Shin Jung-rak

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Shin Jung-rak
LG Twins – No. 31
Relief pitcher
Born: (1987-05-13) May 13, 1987 (age 29)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
KBO debut
March 27, 2010, LG Twins
Shin Jung-rak
Hangul 신정락
Hanja 申政洛
Revised Romanization Sin Jeongnak
McCune–Reischauer Sin Chŏngnak
This is a Korean name; the family name is Shin.

Shin Jung-rak (Hangul: 신정락, Hanja: 申政洛; born May 13, 1987 in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do) is a South Korean relief pitcher who plays for the LG Twins in the Korea Baseball Organization. He bats and throws right-handed. Shin has an unorthodox style of sidearm delivery with a low-to-mid-90s fastball and a hard slider with extreme downward movement.

Amateur career[edit]

Shin attended Bugil High School in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do.

Upon graduation from high school in 2006, he entered Korea University in Seoul. During his three-year college career at Korea University, Shin twice helped his team reach the final of the college national championship. His best collegiate season came in 2009, which he finished with a 6–2 record, a 1.32 ERA and three saves as a starter and closer, and was named MVP of the national championship tournament. That year, Shin was selected as a member of the South Korea national baseball team and competed in the Asian Baseball Championship held in Sapporo, Japan.

Notable international careers[edit]

Year Venue Competition Team Individual Note
2009  Japan Asian Baseball Championship Bronze medal icon.svg 1–0; 1.59 ERA (1 G, 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 7 K)

Pro career[edit]

After his senior year at Korea University Shin, who did not allow any home run during his collegiate years, was drafted with the first overall pick of the 2010 KBO Draft by the LG Twins. He made his pro league debut on March 27, 2010 against the Samsung Lions. In that game, Shin got his first hold, tossing 0.1 innings of perfect relief.

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