Kevin Shim, the son of 300-homer Hercules in the Korean Baseball Organization, has officially turned pro.
Jim Callis, a reporter specializing in prospect news for MLB.com, reported that Kevin Shim signed a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks for $375,000 in the early morning hours of the 20th (KST).
The Diamondbacks had previously announced the signing of 16 draft picks, including Kevin, on the 19th. The team did not disclose the amount of the contract at the time.
Kevin Sim was drafted by Arizona. Photo by University of San Diego baseball on Twitter
Kevin was selected by the Diamondbacks in the fifth round, 148th overall, in last week’s Major League Baseball Draft.
The $375,000 signing bonus agreed to by the club is less than the $421,000 allocated to the 148th pick.토토사이트
In three seasons at the University of San Diego, Kevin appeared in 124 games, batting .285 with a .381 on-base percentage and .523 slugging percentage.
In 2023, his junior season, he batted .298 with a .401 on-base percentage, .624 slugging percentage, 13 home runs and 40 RBIs in 38 games.
Kalis said, “He had a great showing at the draft combine and is a power player. He can play all four corners (first base, third base, left field, and right field) and is the son of a KBO slugger.”