“If Hyunbin Moon had been in the US, he would have conquered the rookie league.”
The reason why we are looking forward to the 2023 season of the Hanwha Eagles is probably because there are fearless rookies. In the meantime, it was Kim Seo-hyun, the ‘monster’, who was at the center of the spotlight. But now Hyunbin Moon is standing shoulder to shoulder.
Moon Hyun-bin wore a Hanwha uniform with the 1st pick in the 2nd round of the 2023 KBO Rookie Draft. Despite his small size, Hanwha did not ignore this player who has a wide range of defense, accurate hitting ability, and even leadership.메이저놀이터
Hanwha coach Carlos Subero, whom we met at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 18th, also showed a bright smile when asked about Moon Hyun-bin. He said, “If you look at players who play multiple positions like Moon Hyun-bin, you can see that baseball IQ is very good. She has the ability to understand baseball and has a unique sense,” he said.
“Moon Hyun-bin is a player who can defend the infield center line, such as shortstop and second baseman. Here, he can even play in the outfield. He can be called a utility player,” he said. “Moon Hyun-bin is not only excellent in baseball IQ. He has very good motor skills and is fearless.”
Moon Hyun-bin participated in all 5 games in this year’s demonstration game, recording a batting average of 0.308, 4 hits and 3 points. His batting ability was no different from the evaluation of his high school days.
However, he is not only excellent at batting ability. He was great in both the infield and outfield defense. In the 5th inning against kt wiz on the 16th, Kim Joon-tae caught the ball with a nice sliding catch. Even though it was a ball that went over his head, he showed great sense and prevented his run.
Coach Subero said, “Anyone who has ever played baseball will understand. It was a ball that went over his head, and it was a situation he faced in an unfamiliar position. Even the distance to the fence was getting shorter. In fact, at that moment, the fear of crashing the fence is great and it feels closer than the actual distance.” Still, it’s great that he made a fearless sliding catch toward the fence. It was the moment when Moon Hyun-bin confirmed that he could grow as a utility player, and it made me feel that he was a very good player.”
In order for Moon Hyun-bin to survive in the first team for a long time, he needs to produce clear results in batting as well as defense. Hanwha has many good outfielders this year and is highly competitive. Even if you turn your gaze to the infield.
But Subero was confident. He said, “Moon Hyun-bin can be a good hitter. He and he is a young player. If he had advanced to the United States, he would have conquered the rookie league now.”
As Director Subero mentioned, Moon Hyun-bin is now a rookie. He is showing good form in spring camp and exhibition games, but he will definitely need a period of adaptation when the regular season comes. Just like all players do.
Coach Subero said, “The KBO league is actually a very difficult league for young players to adapt to. There are foreign pitchers who have experience in the minor leagues and major leagues, and there are pitchers in their 30s who boast a wealth of experience. If he overcomes that, he will definitely become a good player. He has no doubts.”