Eric Peddy (aged 30, Chicago White Sox) was the best pitcher in the 2023 season of the KBO League. After showcasing “another level” for a year, he returned to the Major League. Excluding foreigners, most of the respondents say that Ahn Woo-jin (aged 24, social service worker) is the best Korean pitcher in the KBO League. Most of them were in Cebu statistics last year, and this year, they were slightly lower than last year, but they were still top-notch.헤라카지노
On the one hand, many say that Moon Dong-ju (20, Hanwha Eagles) is fully qualified to become the best pitcher in the KBO League when considering his pitching power and future potential. Ahn Woo-jin will leave the KBO League for two years due to Tommy John surgery and military service. In the meantime, it remains to be seen how much Moon will grow.
KBS N Sports commentator Kim Tae-kyun naturally compared Ahn Woo-jin and Moon Dong-ju through his YouTube channel Kim Tae-kyun [TK52] on the 30th. Kang Min-ho (38, Samsung Lions) appeared as a guest and expressed his thoughts while asking for his opinion.
Regarding Moon Dong-ju, Kang said, “I’m scared, I’m scared. But he’s so powerful. He’s young now, but I think he’ll develop into a good player that the Korean stage will be small in the future.” When Kim Tae-kyun mentioned Ahn Woo-jin naturally, he said, “Oh, he needs to go to the U.S. soon.”
Kim Tae-kyun has never faced Ahn Woo-jin, who moved to the top class. He did not match Moon at all. Kang, on the other hand, is a batter who has faced both Ahn Woo-jin and Moon Dong-ju. He confessed that active hitters also cheerfully argue whether they are Ahn Woo-jin or Moon Dong-ju. “These two pitchers are really good,” he said.
Kim Tae-kyun compared Ahn Woo-jin exquisitely. “From the point of view, Ahn Woo-jin is definitely cooked. But Moon Dong-ju feels like an undercooked apple. It’s a little sour. If it’s a little bit more, he’ll almost be two-top with Ahn Woo-jin.”
This is consistent with the majority of the industry’s assessments. In terms of speed, Moon Dong-ju shot 160km first, and it could come out even further in the future. However, some say that Ahn Woo-jin is still a better player in terms of command, control of ball control, speed control, and game management. However, some analysts say that Moon Dong-ju has higher sealing than Ahn Woo-jin. The background is that Moon’s second year was more intense than Ahn’s second year.
Kang Min-ho said, “Ahn Woo-jin throws stronger only in times of crisis. He can throw stronger balls, but he can control them, and Moon Dong-ju just turned 21, and if he throws a ball like this, he will become a really amazing pitcher in the future.”
What Ahn Woo-jin and Moon Dong-ju have in common is their passion for baseball and sincerity. Kang Min-ho said, “I heard that Moon Dong-ju is very sincere. He only knows baseball. There is a rehabilitation center in Busan, and when Moon comes to Busan, he always comes in the morning to get his arm taken care of. I think he will become a good player because he knows how to take care of his body that much.”
The era of the trio of Ryu Hyun-jin, Kim Kwang-hyun, and Yang Hyun-jong discussing the best pitcher in the Korean baseball is coming to an end. It is the era of Ahn Woo-jin and Moon Dong-ju. There are many good young pitchers besides the two. It is fun to watch their growth.
The 2023 Nutrition Day Ilgu Award Ceremony was held at the Rivera Hotel in Seoul on December 8, 2023. Hanwha’s Moon Dong-ju expresses his feelings after winning the Rookie of the Year award./My Daily
Kang said senior aces were better than those of young top-class pitchers when they were young, but he also said that young top-class pitchers now have their own weapons. This is the most objective view since he is a veteran hitter and a veteran catcher.