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Lotte interested in signing Tae-Gyun Kim

by on Nov.10, 2009 @ 12:38 pm, under NPB

The Chiba Lotte Marines have decided to go after Tae-Gyun Kim of Hanwha Eagles out of the KBO.

Kim hit a home run off Daisuke Matsuzaka during the WBC this season and batted.345 with 3 home runs and 11 RBI.

Said a team official, "He's a tough competitor and he's got plenty of power.  He's also got a good glove at first."

Kim's contract for the 2009 season was worth 33.6M yen and it will likely cost the club upwards of 150M yen in order to sign him.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB SH/SF BB HBP SO GIDP ERR BA SLG OBP
2001 88 245 51 82 13 2 20 54 2 0 40 4 72 4 3 0.335 0.649 0.436
2002 105 298 25 76 11 0 7 34 2 3 41 2 103 13 11 0.255 0.362 0.347
2003 133 479 67 153 24 2 31 95 3 6 79 9 106 13 6 0.319 0.572 0.424
2004 129 473 76 153 26 1 23 106 2 7 70 6 99 11 7 0.323 0.529 0.412
2005 124 461 73 146 33 2 23 100 3 2 60 6 73 20 5 0.317 0.547 0.401
2006 124 423 66 123 27 0 13 73 2 0 82 2 89 18 3 0.291 0.447 0.405
2007 118 393 62 114 13 0 21 85 2 0 90 2 70 13 4 0.290 0.483 0.420
2008 115 410 81 133 27 1 31 92 2 5 64 5 67 8 3 0.324 0.622 0.417
2009 95 336 63 111 15 0 19 62 0 2 45 6 71 12 1 0.330 0.545 0.416
Totals 1031 3518 564 1091 189 8 188 701 18 35 571 42 750 112 43 0.310 0.529 0.410