Moon Dong-joo (20, Hanwha) will end his season soon. Naturally, Yoon Young-chul (19, KIA) is expected to have a chance to win the Rookie of the Year race.
Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho said that Moon Dong-ju will finish the 2023 season with the Jamsil LG game on the 2nd of next month ahead of the Gwangju KIA match on the 25th. Moon Dong-ju added 5 innings against Gwangju KIA on the 27th, recording 114⅓ innings for the season. Since the 120 innings he set before the season is imminent, he is saying that he will go this far.
In the game on the 27th, Moon Dong-ju took 8 losses (8 wins) of the season with 5 hits, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and 5 runs in 5 innings. His earned run average was 3.62. In the end, he failed to win 10 games in his second year of debut and his first season as a real full-time starter. On the 2nd of next month, I will challenge the beauty of Yujong. Up to 9 wins, an average ERA in the mid-3 range, about 120 innings, and about 100 strikeouts (currently 93K) are Moon Dong-ju’s final specs this season.
Interestingly, it is true that Moon Dong-ju was the most advanced in the Rookie of the Year race, but it is difficult to say that he is the unshakable number one. The regular season still has about a month and a half left. In the worst case scenario for Moon Dong-ju, he could miss the Rookie of the Year title depending on the performances of his pursuers. Hanwha judged that health and a long run were more important than the rookie of the year, Moon Dong-ju. This choice should also be respected.
At this point, the best opponent in the Rookie of the Year race is undoubtedly Yoon Young-cheol. Coincidentally, on the 27th, Yoon Yeong-chul had a face-to-face match with Moon Dong-ju. The result was a no-decision with 2 hits (1 home run), 4 walks and 2 runs (1 earned) in 4 innings. It is difficult to say that he won by decision over Moon Dong-ju. This is because if the starting pitcher goes 4 innings, he did not do his part.메이저사이트
Yoon Young-cheol has an average ERA of 4.06 with 7 wins and 5 losses in 19 games this season. He has a batting average of 0.263 and a WHIP of 1.39. 6 quality starts. Looking at his grades so far, he is slightly behind Moon Dong-ju. However, while Moon Dong-ju soon ends the season, Yoon Young-chul completes the season. He was not even selected for the Hangzhou Asian Games squad. If he puts all his effort into KIA’s entry into the top 5, he can also challenge the rookie king race reverse.
The important thing is whether Yoon Young-cheol can improve his own competitiveness. He has lost five innings in the last three consecutive games, and his pace has fallen slightly again. It deserves applause for being in the rotation as a 5th starter without getting sick in the first year of high school.
However, on an absolute basis, Yoon Young-cheol must continue to pursue development. He puts in a lot of effort himself. There are obviously concerns about redemption. When we briefly met in Busan in the middle of this month, SBS Sports commentator Lee Soon-cheol advised me to delay the separation time from the glove as much as possible, and KBS N Sports commentator Yoo Hee-gwan advised me to sharpen my curve. I rarely use the actual curve in actual combat, but I practice steadily off the field. He continues to worry about the unique action of stepping on his pitching plate and bouncing his lower body twice. It is to prepare in advance for the introduction of pitch clock.
Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho, an expert on pitching theory, believes that it is increasingly difficult for finesse pitchers to survive in modern baseball. This is because hitters’ hitting skills and power continue to develop. He said that a pitcher who has a ball that is fast enough to overwhelm batters will not collapse easily even if he consistently puts it in the strike zone.
In that respect, it is true that I am quite curious about Yoon Young-chul’s future. He has a cleverness that is not typical of a first-year high school graduate. Above all, he never forgets to smile, even if the game is a little off. It means that she has a strong mentality and a relaxed mind.
If Yoon Young-cheol can positively confirm the outcome of his fierce contemplation in the remainder of the season, there is a clear possibility of a turnaround in the Rookie of the Year race. KIA has not produced a rookie king for 36 years from Lee Sun-cheol in 1985 to Lee Eui-ri in 2021. Will Yoon Young-chul become the 3rd best rookie of the year in 2 years after Lee Eui-ri? Of course, what is more important than rookie of the year is the long run. He doesn’t even bother with the Rookie of the Year. However, when he becomes the Rookie of the Year, it has its own pride and self-confidence-inspiring effect. As the first-place candidate finished the season early, an opportunity opened up for the second-place candidate, but there is no reason to turn away.