LG Twins Moon Seong-joo had his first 100 million won salary in front of his eyes in this year’s annual salary renewal, but unfortunately it was canceled with a difference of 5 million won. Moon Seong-joo said, “It’s a bit unfortunate (an annual salary of 100 million won), but I’m grateful that I came all the way from 30 million won.”
Moon Seong-joo was nominated by LG with the 97th overall pick in the 2nd 10th round in the 2018 rookie draft and joined the team. His joining contract was 30 million won. Afterwards, he returned to the team after completing his military service and was called up to the first team in September of the 2021 season and played in 31 games. His last year, his annual salary was 42 million won.
Last year, Moon Seong-ju made a surprise performance, invigorating internal competition in the LG outfield. By August, he had a high batting average of 3.5 and competed for ‘outside batting king’. It was regrettable that he missed out due to an oblique muscle injury in June.
However, in September, he lost his sense of hitting rapidly. From September through the end of the season, he was sluggish with a batting average of 1.3 and 2. (7 hits in 53 at-bats). The season finished with a .303 (99 hits in 327 at-bats), an on-base percentage of .401, a slugging percentage of .422, and an OPS of .823.
Even though he posted good grades, he was a little more disappointed. Moon Seong-joo said, “Honestly, it seems that the fact that I was able to do well until the middle and not finish for a month at the end has a very big effect.” He did well from the beginning to the middle, but at the end of the month he couldn’t do it, so it seemed that he was a bit dangerous. He should have done well until the end, but that part is regrettable.”
This year’s annual salary is 95 million won. 100 million is less than 5 million won. When asked, ‘Is there any regret for the annual salary of 100 million won? It’s okay if you originally received 3,000 and came up to this point. I was disappointed at the end, so I didn’t know if I would upload it this much. I will try to get more with better grades this year.”
After last season, Moon Seong-joo wandered while contemplating the direction of hitting. He said, “I was worried about changing my batting form to hit a home run and hit a long hit, and I slightly modified my batting form in the off-season. He changed his hand position and did a lot of weight, but at camp, the manager and hitting coach said it was correct to go for average (batting average) rather than long hit, so it was sorted out.” 먹튀검증
He realized that he could hit a long hit with his strong speed and simple swing. Moon Sung-joo is a super backup. It is a role that is immediately put in when even one of the outfield (+ designated hitter) starting pitchers, Kim Hyun-soo, Hong Chang-ki, Park Hae-min, and Austin, is in poor condition or not.
Moon Seong-joo said, “The outfielders are almost national team members, so if I try even a little bit, I think the opportunity will come someday. When the opportunity comes, if you can’t grab it because you’re not ready, you can’t do it, so you have to work harder. I think that if I try to follow the hyungs’ toes, I will improve too, and I will try harder.”
Moon Seong-joo, who recorded a 30.3 league last year, said, “My goal is to do my best every time I go out this year to achieve a better batting average and performance than last year. I will work hard to pay 30%.”