The choice of players who experienced it directly on the field was ‘160km Fireballer’ Dong-ju Moon (20, Hanwha Eagles).토토사이트
In celebration of Star News’ 19th anniversary (September 1), a survey was conducted (August 25-30) to a total of 50 players, 5 from each club, asking, ‘If you were to vote for this year’s Rookie of the Year, who would you choose?’ As a result, Moon Dong-ju ranked 38th. It recorded an overwhelming vote rate (76%). He was followed by Young-cheol Yoon (19, KIA Tigers) with 4 votes, Min-seok Kim (19, Lotte Giants) with 3 votes, Young-chan Yoo (26, LG Twins) with 2 votes, Dong-heon Kim (19, Kiwoom Heroes), and Ji-min Choi (20, KIA Tigers). , Park Myung-geun (19, LG Twins) each received one vote.
Moon Dong-ju, who graduated from Gwangju Hwajeong Elementary School, Mudeung Middle School, and Jinheung High School, entered the professional ranks as Hanwha’s first round pick in the 2022 KBO rookie draft. Moon Dong-ju, who maintained his Rookie of the Year status with a little experience in the first team last year with 1 win, 3 losses, 2 holds, and an ERA of 5.65 in 13 games (28 ⅔ innings), stood tall as Hanwha’s first native starter this year, boasting explosive stuff in his second year. Except for May, when he was shaken with an ERA of 8.22 in 4 games, he showed a steady performance, going 22 games this season with 8 wins and 8 losses, an ERA of 3.62, and 93 strikeouts in 114⅓ innings.
The topicality was also overwhelming. On April 12, in the Gwangju KIA game, he threw a ball at 160.1 km per hour against Park Chan-ho in the bottom of the first inning, based on the Sports to Eye Pitch Tracking System (PTS), the KBO’s official record statistics company. Moon Dong-joo is the first domestic pitcher to record a speed of 160 km/h in the first team of the KBO League, and including foreign players, he is the third after Redames Leeds (formerly LG) and Fabillo Castillo (formerly Hanwha). Since then, he has consistently used fastballs, contributing to Hanwha’s 8 consecutive wins in 6,593 days by earning 2 wins, and was also selected to the national baseball team for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
If Moon Dong-joo wins the KBO Rookie of the Year award, he will become the fourth player from Hanwha (including his predecessor Binggrae) to win the award after Lee Jeong-hoon (1987), Kim Tae-gyun (2001), and Ryu Hyun-jin (2006).
Yoon Young-cheol, a high school graduate rookie who received the next most votes, is a left-hander who has been in the first-team starting rotation since his first year as a professional with high-level control and a variety of breaking balls despite a slow fastball velocity with an average speed of 137.9 km per hour (based on Stats). Youngcheol Yoon, who graduated from Changseo Elementary School (Seodaemun-gu Little), Chungam Middle School, and Chungam High School, was selected by KIA as the second overall pick in the first round of the 2023 rookie draft. With 7 wins and 5 losses in 19 games this season, an ERA of 4.06, and 54 strikeouts in 93 innings, he has the lowest ERA among rookie starting pitchers this year.