(Yonhap) – Kevin Shim (21, Korean name Shim Jong-hyun), the second son of “Herculean” Shim Jung-soo (48), has officially signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball for a contract worth $375,000 (about $474 million).
“Kevin Shim, the son of a KBO slugger, has good power and can play a variety of defensive positions,” MLB.com’s Jim Callis reported on Tuesday (June 20).
Kevin Shim was selected by Arizona in the fifth round (148th overall) of the MLB Draft on May 11.
The salary cap for that round is $421,000, and he signed for slightly less than that.
Kevin Shim is the second son of Jung-soo Shim, who hit 328 career home runs in the KBO.
After his retirement in 2009, he and his family settled in San Diego, California.
The University of San Diego right fielder batted .298 카지노사이트 with 13 home runs and 40 RBIs in 38 NCAA games this year.