“My father was nicknamed Hercules.”
Kevin Shim (21, San Diego State University), the son of Shim Jeong-soo (48), who was the KBO league’s representative home run hitter, is receiving special attention from the American media after being nominated for the major league rookie draft. On the 11th (Korean time), Kevin Sim was nominated by the Arizona Diamondbacks with 148th overall in the 5th round.
Kevin Sim is a right-handed corner infielder. He sees first and third base. In 38 NCAA games this season, he went 42 for 141 with a batting average of 0.298, 13 home runs, 40 RBIs, 44 points, 9 stolen bases, 0.401 slugging percentage, 0.624 OPS of 1.025. This is the best season since admission in 2021. After entering college, he hit 39 home runs in his career.
Burn City Sports focused on Kevin Shim on the 12th (Korean time). “The 0.993 fielding ratio is also impressive. He stood out in the infield. He also hit a long hit of over 400 feet at the draft combine, and hit a ball that hit the center of the bat on a hard hit.”
Kevin Shim will start challenging the major leagues in earnest from next year. Of course, it is possible to enter the major league only after passing through each stage of the minor league. However, it is an atmosphere that attracts attention from the American media because of his father Shim Jeong-soo. Shim Jeong-soo joined OB in 1994, went through Hyundai and played for Samsung until the 2008 season before retiring.메이저사이트
Shim Jeong-soo recorded a batting average of 0.287, 328 homers, 1029 RBIs and 859 runs in 1450 KBO games. He is the protagonist who had a historic home run race with Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop (56 home runs) in 2003 with 53 home runs. After his retirement, he moved to the United States with his family to run his business. In the end, his son, Kevin Sim, naturally came into contact with baseball in the United States and achieved the feat of being nominated by a major league club.
Burn City Sports said, “Kevin Shim’s father Shim Jeong-soo is a legend who hit 328 homers in the KBO League. He was given the title of Hercules when he was only twenty years old. He laughed at 53 home runs in 2003. He played a big role in getting to the top 10 (career) on the KBO home run list.”