanwha Eagles, who had the first designated pitcher for two consecutive years, left for field training with the ‘1+1’ monster duo.
On the 29th, the Hanwha Eagles team departed for Arizona, the US, the spring camp training site, through Incheon International Airport Terminal 2.
Hanwha nominated Moon Dong-ju as the first overall pick in the 2022 rookie draft. Last year, Seoul High School designated Kim Seo-hyun as the first pick and secured future resources by choosing the fastball pitcher as the first pick for two consecutive years.
Moon Dong-ju and Kim Seo-hyun are 188cm tall and the same height. The two young pitchers are fireballers who boast a fastball of over 155 km from their tall heights.
However, Moon Dong-ju, who debuted last season, only managed to win one season due to injuries and ups and downs. Even before the season, he received high expectations from fans and great media attention, but the professional stage was not easy.
His professional debut victory was also barely achieved in the last game of the season. Moon Dong-ju pitched 28.2 innings last year. Since he failed to complete 30 innings this season, he is eligible to challenge for the Rookie of the Year title again this season. 메이저놀이터
Kim Seo-hyun is one of the most notable rookie pitchers this year. He is a solid enough resource to be named first overall, and is immediately evaluated for his sense of power even on his professional stage.
The two Young Guns, who will be responsible for the future of Hanwha, must compete for the rookie king that can be avoided.
In an interview before leaving the country, the two players said they would not care about the Rookie of the Year title. Both players said their goal is to complete the season without getting sick.
The Hanwha Eagles will start spring training in Mesa, Arizona, USA from February 1st. In the aftermath of the corona, Hanwha is an overseas spring camp for the first time in three years since 2020. Two new players will participate: pitcher Kim Seo-hyun and infielder Moon Hyun-bin.
Hanwha is looking forward to the performance of future aces Moon Dong-ju and Kim Seo-hyun, who do not lack in looks or skills.
Hanwha Eagles general manager Son Hyuk revealed that the theme of this spring camp would be ‘competition’. Aside from the goal of being the rookie of the year, if Dong-ju Moon and Seo-hyun Kim compete fiercely, a greater synergy effect can be expected.