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Hanwha Rookie of the Year for the First Time in 17 Years Dong-ju Moon

Moon Dong-joo won the Rookie of the Year Award for the first time in 17 years for the Hanwha Eagles.

Moon Dong-joo won the Rookie of the Year Award with 76.7% of the votes, or 85 out of 111 votes from the press

at the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Awards held at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul on the 27th.

KIA Tigers pitcher Yoon Young-cheol took second place with 15 votes, followed by Choi Ji-min (KIA, 4 votes), Yoon Dong-hee (Lotte, 3 votes), Kim Dong-heon (Kiwoom, 2 votes)

Kim Min-seok (Lotte, 1 vote), and Yoo Young-chan (LG, 1 vote). Table) were also selected. 지울프-토토

This is the first time in 17 years since 2006 that Ryu Hyun-jin won the MVP and Rookie of the Year awards at the same time that Hanwha has won the Rookie of the Year Award.

Moon Dong-ju, who debuted on the professional stage wearing a Hanwha uniform as a first-round pick last year

played 28⅔ innings in 13 games and recorded 1 win, 3 losses, and 2 holds.

And he became a full-time starter for the first time this year

playing 118⅔ innings in 23 games, recording 8 wins, 8 losses, and an ERA of 3.72, standing tall as the center of Hanwha’s mound.

In the game against Gwangju KIA on April 12, early in the season, he recorded his highest velocity of 160.1 km/h.

Moon Dong-ju, who attracted attention as the first domestic player to exceed the maximum speed of 160 km/h

was also selected as a member of the national team for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and the 2023 Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC)

showing off his skills on the international stage.

After winning the Rookie of the Year Award, Moon Dong-ju said, “I have a lot of things I want to say as I stand here

but the first thing that comes to mind is that the trophy seems very heavy, so I think I need to endure it well.

He added, “I would like to express my condolences to Hanwha Eagles coach Won-ho Choi

coach Seung-min Park, and coach Dong-geol Lee. , I would like to thank Coach Subero and Coach Rosado,” he said of the award.

Moon Dong-joo continued, “I was able to receive this great award because of your attention to power analysis and training.

I am always so grateful to my parents and family. Lastly, I know this award is the first in 17 years since senior Ryu Hyun-jin.

I am so grateful for this award. “I want to pass it on to the fans,” he said.

The following is a Q&A with Moon Dong-ju after winning the Rookie Award.

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