“In my dream, I want to be a GG second baseman,” Shin Min-jae proves that there is a reason for the desire.
The commander in chief can’t stop praising. This is the story of Shin Min-jae (27), who has made the leap to second base.
Manager Yoon Kyung-yeop places great importance on the center line, which runs from catcher, second baseman, shortstop, and center fielder. His theory is that the stronger this line is, the stronger the team will be and the stronger the batting lineup will be.
LG’s hole has been at second base. Several candidates have passed through, but no one has really stuck.
But this year, the right man came out of nowhere. Shin Min-jae. Playing as a pinch-hitter, Shin didn’t miss the opportunity that came his way.
With his offense, defense, and quick feet, he was all over the field. That’s how he caught the eye of coach Yeom Kyung-yup.
In the previous day’s game against Kiwoom, he went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs, including his first career triple.
Coach Yoon Kyung-yup said, “Shin Min-jae is getting better with each game. He has been struggling a lot with coach Kim Il-kyung, but he adapted quickly. I’m still working on the basics (practice). I’m looking forward to next year more than this year. I think I will grow even more,” he smiled.
The commander’s praise didn’t end there. He thinks he could even become a Golden Glove second baseman.
“In my dream, I want to make him a Golden Glover,” he said, “and if he’s a stolen base champion and has a triple slugging percentage, it’s worth a try.
“If he (Shin) grows like this, the team will have a huge resource. The center field will be much better. If the center four are good, the batting lineup will be strong. You have to have either power or speed.”
The coach’s praise is well-deserved.
Minjae Shin continued to excel in the offense. She started at second base and went 3-for-6 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored in the team’s 17-8 win.
In the bottom of the first inning, he led off with a single to right field. Kim Dong-gyu’s first pitch was a single. He then stole second on Kim’s single and advanced to third on a wild pitch. He scored on Austin’s sacrifice fly.
Shin Min-jae recorded an RBI in his second at-bat. He singled up the middle to put runners on first and second and stole second, completing a multi-hit, two-steal game in just two at-bats.스포츠토토
In the bottom of the third inning, he scored on an infield single to make it a three-hit game. It was his second three-hit game of the season since June 28 against SSG. This time, he came home on Austin’s single.
The defense was also good. The highlight came in the sixth inning. She quickly chased down a line drive to center field from leadoff hitter Kim Hye-sung, slid and backhanded it to first base, then got up and threw to first. It was enough to draw applause from the fans lining the first base side.
With this game, Shin is now batting .333 with 49 hits, 17 doubles, 27 RBIs, 30 runs scored, a .391 OPS and a .745 slugging percentage in 82 games.
Now a solid second baseman, Shin’s performance has helped LG solidify its dominance at the top of the order.