Subero “Moon Dong-joo is selected, Kim Seo-hyun is still”… How to use the ‘Young Gun Duo’
Hanwha coach Carlos Subero (51), who is preparing for a rebound this season, mentioned how to use the team’s young gun duo Moon Dong-ju (20) and Kim Seo-hyun (19). Moon Dong-ju, who came out of Jinheung High School, joined last year as the first nomination, and Kim Seo-hyun, from Seoul High School, is a newcomer nominated by Hanwha with the first overall pick in the 2023 draft.
Head coach Subero said in an interview with Star News at the Milwaukee spring camp facility in Phoenix, Arizona, on the 6th (Korean time), “Moon Dong-ju will play a part in Hanwha’s starting rotation this season. I have high expectations for him.” said. In last season, the first year of his debut, Moon Dong-ju played in 13 games (28⅔ innings) due to injury, 1 win, 3 losses, 2 holds, and an average ERA of 5.65.
However, coach Subero said, “(Moon Dong-ju) puts a great deal of importance on his ability to solve the game and his mental improvement over the course of the game rather than superficial performance and ball speed.” He has a tendency to break down easily even in innings, but Moon Dong-ju was different. It is great that he has the ability to solve the game with such a strong mentality at his age. I look forward to his performance this season,” he raised his thumb.
On the other hand, a question mark was put on Kim Seo-hyun. Coach Subero said, “Kim Seo-hyun is definitely an attractive player who can throw a fast ball.” I will make a decision based on my actual combat experience. I will never be in a hurry.”
Hanwha set up a spring camp at Bellbank Park in Mesa, Arizona, but used the Milwaukee spring camp specially because of his relationship with coach Subero, who had previously coached for the Milwaukee Major League Baseball team. 메이저놀이터
Kim Seo-hyun showed off her first bullpen pitching this spring. He threw a total of 21 pitches, mixing four types of pitches, including his special fastball, curveball, slider, and changeup. His highest speed with his fastball reached 151 km/h.
After finishing bullpen pitching, Kim Seo-hyun met with reporters and said, “I threw with 70 to 75 percent power,” and “I threw focusing on balance and control rather than ball speed.” Moon Dong-ju, who completed bullpen pitching two days ahead of Kim Seo-hyun, also proved with his skills that he had built up his body well throughout the winter, recording a top speed of 151 km/h.
Kim Seo-hyun is a promising player who was seen as a promising player to advance to the United States last year along with high school graduate pitcher Shim Jun-seok (19, Pittsburgh Pirates). In particular, he participated as a youth representative at the U.S. Baseball World Cup held in Florida in September last year and left a strong impression on major league scouts by recording the highest speed of 100 miles per hour (about 161 km).
It is rumored that a Tampa Bay scout who visited the stadium and watched Kim Seo-hyun at the time asked Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh) about Shim Jun-seok and Kim Seo-hyun and tried to recruit Kim Seo-hyun after weighing it.