PHOENIX — Kevin Sim is the son of Hercules, and he’s using his strength to impress all the scouts at the MLB Draft Combine.
Sim led the Combine field in hard hits (15), sweet spots (16), hard hit plus sweet spots (13) and had the most hits over 400 feet (four) during his hitting showcase from Day 1 of workouts. At the University of San Diego, he hit .295 with 25 home runs and 97 RBIs over the past two seasons.토토총판
Kevin’s father, Chong Soo Shim, hit 300 home runs in his 15-year career in the KBO. His strength earned him the nickname Hercules, which was given to him by a local reporter when he was just 20 years old.카지노총판
His son now has the opportunity to carve his legacy in the United States, the same as his father did in South Korea.총판모집
“My dad has been there through everything – my youth career, high school to college,” Kevin said. “Being able to learn from him and pick his brain and work with him off the field and on the field. I’m super fortunate to have his skill set.”토토총판모집
In 2009, Shim moved his family to San Diego. His children, Jake, Kevin and Eric, have the Sim last name. During their relocation process to the United States, Shim said his father accidentally wrote out his children’s last name as Sim when he was filling out their passport application. It would’ve been difficult to make the name change, so they decided to keep Sim. 카지노총판모집
Shim wanted to make sure that his children were in the best position to make their baseball dreams come true, and also to take advantage of the educational opportunities that can come with playing the sport. He said that in South Korea, if you want to be a professional baseball player, you have to dedicate all your time to it. Basically, it’s a full-time job, even if you are just a teenager. He wanted to make sure his kids had the resources to succeed off the diamond as well.
“When we moved here from South Korea, [Kevin] went through middle school and high school, with good grades, even as a junior in college,” Shim said. “I like that kind of environment very much. As a person, he’ll learn more on and off the field. They’ll help the developing as a baseball player as well.”