Looking at the KBO league batting leaderboard in July, it is a surprise twist.
The hitter with the highest batting average in the July league is LG Shin Min-jae. Shin Min-jae beat Lee Jung-hoo of Kiwoom to second place with a high batting average of close to 50% in July and took first place. Shin Min-jae, who started the season as a runner-up and is now the starting second baseman, is continuing his amazing performance.
LG played its first game of the second half against SSG at Jamsil Stadium on the 21st. Shin Min-jae was omitted from the starting lineup as LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop appointed right-handed hitters Lee Jae-won and Son Ho-young against SSG left-hander starter Kim Kwang-hyun.
Shin Min-jae came out as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning, trailing 4-6, and put pressure on opposing closer pitcher Seo Jin-yong by getting on base with a hit in the middle left. He set a foothold for the pursuit, but was out on second base as shortstop Park Seong-han caught Hong Chang-ki’s hit ball between third baseman and shortstop from Musa 1st base.
Shin Min-jae recorded 10 hits in 21 at-bats in 8 games in July and a batting average of .476. His on-base percentage is .522. Although LG has fewer games in July due to a lot of cancellations due to rain, it ranks first in batting average in July. ‘Baseball Genius’ Lee Jung-hoo is second with 20 hits in 46 at-bats and a batting average of .435.메이저놀이터
Shin Min-jae’s batting average in the last 10 games is over 50%. He is on a runaway with a 10-game hitting streak and a 10-for-5 (14 hits in 27 at-bats). I was motivated by playing as the main player in the second baseman position in the large runner role, and I continue to have a good hitting feeling.
Shin Min-jae joined Doosan as a foster player in 2015 and transferred to LG through the second draft in November 2018. At the time, LG nominated Shin Min-jae for his quick feet.
After completing his military service, he made his first-team debut in an LG uniform in 2019, and played mainly as a runner-up and a runner-up. He played in 195 games until last year, with 30 career hits (163 at-bats).
Shin Min-jae played in 67 games this season and recorded a batting average of .406 with 7 RBIs, 24 points, and 21 stolen bases (34 hits in 97 at-bats). Stealing base is tied for first place with Kiwoom Kim Hye-seong. He has more hits (34) in the four months this season than he has recorded in the past four years (30).
Shin Min-jae, who started the season as a major runner, had only one at-bat opportunity in April. As he was given a chance to play as a second baseman from the end of May, his hitting opportunities also increased. In mid-May, Seo Kun-chang went down to the second team due to poor performance, and Kim Min-seong, who played an active role not only as second base but also as an infield utility, was put on the injured list with a hamstring injury in early July, and Shin Min-jae became the starting second baseman.
He plays the same role as a table setter in the lower batting order, with his quick feet stealing ability, his ability to carry out operations with fewer double hits as a left-handed hitter, and his striking ability that has improved beyond recognition along with a more stable defense.
Director Yeom praised, “Min-jae Shin is doing more than 90% of his role in the ninth batting order.” LG’s second baseman has been a concern for several years. In 2018 and 2019, Joo-Hyun Jung was the main player, but there was a sense of disappointment in the offense. Shin Min-jae is relieving LG’s second baseman’s worries