‘High School Rookie’ is 3rd in RBI on the team… Chae Eun-seong, Noh Si-hwan, and Moon Hyun-bin, the root of the main outfielder who failed to rebuild for 2 years
In 55 games, he recorded a batting average of .256 (41 hits in 160 at-bats),먹튀검증 2 homers, 20 RBIs, 15 runs scored, and 3 stolen bases. The ‘high school rookie’ who has not yet filled the required at-bats has risen to third place in the team in RBIs following Chae Eun-seong (41) and Noh Si-hwan (37). Second baseman Jeong Eun-won (10), center hitter Kim In-hwan and Choi Jae-hoon (17).
As the only rookie player of the Hanwha Eagles, I was dubious even when I entered the first team entry for the opening game. Moon Hyun-bin (19), who started the season with a question mark, has emerged as a key hitter. He became the main hitter in and out of the field in about two months after the opening.
The record explains the growth of center fielder Moon Hyun-bin. Hits ranked 4th in the team following Noh Si-hwan, Chae Eun-seong, and Jeong Eun-won, and doubles (7) were second only to Noh Si-hwan, Chae Eun-seong, and Kim In-hwan. The power that comes from a stocky physique (1m74, 82kg) is unusual.
3 consecutive matches against the Lotte Giants during the week. It could be the turning point of his professional career. On the 14th, the second day of the three-game series, he hit his first professional home run in the top of the third inning. He pulled a 143km/h fastball thrown by Lotte foreign pitcher Dan Strayley and turned it into a woojungwol home run. Hit his first home run in 54 games and 168 plate appearances.
On the 15th, in the beginning of the 3rd inning, he caught a forkball thrown by his opponent, Ace Na Kyun-an, and passed the fence in the middle right. He hit a two-run homer that brought the tide early. In the top of the fifth, he added a right-handed hit in his third at-bat. Multi-hit completion.
In the meantime, several well-hit balls were caught in front of the fence, and I passed them over two days in a row. Hit the ball accurately with a smooth swing.
Hanwha won both games where Moon Hyun-bin hit a home run. The Busan expedition ended with a 2-1 winning series.
The Hanwha batting line, which hit the bottom in April and May, jumped up in June. In 13 games until the 15th, the team’s batting average was 2.87. The overwhelming June team batting average ranked first. Moon Hyun-bin is at the center of the hot lineup.
His batting pace has been very good lately. In his last five games, he went 8-for-19 and went 4.21. He had 2 hits in 3 of 5 games. He played number 1 for a while, but recently dropped to the bottom of the batting order. He entered the batting order seven times in the 14th and six times in the 15th.
Coach Won-ho Choi adjusted the batting order and explained, “Because I was playing leadoff, I paid attention to the on-base rate.
Moon Hyun-bin, a former captain of the youth national team, is a designated player in the 2023 rookie round. After Kim Seo-hyun, the first overall pick, Hanwha was selected. He has been attracting the attention of the coaching staff since the final training session last November. He was evaluated for his attitude, grit, and batting ability in baseball.
He participated in spring camps in Arizona, USA, and Okinawa, Japan with Kim Seo-hyun, his classmate. He is the only Hanwha rookie player who started the season in the first team and gradually established himself.
The Hanwha coaching staff gave infielder Moon Hyun-bin a chance to play as an outfielder. He seized this opportunity without missing it. He lived up to the expectations of the coaching staff.
Hanwha has been rebuilding for the past two years. Although the team was reorganized around young players and emphasis was placed on nurturing, no players have grown into key outfielders. Moon Hyun-bin, a rookie high school graduate, is definitely different.