“I never doubted you, one day in the MLB”
“I also want to say thank you to Coach Subero and Coach Rosado.”
After being named the KBO League Rookie of the Year for the 2023 season on March 27, Moon Dong-joo (20-Korea) thanked several people in his acceptance speech, including former manager Carlos Subero and former pitching coach Jose Rosado.
They were the first two coaches Moon met after her professional debut. Subero had a fastball in the mid-150s in high school, but he was careful not to overwork Moon, who had just turned to pitching and was not yet fully developed. Rosado also took special care of him, setting innings and pitch limits.
In his rookie year in 2022, Moon spent time rehabbing from two injuries: a micro-tear in his adductor pollicis muscle and a partial tear and hematoma in his subscapularis muscle. He was limited to 20 games and 42 innings between the first and second teams. His 28⅔ innings in the first team kept him under the 30-inning threshold for Rookie of the Year honors, 카지노사이트킴 and in his second year, he planned to total no more than 120 innings. He even skipped one rotation, starting the first three games of the season before being removed from the roster.
Subero and Rosado left the team after the May 11 game against Samsung.
They did not fulfill their contracts due to poor performance and differences in direction, but Hanwha continued to manage Moon Dong-ju. He finished the season with 23 games and 118⅔ innings pitched on September 3 against Jamsil LG. His season ended prematurely with an 8-8 record and a 3.72 ERA, but his performance was enough to earn him Rookie of the Year honors.
Former manager Subero was happy to see Moon win the Rookie of the Year award. “I never doubted that you would be the Rookie of the Year. Keep working hard, learn as much as you can, and one day you will be a very good major league starting pitcher,” and “Stay healthy and humble. I’m proud of you.”
When Subero saw Moon’s pitching video as a senior at Gwangju Jinheung High School, he said, “He has a special talent and arm. When the first round of the draft was held, his old team, KIA, had priority over Moon, but they selected infielder Kim Do-young, and Moon came to Hanwha as if by fate.
Former manager Subero, who has watched Moon’s growth since joining the team, said, “I’ve never seen an 18-year-old pitcher with all the skills he has. His attitude toward baseball, both physically and mentally, is unique.” “If he continues to grow and go to a bigger stage, he will become not just a big leaguer, but a very good big leaguer,” he said.
Not only Subero, but also former pitching coach Rosado congratulated Moon on his rookie title on social media, saying, “I’m so proud of you. You deserve to be the Rookie of the Year,” he said.
Coach Rosado also continued to encourage Moon to pursue his major league dreams.
When former Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Zack Greinke came to practice during spring training in Mesa, Arizona in February, he called Moon out of lunch to watch him pitch. “I wanted to make him realize that there’s a bigger world out there, not just Korea,” Rosado said at the time. “I think his talent will be used in the United States someday. He wanted him to have big dreams while watching Grinke.”
Meanwhile, Coach Rosado was appointed as the bullpen coach of the New York Mets of Major League Baseball on June 6. He joins the Mets’ coaching staff, 사설토토 which is rebuilding under new manager Carlos Mendoza. In the future, if Moon Dong-ju makes it to the major leagues, he may be able to meet Coach Rosado.