Shin Min-jae, a right-handed and left-handed infielder from Incheon High School, joined Doosan as a training player in 2015 without being nominated in the rookie draft. In Doosan, he played 95 games in the Futures League for two years from 2015 to 2016, but there was no first-team opportunity. In November 2017, when he was a public service agent, he was selected by LG in the 3rd round of the KBO 2nd draft and moved the team.
Shin Min-jae, who made his first-team debut at 메이저사이트 LG in 2019 after being discharged, started only 21 out of 195 games until last year. He is mainly put in as an agent specializing in large runners, and as a utility player who moves between 6 positions in the infield and outfield, excluding first base, he has thoroughly played only a supporting role. As of the 5th, he has stolen bases 24 times and is leading the way in this category. His batting average of 3.2 3s (43-for-133) with 12 RBI and 27 runs scored is his best season since his pro debut.
Regarding Shin Min-jae, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “He is a worthy mainstay of our team. If Shin Min-jae, who is considered LG’s hit product this season, ranks first in stolen bases and achieves a batting average of 30%, he will be able to win the Golden Glove.” It will be the most unforgettable year. It is a time that changes the life of baseball.”
He emphasized that he should always keep a desperate heart for Shin Min-jae, who had risen to stardom. “I don’t know how many years Shin Min-jae will become the main player and continue his career as a player for several years, but he must keep his heart in the future at last year. If he keeps that mind until the day he quits baseball, he can keep his place. Taking a seat is a professional”.
In the baseball coach Yeom Kyung-yeop pursues, a runner-up agent is absolutely necessary. Yoo Jae-shin during the Nexen Command Tower is a representative example. He said, “I told Shin Min-jae, ‘You are the first team unconditionally and you are an essential player in the baseball I pursue. The psychological pressure of failing to steal is very great. My role is to help you shake off the burden on your mind.”
He also added, “I told Shin Min-jae, ‘Like Jeong Soo-bin, I can start as a major runner and become a main player.’
Manager Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “Shin Min-jae’s performance is a great happiness for me too. Because he is still young, he can play an active role as a key player for 6-7 years. “he said.
He also did not forget the advice that you have to be a good person before you are a good player. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “You must always be sincere. You have to be a sincere and hard-working player like Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres), but no one can talk about it, but you shouldn’t be hated. I’m making a good image. He emphasized that his popularity is decreasing and his value in the FA market will inevitably decrease even if he is good at baseball. It is important for the coaching staff to create a player’s image. It is the coaching staff’s role to create a player’s value.”