Thursday, March 2, 2017

Card of the Week: Min Byung-hun (Week 12)

Min Byung-hun (민병헌) is an outfielder for the back to back champion Doosan Bears. He typically plays right field, but he also spends some time in center during the season. Min was drafted by Doosan in 2006 in the second round and has spent his entire KBO career with Doosan. He also spent 2 seasons playing with the National Police Team in the Futures League from 2011 until 2013.

After returning from the Futures league in 2013, Min had his first KBO season with an average above 0.300. That season he batted 0.319 with 9 HR, 65 RBIs, and an OBP of 0.387. He has continued his over 0.300 average in every season since then with his career high coming in 2014 at 0.345.

In this past season he finished with an average of 0.325 and career highs in HR (16), RBI (87), and OBP (0.396). He was also named the MVP during the 2016 KBO All-star Game. During that game he went 3 for 3 with one walk and 2 HR. He is best known for his near flawless play in the outfield, having only committed 7 errors in 10 KBO seasons, and his arm strength. He is also known as a player that can hit anywhere in the top half of the order. Right now he is playing with Team Korea in the WBC, which will start on March 6, 2017 at the Gocheok Dome in Seoul.

However, his 2018 season with Doosan will be in question since he has already announced he will enter into free agency.

I hope Doosan comes up with the money to keep him since I am a Doosan fan and he is also my favorite KBO player, but if they don't keep him I will still be a Min Byung-hun fan and a Doosan fan.

2014-15 Super Star Baseball Blue Edition - Super Auto (#'d 05/10)

Min Byung-hun Cheer Song (ABBA - Honey Honey)

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