The starting rotation of the Hanwha Eagles will change in the second half. If you do well, you can see a 160km fastball duo.
Hanwha started this season with a starting rotation of Birch Smith, Felix Pena, Kim Min-woo, Jang Min-jae and Moon Dong-ju.
However, after Smith left the opening game due to injury, the waiver was announced, and as Kim Min-woo was also listed on the injured list, the rotation changed. Jang Min-jae also went down to the second group on June 12 after 3 consecutive games sluggish.
Inevitably, a new face had to appear in Hanwha’s starting lineup. Fortunately, Ricardo Sanchez, who came as a substitute for Smith, is doing well. Han Seung-joo and Han Seung-hyeok filled the void left by Kim Min-woo and Jang Min-jae. Thus, at the end of the first half, the lineup was composed of Pena – Sanchez – Moon Dong-ju – Han Seung-ju – Han Seung-hyeok.
But the second half will be different. Coach Choi Won-ho suggested a change in the starting rotation in the second half. Enter the competition system for a starting position.
First of all, Pena-Sanchez-Moon Dong-Ju-Han Seung-Hyuk is confirmed. Jang Min-jae and Kim Seo-hyun compete for the remaining 5 starters. Han Seung-joo goes to the bullpen.
Jang Min-jae, who took the 4th starting position in the first half, focused on improving his condition step by step in the 2nd group. On the 23rd of last month, he announced the recovery of his pitching with a good pitching of 6 innings and 1 run in the 2nd group game against Doosan. Against Goyang on the 5th, he scored 3 scoreless innings.
Director Choi Won-ho expressed his anticipation, saying, “I received a report that Jang Min-jae has improved a lot, and he was looking at the timing to raise it.”
However, a formidable competitor emerged. This is Super Rookie Kim Seohyun.
Kim Seo-hyun, who wore a Hanwha uniform as the first overall player, played an active role as a bullpen with a strong pitch. However, in the second half of May, my ball was shaken, and I went down to the 2nd team for adjustment.
Since then, Seohyun Kim is in the midst of a new challenge. It’s just a selection change. Kim Seo-hyun, who has been steadily receiving starting classes since June, pitched in three games as a starter. He gradually increased the innings, such as 2 runs in 2 innings (1 earned), no runs in 3⅓ innings, and 1 run in 5⅔ innings.
Manager Choi Won-ho said, “Kim Seo-hyun has increased the number of pitches to 97, including practice games. His definite strength is his velocity. His average velocity is 153 to 154 km. When he enters the strike zone, the reaction of batters is definitely different. His breaking ball is weak. I thought that he could also work. A right-handed pitcher must have a main weapon to deal with a left-handed hitter. However, since the average velocity comes out to that level, even if the breaking ball is a little weak, it works.”
As a former pitcher, coach Wonho Choi personally believes that Seohyun Kim should be raised as a starting pitcher.
Based on his personal opinion, coach Choi said, “I think a top-notch prospect should be selected. Starting as a starter and based on various experiences will increase the chances of success even if you switch to the bullpen later. If you start with the bullpen, you typically do not experience a crisis. You have to do it to develop crisis management skills, and you have to run as a starter to systematically train.”
When Kim Seo-hyun joins the starting lineup, a fastball duo of 160 km/h is born along with Moon Dong-ju. However, the deadline is until the end of August.
This is because Moon Dong-ju’s appearances will end at the end of August. Hanwha plans to thoroughly manage Moon Dong-ju. Before going to the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September, I am trying to cut it from 115 to a maximum of 120 innings.오래된 토토사이트
Director Choi Won-ho said, “If it is not delayed by rain, Moon Dong-ju’s start will end at the end of August. In the second half, we plan to have him throw 7 games, 5 innings each.” After predicting that it would be short even if he started once in the preliminary round and pitched in the semifinals and finals, he said, “If you finish your pitching schedule at the end of August, you have about three weeks left until the tournament. After that, like pitchers who go straight to the Korean Series, I will adjust my condition. The first week is catch ball, the second week is pitching, and the third week is pitching 2-3 innings.”
If Kim Seo-hyun joins the starting lineup, and if Hanwha’s plan is implemented, it is expected that the fastball duo will start by the end of August. This is why attention is focused on changes in Hanwha’s starting lineup in the second half.