KBO Name Changes – Active Players

One unusual feature of Korean baseball is that every year, a handful of under-performing players will change their names, hoping to reinvent themselves, start over, or simply distance themselves from their past performances.

Current Name Former Name(s)

Son Ah-seop (손아섭)
#31 - RF - LHH

Son Gwang-min (손광민)

Park Kun-woo (박건우)
#37 - CF - RHH

Park Seung-jae (박승재)

Jin Hae-soo (진해수)
#21 - P - LHH

Jin Min-ho (진민호)

Oh Ju-won (오주원)
#15 - P - LHH

Oh Jae-young (오재영)

Han Yoo-seom (한유섬)
#35 - RF - LHH

Han Dong-min (한동민)

Choi Won-joon (최원준)
#61 - P - RHH

Choi Dong-hyun (최동현)

Jang Si-hwan (장시환)
#28 - P - RHH

Jang Hyo-hoon (장효훈)

Bae Jung-dae (배정대)
#27 - CF - RHH

Bae Byeong-ok (배병옥)

Jun Yu-soo (전유수)
#31 - P - LHH

Jeon Seung-yoon (전승윤)

Kim Tae-hoon (김태훈)
#17 - P - RHH

Kim Dong-jun (김동준)

Jang Min-je (장민재)
#36 - P - RHH

Jang Min-je (장민제)

Kang Kyung-hak (강경학)
#4 - IF - LHH

Kang Si-hak (강시학)

Oh Tae-gon (오태곤)
#24 - LF - RHH

Oh Seung-taek (오승택)

Kim Se-hyun (김세현)
#33 - P - RHH

Kim Young-min (김영민)

Kim Geon-tae (김건태)
#24 - P - RHH

Kim Jung-hoon (김정훈)

Kim Keon-kuk (김건국)
#42 - P - RHH

Kim Yong-seong (김용성)

Jun Min-su (전민수)
#35 - OF - LHH

Jeon Dong-su (전동수)

Lee Woo-chan (이우찬)
#37 - P - LHH

Lee Young-jae (이영재)

Jo Seong-woon (조성운)
#13 - P - RHH

Jo Duk-gil (조덕길)

Na Gyun-an (나균안)
#43 - P - RHH

Na Jong-deok (나종덕)

Byeon Si-won (변시원)
#63 - P - RHH

Byun Jin-soo (변진수)

Kang Ro-han (강로한)
#1 - OF - LHH

Kang Dong-su (강동수)

Baek Dong-hoon (백동훈)
#49 - CF - RHH

Baek Min-gi (백민기)

Ji Si-wan (지시완)
#33 - C - RHH

Ji Seong-jun (지성준)

Ryu Won-suk (류원석)
#28 - P - RHH

Yoo Won-suk (유원석)

Kang Tae-yul (강태율)
#27 - C - RHH

Kang Dong-kwan (강동관)

Kim Jae-yeol (김재열)
#61 - P - RHH

Kim Tae-seok (김태석)

An Hyeon-jun (안현준)
#49 - P - RHH

Ahn Sang-bin (안상빈)

Yoon Ho-sol (윤호솔)
#18 - P - RHH

Yoon Hyung-bae (윤형배)

Kim Gang-hyun (김강현)
#24 - C - LHH

Kim Ho-jun (김호준)

Kim Joo-on (김주온)
#57 - P - RHH

Kim Chan (김찬)

Kim Eun-sung (김은성)
#37 - IF - RHH

Kim Su-san (김수산)

Yoon Hyeong-jun (윤형준)
#28 - 1B - RHH

Yoon Dae-young (윤대영)

Hyun Do-hoon (현도훈)
#40 - P - LHH

Hyun Ki-hyung (현기형)

Nick Kingham (킹험)
#20 - P - RHH

Nick Kingham (킹엄)