Korean leaguers Cho Won-bin Choi Hyun-il Shim Jun-seok and Park Hyo-joon
The good news is that Korean prospects in the minor leagues of Major League Baseball are cruising.
The first to start the season is St. Louis’ Won Bin Cho, 20, who plays for Single-A Palm Beach. He struggled early in the season, with his batting average dipping into the teens, but as of June, he’s batting .281 with two home runs and 21 RBIs. He’s also stolen a whopping 14 bases. He had a great month of May, batting .338. He slowed down a bit in June with eight hits, but this is his first full season in the big leagues. Last year, he was late to the rookie league due to injury and was unable to play full-time.
The LA Dodgers’ Hyun-il Choi (23), who rejoined the team after rehabbing last year, has also started to make a comeback.
Back at High-Single-A Great Lakes since May, Choi has shown signs of health since his return, winning two straight games without allowing an earned run, and on June 6, the reigning Minor League Player of the Year made his first start, allowing one run in five innings. Currently, Choi has appeared in three games, going 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA.메이저사이트
Pittsburgh’s Shim Jun-seok, who declared for the major leagues last year while still at Duksugo, is experiencing the minors for the first time this year. He was assigned to the Rookie League and was not heard from for a while, but he made his professional debut on April 10 local time. His most impressive performance was a four-inning, eight-strikeout, no-hit shutout. A promotion to Single-A within the season is not out of the question if he is able to assess the Rookie League in a short amount of time.
Atlanta’s Hyo-Jun Park, 27, is playing at Triple-A, the highest level above them all. With the Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers, Park is batting .260 with two home runs and 14 RBIs as of June. While he’s still a long way from a major league promotion, he’s nonetheless the closest to the majors of the current crop of minor leaguers.