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.


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13 Comments on "Top Korean Pitcher Suk-Min Yoon Will Not Be Posted"


$7562574
3 years 9 months ago

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

Salmon4Coach
3 years 9 months ago

lol 100 Math calculations that was funny!

3 years 9 months ago

Well that Suks.

mister_rob
3 years 9 months ago

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

not too impressive

NYBravosFan10
3 years 9 months ago

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

hallwagner
3 years 9 months ago

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

AnJrue
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months 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

tacko
3 years 9 months 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.

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 9 months ago

ooohhhh…original asian crack.  loser.

Slopeboy
3 years 9 months ago

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

NYPOTENCE
3 years 9 months ago

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