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)

Moon Kyu-hyun (문규현)
#77 - SS - RHH

Moon Jae-hwa (문재화)

Jang Min-seok (장민석)
#53 - OF - LHH

Jang Ki-young (장기영)

Sin Seung-hyoun (신승현)
#37 - P - RHH

Kim Myeong-wan (김명완)

Park Jong-yoon (박종윤)
#36 - IF - LHH

Park Seung-jong (박승종)

Kim Tae-young (김태영)
#08 - P - RHH

Kim Sang-hyun (김상현)

Park Joon-seo (박준서)
#7 - IF - LHH

Park Nam-seop (박남섭)

Jung Hyun-suk (정현석)
#5 - OF - RHH

Jung Hyung-soon (정형순)

Lee Yu-chan (이유찬)
#11 - SS - RHH

Lee Byung-hwi (이병휘)

Lee Woo-min (이우민)
#75 - LF - LHH

Lee Seung-hwa (이승화)

Kim Geon-han (김건한)
#49 - P - RHH

Kim Hee-geol (김희걸)

Yoon Yo-sup (윤요섭)
#82 - C - RHH

Yoon Sang-kyun (윤상균)

Baek Jin-woo (백진우)
#56 - OF - RHH

Baek Chang-soo (백창수)

Lee Si-chan (이시찬)
#53 - IF - RHH

Lee Hak-jun (이학준)

Ko Jang-hyeok (고장혁)
#52 - IF - SHH

Ko Young-woo (고영우)

Park Geun-hong (박근홍)
#61 - P - LHH

Park Jung-tae (박정태)

Shim Soo-chang (심수창)
#67 - P - RHH

Shim Soo-chang (심수창)

Kim Jae-yul (김재율)
#16 - IF - RHH

Kim Nam-seok (김남석)

Jung Jae-won (정재원)
#12 - P - RHH

Chung Jong-min (종종민)

Kim Ji-sung (김지성)
#53 - IF - RHH

Kim Young-gwan (김영관)

Kim Dong-wook (김동욱)
#33 - IF - RHH

Kim Dong-myeong (김동명)

Kim Ji-yul (김지열)
#3 - OF - RHH

Kim Sa-yeon (김사연)

Yoon Hae-jin (윤해진)
#81 - IF - RHH

Yoon Wan-ju (윤완주)

Jang Si-yun (장시윤)
#44 - IF - RHH

Jang Chae-hwan (장채환)

Min Tae-ho (민태호)
#17 - P - LHH

Min Sung-gi (민성기)

Baek Chung-hoon (백청훈)
#52 - P - RHH

Baek In-sik (백인식)

Park Kun-woo (박건우)
#19 - P - RHH

Park Dong-wook (박동욱)

Hwang Dong-chae (황동채)
#39 - OF - RHH

Hwang Seong-yong (황성용)

Kim Joo-hyun (김주현)
#50 - OF - RHH

Kim Dong-hyun (김동현)

Oh Jae-pil (오재필)
#8 - OF - RHH

Oh Seung-taek (오승택)

Kang Jang-san (강장산)
#57 - P - RHH

Kang Byung-wan (강병완)

Moon Soo-ho (문수호)
#30 - P - LHH

Moon Hyeon-jeong (문현정)

Kim Kyeol-eui (김결의)
#102 - C - RHH

Kim Yoong (김융)

Kim Dong-eun (김동은)
#3 - IF - RHH

Kim Sun-min (김선민)

Lee Min-hyuk (이민혁)
#62 - P - RHH

Lee Jae-min (이재민)

Jeon Woo-yeop (전우엽)
#02 - P - RHH

Jeon Tae-hyun (전태현)

Park Seo-jun (박서준)
#69 - P - RHH

Park Sang-ok (박상옥)

Lim Ji-han (임지한)
#0 - OF - RHH

Lim Sung-jae (임성재)

Baek Jae-yeop (백재엽)
#013 - IF - LHH

Baek Se-woong (백세웅)

Park Si-yoon (박시윤)
#49 - P - LHH

Park Jae-yeong (박재영)

Han Dae-gyeom (한대겸)
#105 - P - LHH

Han Seung-hoon (한승훈)

Lee Gu-reum (이구름)
#100 - P - LHH

Lee Sung-wook (이성욱)

Kim Seung-hoo (김승후)
#91 - IF - LHH

Kim Jin-yeong (김진영)

Kim Bum (김경민)
#113 - OF - LHH

Kim Gyeong-min (김경민)

Lee Chan-gun (이찬건)
#12 - IF - LHH

Lee Seok-hun (이석훈)

Yang Gu-yeol (양구렬)
#42 - IF - RHH

Yang Gu-ryeol (양구렬)

Kim Ju-won (김주원)
#26 - P - LHH

Kim Min-sik (김민식)

Lee Ji-mo (이지모)
#61 - P - RHH

Lee Joon-hwi (이준휘)

Kim Min-jun (김민준)
#31 - IF - RHH

Kim Woong-rae (김웅래)

Bae Ji-hwan (배준빈)
#108 - P - RHH

Bae Joon-bin (배준빈)

Jang Shi-ha (장시하)
#9 - OF - RHH

Jang Shi-hwan (장시환)

Oh Soo-ho (오수호)
#30 - P - RHH

Oh Byung-il (오병일)

Na Jun-seong (라준성)
#113 - IF - RHH

Ra Jun-seong (라준성)

Jung Jin (정진)
#1 - P - RHH

Jung Sung-gi (정성기)

Jo Tae-jin (조성진)
#110 - P - LHH

Jo Sung-jin (조성진)

Josh Bell (조쉬벨)
#00 - 3B - SHH

Josh Bell (벨)

Eric Hacker (해커)
#00 - P - RHH

Eric Hacker (에릭)

Ryu Ji-hyun (류지현)
#6 - - HH

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