‘LG’s last stolen base king’ Lee Dae-hyung

SPOTV commentator Lee Dae-hyung (이대형), the last stolen base king produced by the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization, feels a special emotion when he looks at Shin Min-jae (27).

“Considering team colors, Asian Games variables, etc., it seems likely that Shin Min-jae will top the stolen base list,” said Lee, who met with the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 31st. “I have to be fair when commentating, but I support Shin Min-jae’s challenge to become the stolen base king.”

Shin became the first player in the KBO to reach 30 stolen bases this season.

This is the first time in 10 years that an LG player has stolen 30 or more bases in a single season since Oh Ji-hwan (30) in 2013.

If Shin continues to aggressively steal bases the rest of the season, he will become the first LG player to steal a base in 13 years, since commentator Lee Dae-hyung in 2010.

Shin Min-jae is a player with an epic story.

After graduating from Incheon High School in 2015, he was not drafted by a professional team due to his rather small size (171 centimeters tall and 67 kilograms).

After joining Doosan as a developmental player, Shin never made it to the first team and was transferred to LG in November 2017 through the second round of the draft.

He made his first first-team appearance in 2019, and his role was that of a “pinch-runner” who was on the field for short periods of time.

This year, he was also named to the opening roster, but didn’t get his first at-bat until April 28.

In late May, Yeom began using Shin Min-jae as a second baseman. He showed a talent for hitting and entered the competition for the starting second base position.

Now that he’s gotten his chance, he’s looking to win an individual title.

Behind Shin, Jeong Soo-bin (Doosan) is second in the category with 26 stolen bases. Park Chan-ho (KIA Tigers), the two-time stolen base champion in 2019 and 2022, and Kim Hye-sung (Kiwoom Heroes), the 2021 stolen base leader, are tied for third with 22.

“Shin Min-jae is the player who is most actively trying to steal bases right now,” said Lee, predicting that he will break through the competition to win his first individual title.

“I also played as a pinch-runner for four seasons. I didn’t want to stay a pinch-hitter, so I became a starter by utilizing my main weapon, running, and compensating for my weakness, hitting.” “Shin Min-jae followed a similar path to me,” he said. If he wins the title of ‘LG’s stolen base king after Lee Dae-hyung,’ I will be proud,” he laughed.

LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop also hopes that Shin will become the No. 1 stealer.

“I want our players to win as many individual titles as possible,” Yoon said, “and I hope that Shin Min-jae will do her best in every game like she is now and win the title.” 토토사이트

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