‘LG’s last stolen base king’ Lee Dae-hyung “I support Shin Min-jae’s challenge to become the stolen base king”
SPOTV commentator Lee Dae-hyung (40), the last stolen base king produced by professional baseball’s LG Twins,
feels a special feeling while looking at Shin Min-jae (27).
Commissioner Lee Dae-hyung, who met at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 31st when LG and Doosan Bears face off, said, “Considering team colors, Asian Games variables, etc.,
it seems highly likely that Shin Min-jae will take first place in stolen bases.”
He added, “We must be fair when commentating,
but Shin Min-jae’s “I support the challenge to become the stolen base king,” he said.
Shin Min-jae was the first to steal 30 bases in the KBO League this season. 온라인카지노
It has been 10 years since Oh Ji-hwan (30 steals) in 2013 that an LG player recorded more than 30 stolen bases in a single season.
If Shin Min-jae actively pursues the next base for the remainder of the season,
the ‘King of stolen bases from LG’ will be born 13 years after commentator Dae-hyung Lee in 2010.
Shin Min-jae is a player with a ‘narrative’.
In 2015, when he graduated from Incheon High School,
he was not appointed to a professional team due to his rather small stature (171 cm tall, 67 kg weight).
Shin Min-jae, who joined Doosan as a training player,
was transferred to LG through the second draft in November 2017 without ever stepping foot on the first team stage.
When he stood on the first team stage for the first time in 2019,
his role was that of a ‘pinch runner’ who stood on the ground for a short moment.
He was named in the opening lineup again this year,
but did not get to bat for the first time until April 28th.
Manager Yeom Kyung-yeop began using Shin Min-jae as second baseman in late May.
Shin Min-jae also showed talent in hitting and entered the competition for the starting second baseman position.
Seizing the opportunity, Shin Min-jae now challenges to win his individual title.
Following Shin Min-jae, Su-bin Jeong (Doosan) ranks second in this category with 26 stolen bases.
Park Chan-ho (KIA Tigers), who was the stolen base king twice in 2019 and 2022,
Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom Heroes), who ranked first in stolen bases in 2021, tied for third place with 22.
Commissioner Lee Dae-hyung said, “Currently, the player who is most actively trying to steal bases is Shin Min-jae,”
predicted that Shin Min-jae will overcome competition from other players and win his first personal title.
He said, “I also played as a pinch runner for 4 seasons.
In order not to remain as a pinch runner,
I became a starting player by utilizing my main weapon, my power, and improving my weak point, hitting.
Shin Min-jae also followed a similar path as me. Shin Min-jae said, ‘After Lee Dae-hyung,
LG “If I win the title of ‘King of Stolen Bases,’ I will be proud,” he said with a smile.
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop also expects Shin Min-jae to become the number one stolen base player.
Coach Yeom said, “I hope our team’s players win as many individual titles as possible,” and added,
“I hope Shin Min-jae does his best in every game like he does now and wins the title.”