KBO Name Changes – Inactive/Former 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)

Oh Ju-won (오주원)
#15 - P - LHP

Oh Jae-young (오재영)

Moon Kyu-hyun (문규현)
#77 - SS - RHH

Moon Jae-hwa (문재화)

Kim Byung-hyun (김병현)
#45 - P - RHP

Kim Byung-hyun (김병현)

Jang Min-seok (장민석)
#53 - OF - LHH

Jang Ki-young (장기영)

Sin Seung-hyoun (신승현)
#37 - P - RHP

Kim Myeong-wan (김명완)

Park Jong-yoon (박종윤)
#36 - IF - LHH

Park Seung-jong (박승종)

Kim Tae-young (김태영)
#08 - P - RHP

Kim Sang-hyun (김상현)

Kim Se-hyun (김세현)
#33 - P - RHP

Kim Young-min (김영민)

Jun Yu-soo (전유수)
#31 - P - RHP

Jeon Seung-yoon (전승윤)

Park Joon-seo (박준서)
#7 - IF - LHH

Park Nam-seop (박남섭)

Jo Hyun-woo (조현우)
#59 - P - LHP

Jo Hyun-myung (조현명)

Jung Hyun-suk (정현석)
#5 - OF - RHH

Jung Hyung-soon (정형순)

Kang Kyung-hak (강경학)
#14 - IF - LHH

Kang Si-hak (강시학)

Kim Geon-han (김건한)
#49 - P - RHP

Kim Hee-geol (김희걸)

Lee Woo-min (이우민)
#75 - LF - LHH

Lee Seung-hwa (이승화)

Yoon Yo-sup (윤요섭)
#82 - C - RHH

Yoon Sang-kyun (윤상균)

Baek Jin-woo (백진우)
#56 - OF - RHH

Baek Chang-soo (백창수)

Kim Geon-tae (김건태)
#24 - P - RHP

Kim Jung-hoon (김정훈)

Lee Si-chan (이시찬)
#53 - IF - RHH

Lee Hak-jun (이학준)

Ko Jang-hyeok (고장혁)
#52 - IF - SHH

Ko Young-woo (고영우)

Jun Min-su (전민수)
#35 - OF - LHH

Jeon Dong-su (전동수)

Shim Soo-chang (심수창)
#67 - P - RHP

Shim Soo-chang (심수창)

Park Geun-hong (박근홍)
#61 - P - LHP

Park Jung-tae (박정태)

No Geon-woo (노건우)
#37 - P - LHP

No Sung-ho (노성호)

Kim Jae-yul (김재율)
#16 - IF - RHH

Kim Nam-seok (김남석)

Jo Seong-woon (조성운)
#13 - P - RHP

Jo Duk-gil (조덕길)

Kim Ji-yul (김지열)
#3 - OF - RHH

Kim Sa-yeon (김사연)

Byeon Si-won (변시원)
#66 - P - RHP

Byun Jin-soo (변진수)

Kim Ji-sung (김지성)
#53 - IF - RHH

Kim Young-gwan (김영관)

Jung Jae-won (정재원)
#12 - P - RHP

Chung Jong-min (종종민)

Kim Dong-wook (김동욱)
#33 - IF - RHH

Kim Dong-myeong (김동명)

Yoon Hae-jin (윤해진)
#81 - IF - RHH

Yoon Wan-ju (윤완주)

Jang Si-yun (장시윤)
#44 - IF - RHH

Jang Chae-hwan (장채환)

Baek Dong-hoon (백동훈)
#49 - OF - RHH

Baek Min-gi (백민기)

Min Tae-ho (민태호)
#17 - P - LHP

Min Sung-gi (민성기)

Kang Ro-han (강로한)
#54 - OF - LHH

Kang Dong-su (강동수)

Baek Chung-hoon (백청훈)
#52 - P - RHP

Baek In-sik (백인식)

Park Dong-wook (박건우)
#19 - P - RHP

Park Dong-wook (박동욱)

Hwang Dong-chae (황동채)
#39 - OF - RHH

Hwang Seong-yong (황성용)

Ryu Won-suk (류원석)
#61 - P - RHP

Yoo Won-suk (유원석)

Kim Do-hyeon (김도현)
#11 - P - RHP

Kim Ee-whan (김이환)

Oh Jae-pil (오재필)
#8 - OF - RHH

Oh Seung-taek (오승택)

Kim Joo-hyun (김주현)
#50 - OF - RHH

Kim Dong-hyun (김동현)

Kang Jang-san (강장산)
#57 - P - RHP

Kang Byung-wan (강병완)

Jeon Ru-geon (전루건)
#14 - P - RHP

Jeon Chang-min (전창민)

Lee Si-won (이시원)
#13 - OF - LHH

Lee Dong-hun (이동훈)

Park Seon-woo (박선우)
#45 - P - RHP

Park Jong-mu (박종무)

An Hyeon-jun (안현준)
#49 - P - RHP

Ahn Sang-bin (안상빈)

Kim Dan-woo (김단우)
#109 - P - RHP

Kim Dae-hyun (김대현)

Park Si-yun (박시윤)
#67 - P - LHP

Park Jae-yeong (박재영)

Kim Dae-han (김대한)
#38 - P - RHP

Kim Dong-eun (김동은)

Kim Dong-eun (김동은)
#3 - IF - RHH

Kim Sun-min (김선민)

Choi Woo-jae (최우재)
#24 - OF - LHH

Choi Sang-in (최상인)

Choi Su-ho (최수호)
#19 - P - RHP

Choi Jae-seong (최재성)

Kim Kyeol-eui (김결의)
#102 - C - RHH

Kim Yoong (김융)

Kim Tae-wook (김태욱)
#14 - P - LHP

Kim Byung-hyun (김병현)

Yang Ji-yul (양지율)
#55 - P - RHP

Yang Ki-hyun (양기현)

Lee Min-hyuk (이민혁)
#62 - P - RHP

Lee Jae-min (이재민)

Moon Soo-ho (문수호)
#30 - P - LHP

Moon Hyeon-jeong (문현정)

Kim Eun-sung (김은성)
#37 - IF - RHH

Kim Su-san (김수산)

Jeon Woo-yeop (전우엽)
#02 - P - RHP

Jeon Tae-hyun (전태현)

Lim Ji-han (임지한)
#0 - OF - RHH

Lim Sung-jae (임성재)

Park Seo-jun (박서준)
#69 - P - RHP

Park Sang-ok (박상옥)

Baek Jae-yeop (백재엽)
#013 - IF - LHH

Baek Se-woong (백세웅)

Kim Ju-won (김주원)
#26 - P - LHP

Kim Min-sik (김민식)

Kim Min-jun (김민준)
#31 - IF - RHH

Kim Woong-rae (김웅래)

Kim Gyeong-min (김경민)
#113 - OF - LHH

Kim Gyeong-min (김경민)

Oh Soo-ho (오수호)
#30 - P - RHP

Oh Byung-il (오병일)

Na Jun-seong (라준성)
#113 - IF - RHH

Ra Jun-seong (라준성)

Han Dae-gyeom (한대겸)
#105 - P - LHP

Han Seung-hoon (한승훈)

Lee Gu-reum (이구름)
#100 - P - LHP

Lee Sung-wook (이성욱)

Kim Seung-hoo (김승후)
#91 - IF - LHH

Kim Jin-yeong (김진영)

Jang Shi-ha (장시하)
#9 - OF - RHH

Jang Shi-hwan (장시환)

Lee Chan-gun (이찬건)
#12 - IF - LHH

Lee Seok-hun (이석훈)

Lee Ji-mo (이지모)
#61 - P - RHP

Lee Joon-hwi (이준휘)

Bae Ji-hwan (배준빈)
#108 - P - LHP

Bae Joon-bin (배준빈)

Yang Gu-ryeol (양구렬)
#42 - IF - RHH

Yang Gu-ryeol (양구렬)

Jung Jin (정진)
#1 - P - RHP

Jung Sung-gi (정성기)

Jo Tae-jin (조성진)
#110 - P - LHP

Jo Sung-jin (조성진)

Hyun Do-hoon (현도훈)
#54 - P - RHP

Hyun Ki-hyung (현기형)

Nick Kingham (킹험)
#20 - P - RHP

Nick Kingham (킹엄)

Josh Bell (조쉬벨)
#00 - 3B - SHH

Josh Bell (벨)

Eric Hacker (해커)
#00 - P - RHP

Eric Hacker (에릭)

Ryu Ji-hyun (류지현)
#6 - - HH

Yoo Ji-hyun (유지현)