Top Korean Pitcher Suk-Min Yoon Will Not Be Posted

NOVEMBER 16th: Yoon has decided to remain with the Kia Tigers for the 2012 season, according to reports out of Korea (link in Korean).

NOVEMBER 8th: Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon has hired agent Scott Boras and may be posted in time to spend the 2012 season with a Major League team, according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. Yoon is the reigning MVP of the Korean Baseball Organization and played in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Boras says he’ll speak with Yoon about entering the posting system. If the 25-year-old decides against the posting system, he’d hit free agency a year from now. Yoon, who throws a 93 mph fastball with a slider and a change, posted a 2.45 ERA with 9.3 K/9 in 172 1/3 innings for the Kia Tigers this season. 

Boras also represents 24-year-old left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu, who posted a 3.36 ERA in 126 innings in Korea this past season. Ryu “can post before next season and would hit free agency in 2014,” Passan writes.


13 Responses to Top Korean Pitcher Suk-Min Yoon Will Not Be Posted Leave a Reply

  1. $7562574 4 years ago

    that shucks. i was hoping the angels would sign him.

  2. Salmon4Coach 4 years ago

    lol 100 Math calculations that was funny!

  3. Well that Suks.

  4. mister_rob 4 years ago

    I think the Jacksonville airport Avis stuck me with a Kia Tiger once.

    not too impressive

  5. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    Why would he want to go back to Korea to get Kia? We have plenty of Kia’s here…

  6. hallwagner 4 years ago

    this guy managed greater than a 3.00 ERA pitching in korea…..yea that’s gonna equal success in the mlb…

    • AnJrue 4 years ago

      He dominated against Cuba, Venezuela and the US in the 2009 WBC and 2010 summer olympics.  He would have been a solid 2 or 3 in any rotation

      • hallwagner 4 years ago

        doubt it, those teams are basically high A ball teams. when you are trying to evaluate a prospect you look for dominance. this guy has been merely slightly above average pitching against what are basically high A ball teams

        • AnJrue 4 years ago

          then how do you explain those “high A ball teams” forming a national team that consistently is in the top 3 in the world

  7. tacko 4 years ago

    In Korea (and other Asian countries), it’s last name first and then first name. But yeah, his name would be said as Yoon Suk-Min, not Min Yoon Suk as grownice posted.

  8. craigkimbrelfan 4 years ago

    ooohhhh…original asian crack.  loser.

    • Slopeboy 4 years ago

      You’d be a happier Troll if you took the bug out your A**!!

  9. NYPOTENCE 4 years ago

    Ha ha good one, took me awhile to get that one. LOL

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