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 - RF - 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)

Kim Se-hyun (김세현)
#10 - P - RHH

Kim Young-min (김영민)

Jang Min-jae (장민재)
#36 - P - RHH

Jang Min-je (장민제)

Jang Shi-hwan (장시환)
#28 - P - RHH

Jang Hyo-hoon (장효훈)

Jeon Yoo-soo (전유수)
#31 - P - LHH

Jeon Seung-yoon (전승윤)

Oh Tae-gon (오태곤)
#24 - LF - RHH

Oh Seung-taek (오승택)

Kim Geon-tae (김건태)
#24 - P - RHH

Kim Jung-hoon (김정훈)

Kim Tae-hoon (김태훈)
#17 - P - RHH

Kim Dong-jun (김동준)

Kang Kyung-hak (강경학)
#14 - 2B - LHH

Kang Si-hak (강시학)

Lee Woo-chan (이우찬)
#37 - P - LHH

Lee Young-jae (이영재)

Choi Won-joon (최원준)
#61 - P - RHH

Choi Dong-won (최동원)

Kim Geon-guk (김건국)
#42 - P - RHH

Kim Yong-seong (김용성)

Baek Jin-woo (백진우)
#56 - OF - RHH

Baek Chang-soo (백창수)

Kang Lo-han (강로한)
#54 - OF - LHH

Kang Dong-su (강동수)

Ko Jang-hyuk (고장혁)
#52 - 3B - SHH

Ko Young-woo (고영우)

Byun Si-won (변시원)
#48 - P - RHH

Byun Jin-soo (변진수)

Jeon Min-su (전민수)
#15 - OF - LHH

Jeon Dong-su (전동수)

Bae Jeong-dae (배정대)
#27 - CF - RHH

Bae Byeong-ok (배병옥)

Na Gyun-an (나균안)
#27 - P - RHH

Na Jong-deok (나종덕)

Baek Cheong-hun (백청훈)
#52 - P - RHH

Baek In-sik (백인식)

Kang Jang-san (강장산)
#57 - P - RHH

Kang Byung-wan (강병완)

Lee Yoo-chan (이유찬)
#14 - SS - RHH

Lee Byung-hwi (이병휘)

Ryu Won-suk (류원석)
#39 - P - RHH

Yoo Won-suk (유원석)

Jo Sung-woon (조성운)
#35 - P - RHH

Jo Duk-gil (조덕길)

Yoon Ho-sol (윤호솔)
#59 - P - RHH

Yoon Hyung-bae (윤형배)

Park Seo-jun (박서준)
#69 - P - RHH

Park Sang-ok (박상옥)

Kim Jae-yeol (김재열)
#67 - P - RHH

Kim Tae-seok (김태석)

Kim Ju-on (김주온)
#57 - P - RHH

Kim Chan (김찬)