The ‘midwife’ who made Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) one of the best infielders in the American Major League (MLB). One of them is San Francisco Giants coach Bob Melvin (62).Coach Melvin took the baton in San Diego in 2022 and gave Kim Ha-seong unwavering trust, helping him make a soft landing in the big league.Lee Jeong-hoo (25), who signed a huge six-year contract with San Francisco worth a total of $113 million, or about 147.4 billion won in Korean money, is ‘patient’ The fact that Coach Melvin is waiting for you is nothing short of luck.On the 17th, The Athletic, an American sports media outlet, said in an article predicting Lee Jeong-hoo’s chances of MLB success, “The leader who guaranteed Kim Ha-seong’s playing time is Manager Melvin, who is currently in charge of San Francisco. He also put forward the prediction, “This will be advantageous to Lee Jeong-hoo.”Coach Melvin, who was a catcher during his career, was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the first round, number 2 overall, in 1981.
As a player, he did not shine much, moving around 7 clubs over a total of 10 seasons in the major leagues, leaving behind a batting average of 0.233, 35 home runs, 456 hits, and 212 RBIs. Although he had the occasional long hit and strong arm as a catcher, he never played more than 100 games in a season and mainly played as a backup catcher.Coach Melvin’s true talent was revealed in earnest after he became a leader.After working as a scout, bench coach, and assistant to the general manager, he took charge of the Seattle Mariners in 2003 and began his career as a major league manager.Afterwards, he served as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics before taking charge of San Diego in 2022.In San Diego, he became known to domestic MLB fans as the coach who raised Kim Ha-seong.Ha-Seong Kim, who had a batting average of only 0.202 in 117 games in 2021, his first year in the big leagues, was in danger of losing his position, but Manager Melvin showed strong trust in Ha-Seong Kim by entrusting him with the 온라인카지노 starting shortstop position in 2022.