I was selected to see the future, but now I am in charge… Local Boy Fills the Golden Glove Second Baseman Vacancy

I was selected after looking at the future, but I am in charge of the present.

Moon Hyun-bin (18), from Bukil High School, joined the Hanwha Eagles in the 11th overall in the second round. Born and raised in Daejeon, Moon Hyun-bin attended Daejeon Yucheon Elementary School and Onyang Middle School to develop his dream of becoming a baseball player. He showed decent defensive skills as an infielder, and Moon Hyun-bin, who showed off his ability to make contact as well as his long-running power in hitting, caught the eyes of many scouts. And Moon Hyun-bin wore the uniform of his hometown team, Hanwha.

This is Moon Hyun-bin, who stood out from the first year he joined the club. Moon Hyun-bin was also named in the 1st team spring camp held in Arizona this year. Among the rookies, Moon Hyun-bin and Kim Seo-hyun were the only ones. It is no exaggeration to say that he received a lot of expectations from the club. Moon Hyun-bin, who just stepped into the pro, competed for survival with prominent seniors and achieved the feat of being named in the opening entry.

Hanwha hired Moon Hyun-bin as an outfielder to actively utilize his batting ability. There was already Oh Seon-jin at shortstop to fill the spot he missed after receiving a drunk driving penalty, and Golden Glove former Jeong Eun-won at second base. For this reason, former coach Carlos Subero appointed Moon Hyun-bin as a center fielder and gave him a chance to play.안전놀이터

As the number of days he played in the game increased, Moon Hyun-bin accumulated experience step by step. Even after coach Choi Won-ho took over the baton, Moon Hyun-bin continued to play. Recently, as Jung Eun-won was demoted to the 2nd division, Moon Hyun-bin took his place. Considering that he is a rookie, he is evaluated as showing decent defensive skills.

His hitting is also getting better day by day. He continues to chart his growth curve. Moon Hyun-bin is recording a batting average of 0.256 (80 hits in 312 at-bats, 3 home runs), 29 RBIs and 4 stolen bases in 98 games this season. Moon Hyun-bin boasts outstanding skills to the extent that coach Choi Won-ho said, “It is not easy for a high school graduate rookie to hit like this.”

At the same time, coach Choi Won-ho said, “When we gave a batting opportunity (while rebuilding), there was no player with a batting average in the mid-20s. In light of that, Moon Hyun-bin can be seen as having batting ability. As he gains experience, he will improve further. I still lack a pioneering idea, but I have the ability to hit the ball,” he said, highly evaluating Moon Hyun-bin’s growth potential.

Although he is a rookie, Hyunbin Moon has established himself as a key member of the team. Even at the time of the draft, Moon Hyun-bin was evaluated as a resource to replace Jeong Eun-won when he was away due to military service. Although he cannot play an active role as the starting second baseman right now, he foresaw that Moon Hyun-bin will be responsible for Hanwha’s center line in the not-too-distant future.

By the way, Moon Hyun-bin took the second base spot for Hanwha from the first year he joined. He is still a rookie, so he has many immature points, but he showed infinite potential for growth. If Moon Hyun-bin gains more experience in the future, he may grow into the league’s leading second baseman.

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