A man who works miracles. LG Twins Shin Min-jae is having his best season since his professional debut. Shin Min-jae, who started as a training player for Doosan Bears in 2015 and moved to LG in 2019, became the first registered player. After that, Shin Min-jae, who mainly played as a runner-up agent, became an unexpected second baseman this year. His main position is an outfielder, but a spot was created at LG, which had a large vacancy at second base, and Shin Min-jae seized the opportunity. Since June, he has been making a turnaround season as a punching infielder, no longer a runner-up agent.
Shin Min-jae’s performance this season was a batting average of 333 in 82 games (49 hits in 147 at-bats). In particular, he stole 27 bases, ranking first in the league in stolen bases. The competition with Su-bin Su (Doosan) and Hye-seong Kim (Kiwoom) is tight, but Min-jae Shin is one step ahead. Shin Min-jae, who added two stolen bases in the match against Kiwoom in Jamsil on the 13th, is the number one stolen base ahead of Sue-bin Jeong by one car. Subin Jeong also added two on the same day, but the 1st and 2nd places did not change.
The second base defense is also getting more and more stable. Manager Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “I still have to do more basic skills, and I’m still doing a lot of defensive training. 안전놀이터 But he is adapting well in a short amount of time.” At the same time, he secretly revealed his greed as a director looking at Shin Min-jae. Director Yeom said, “My dream is to make Min-jae win the Golden Glove.
Currently, the main second baseman contenders for each club are Joo-Hwan Choi (SSG), Hye-Sung Kim (Kiwoom), Chi-Hong An (Lotte), Min-Woo Park (NC), Kyung-Soo Park (KT), and Sun-Bin Kim (KIA). Kim Hye-seong, who won the Golden Glove at second baseman last year, is showing good results this year as well. Of course, as the award is decided by the vote of media officials, the key is who will show how influential they are by the end of the season.
Shin Min-jae’s growth itself can be a source of nourishment for LG, rather than simply winning an award. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop praised Shin Min-jae’s development, emphasizing, “Once you grow like this, the team will have tremendous resources in the center line. In order for the team’s batting order to be strong, four center line players must be strong.”