Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Trade? During the Season? Believe it or not..

Nexen and Lotte have agreed to a deal. Nexen will send Hwang Jae-gyun to Lotte in exchange for Kim Min-seong and Kim Su-hwa.

Hwang is a 23-year old third baseman/shortstop. He was in his fourth season with the Heroes/Nexen/Hyundai. Hwang is carrying a .225/.315/.290 slash line in 169 at bats. He's poked out two homers and stolen twelve bases. Hwang enjoyed a breakout season last year when he blasted 18 homers and stole 30 bases while hitting .284.

Kim Min-seong is a 22-year old middle infielder that has yet to really distinguish himself in a Lotte uniform. In 2009 he appeared in 114 games and posted a .248/.349/.336 slash line. He didn't really do much in the speed or power department. He's only had 86 at bats this year.

Kim Su-hwa is a 24-year old righty who has spent time in both the Lotte bullpen and rotation, but he hasn't appeared in a KBO game since 2006. I'm guessing he's been doing his service time. When he was last seen in the KBO he had a 1.82 WHIP, a 7.55 ERA and 1-9 record. Sounds like he fits in with Nexen's team concept.

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