Moon Dong-ju, Jang Hyeon-seok, 160km fastball, Hangzhou to become a promising contestant

Will a pleasant strong wind blow on the mound of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team? Moon Dong-joo (20) of Hanwha and Jang Hyeon-seok (19) of Masan Yongma High School are attracting attention as promising players who throw a 160km fastball.안전놀이터

Moon Dong-ju, who wore a Hanwha uniform as the first nomination in 2022, boarded the national team in the second year of his professional career and played for the first adult national team in his life. He also let go of the regret of failing to qualify for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in March.

As of the 12th, Moon Dong-ju, who started 10 games and recorded 3 wins and 4 losses and an average ERA of 3.53, is on a steep rise this month. He is recording a scoreless quality start (less than 3 earned runs pitched over 6 innings) in both games. The good flow had a positive effect on the national team’s promotion. The KBO Power Reinforcement Committee could not ignore Moon Dong-ju, who threw a fast ball that reached 160 km.

Jang Hyun-seok also wore the Taegeuk mark for the first time in his life. The only amateur player among the Asian Games national team members, he was selected as a high school player for the adult national team 35 years after the 1988 Asian Games in Bangkok. Jang Hyeon-seok (190cm, 90kg), who boasts a dignified physique comparable to Moon Dong-ju (188cm, 97kg), also uses a fast ball of 160km as his main weapon. It is a style that overwhelms the opponent with force.

There is a possibility that Jang Hyun-seok will also eat rice with Moon Dong-ju. Hanwha will exercise the overall first pick in the 2024 rookie draft scheduled for September. It is highly likely that he will nominate Jang Hyun-seok this year. However, the fact that Jang Hyun-seok may choose to go abroad is a variable.

Expectations are growing with the joining of the national team by Moon Dong-ju and Jang Hyun-seok, who can be said to be the future of the Korean mound. Hangzhou is expected to become a contest ground for right-handed fireballers who shoot 160km with a dynamic pitching form.