Shim Jeong-soo’s son, Kevin Shim, was named by the Arizona Major League Baseball team to challenge his father’s dream.토토사이트
Kevin, who played at the University of San Diego, was selected by Arizona with the 148th overall pick in the 5th round of the major league draft held at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington, USA on the 11th (Korean time).
MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, said, “Kevin Shim is the son of ‘Hercules’. Shim Jeong-soo, the father of Kevin Sim, hit 300 homers in 15 KBO seasons. Shim Jeong-soo’s son has the opportunity to continue his career in the United States, just as his father did in Korea.”
Shim Jeong-soo made his debut at OB (currently Doosan) in 1994 and played for Hyundai (currently Kiwoom) and Samsung, recording a batting average of 0.287, 328 home runs, 1451 hits, 1029 RBIs and 859 runs over 15 seasons. During his active career, he hit many home runs with overflowing power and was called ‘Heraclase’.
MLB.com said, “Shim Jeong-soo moved to San Diego with his family in 2009. Shim Jeong-soo wanted to find the best environment to realize the dreams of children who want to become baseball players. Shim Jeong-soo tried to make sure that the children had the talent to succeed on the field.”
Shim Jeong-soo also took on the challenge of the major leagues during his active career. He was invited to Miami’s spring training in the winter of 2003, but failed to secure his major league contract. Now Kevin Sim is following his father’s dream. MLB.com said, “Shim Jeong-soo now lives to see his son follow his dream. If Kevin Sim succeeds in the big leagues, it will be an inspiration to him, Shim Jeong-soo and all Korean Americans.”
Kevin Sim is a promising player selected for the West Coast Conference Player of the Week twice, the 2022 All-Conference First Team, and the 2023 All-Conference New Team while in college. In 2023 he had a .298 batting average, 13 homers, 40 RBIs, 44 runs scored and 9 stolen bases. In 2022, he had a . 292 batting average, 52 runs scored, 12 home runs, 57 RBIs, 52 runs scored, and 8 stolen bases. Kevin’s main position is third base, but he can also play first base, left fielder, and second base, and can play a variety of defensive positions.